Lala Lala

Lala Lala

Sleepyhead (Cloud Transparent)

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Release Date: 08/23/2019
Hardly Art Records
Release type:
Reissued Cloud Colored Vinyl LP Pressing

Originally released in October 2016 as a long-since sold-out self-released cassette, Hardly Art is proud to announce that Sleepyhead, the debut full-length from celebrated Chicago band Lala Lala, is now available again. Recorded in a basement over the course of five days during a typically-inhospitable Midwestern winter, Sleepyhead is an auspicious-if, at the time, criminally overlooked-debut effort from the young songwriter Lillie West and her then-lineup of supporting players (Abby Black on drums and Karl Bernasconi on bass). Unlike 2018's critically-acclaimed The Lamb, Sleepyhead is a rawer, more punked-up album with fewer lyrical metaphors obfuscating it's intimate, direct emotionality. Committed to tape in an urgent outburst of creative energy, the self-produced record eschews overdubs and takes unfussy aim at the listener's ears, heart, and the lump in their throat. Album standout "F*** With Your Friends" was a breakthrough moment for West-it was the first song she ever wrote, one that tumbled out of her fully-formed, setting her on the path that's led to her recent successes. It's also emblematic of Sleepyhead's confessionalism and fearless forthrightness: "I drink more than I want to 'cause it makes you easier to talk to / And what you're saying is boring," West sings.

    1. Exorcism
    2. Fuck With Your Friends
    3. Dream Song
    4. Cool Party But Then We All Left
    5. Okie Dokie Doggie Daddy
    6. Nothing
    7. Bully
    8. Monolith
    9. Bed
    10. Lala Song
    11. Future Flower

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