Hailing from the industrial-hub of Pittsburgh, PA, comes indie-rock band Instead of Sleeping. Comprised of Shaun Sweeney (guitar/lead vocals), Jeff Binando (bass/backup vocals), Woody Wright (guitar/keys/auxiliary percussion) Corey McClaine (drums); this four-piece has been demanding attention of the Steel City and beyond with their signature blend of contemporary indie rock since their 2008 inception. They released their first effort, a self-titled full-length in March 2010 and followed it up with their Just Hear to Listen EP soon after in January 2011.
During their years together, Instead of Sleeping has evolved from a hookah-bar jam band into a multi-instrumental outfit. Now showcasing two drum kits, keys, and a myriad of other sound that transformed the band from a traditional indie-rock quartet into a swelling stage presence. The fellas built up a strong reputation as an independent rock band touring regionally on their third studio effort, The Reds, The Blacks, The Grays, which dropped in the Spring of 2012. The band has been privileged to share the stage with notable national acts fun., The Dear Hunter, O’Brother, and Good Old War.
Instead of Sleeping is set to release their next album titled Young Lungs in summer of 2014. They headed out to Chicago to work with renowned producer/mixer Marc McClusky (Weezer, Bad Religion, Ludo, Let Live) on their new full-length project. The band credits McClusky for refining their musical chops, stating, “We learned more about music and songwriting in the sixteen days that we spent with him in SAE Institute than we ever had in our entire lives. He really challenged us to write outside of our comfort zones. While this was terrifying, going through a creative and musical gauntlet, we came out of it with an album that we couldn’t be more proud of.”
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at the album art for our upcoming album "Young Lungs".
On Thursday April 10th, the first single off of our new album "Young Lungs" will be premiered exclusively on AbsolutePunk.net! The song is called Insatiable, and we are so excited for everyone to give it a listen!"She has a thirst that is unquenchable. She wil never be satisfied with you or anything you can give her, and you know it... But you just keep letting her in."
We are very excited to announce "Volatile", the new single from our upcoming album "Young Lungs", is now streaming on Altsounds.com! Check it out and let us know what you think!Click here to listen to Volatile!!
Checkout the latest Album Review from Mind Equals Blown!Mind Equals Blown Album Review
Here's the exclusive story behind each track of "Young Lungs". Check out this track-by-track review at Underthegunreview.net to get an inside look at the meanings behind the songs. Click the link below!Under the Gun Review
Here's a sneak peak at our new music video for "Speak Into Me"! It will be released on June 2nd on purevolume.com!
The "Speak Into Me" music video is being featured on purevolume.com! Checkout the link below.""Speak Into Me" music video
Check out this interview with Dessie by AXS.com about the "Speak Into Me" Music Video! Also, if you haven't seen the video yet you can check it out here as well!Checkout the interview here!
Check out this live Raw acoustic video of Shaun playing "Ammo" from "Young Lungs" on highlightmagazine.net!Checkout the video here!