Spotlight: The Sleeping

There are a lot of bands out there that don't get the recognition they deserve. The Sleeping is one of those bands. Especially after having seen them live multiple times this year, they are definitely flying too low under the radar. Yes, they did have a track on Guitar Hero 3. ("Don't Hold Back" from their debut on Victory Records, Questions and Answers.) And they have accompanied multiple big names on some sold-out tours (Hollywood Undead's TCB & Vatos Locos tours, Nintendo Fusion Tour, etc). Yet, they are still very much overlooked. If you still aren't convinced on these guys after listening to their music, make sure to see them live. If you don't absolutely fall in love, i'll punch you in the face because there's obviously something wrong with you. Ok, no not really. But The Sleeping live is definitely a sight to behold. Lead singer Douglas Robinson powers through the vocals in a high energy romp on stage that will give you chills. Each band member brings something special to the show. Whether it's Bassist Sal Mignano's display of amazing bass runs while in constant movement, drummer Joe Zizzo's hair-covered face pounding away, guitarist Paul Cadena ripping away or keyboardist Chris Evans rocking harder than anyone knew a keyboardist could. Their lyrics speak to the heart and make you feel every single word that comes through the speakers. Musically they are a breath of fresh air in a time when everyone is becoming musically monotonous and mundane. A sound all their own and not to mention, all really cool, down to earth dudes. They love their fans and definitely take time out, especially after shows, to spend some time and show some love. Don't ever be intimidated by these New Yorkers. They just might end up being some of the coolest people you'll ever meet.

Song To Listen To: "Heart Beatz". My personal favorite song. It hits a spot that i know too well.

Make sure to check out the guys on MySpace @ or on twitter @ Also catch them on tour in February with Scary Kids Scaring Kids if they're coming to your area. You won't be disappointed!

(Photo Credit: Lauren Abria - Sacramento, CA)