FOR SLEEPING OR JUMPING release their new EP- Dead Languages (the follow up to their self-titled debut and a Part 2 follow-up) today. Dead Languages (released on the group’s own label Auxiliary Records) can be purchased via digital download HERE. As part of their weekly Listening Party feature, AOL Music is currently streaming the group’s EP. Listen HERE.
Ben Weinman, mastermind behind the Dillinger Escape Plan who helped the members of FSOJ map out the complex twists and turns in each track with co-producer Ryan Siegel (Glassjaw) had this to say, “It was great working with a band who have truly captured the inspiration and attitude of so many of the bands I came up with over the years.”
Dead Languages finds the group wildly experimenting with moods, momentum and melody, multiple times within each song. It’s radical and unpredictable, as “Beardrops” and “Law Blog” swoon from a blitzkrieg assault to a slow, almost Helmet-like rigidity, while “Bone of Contention” and “Persia the Dog” distort and twist throughout. Meanwhile, the title track builds from a warm psychedelic haze (think Sabbath’s “Planet Caravan”) into a harsh and brutal finale. It’s a violently smart assault on the senses, and one more than equal to the best work of the band’s major influences.
“What I’ve heard of Dead Languages so far is incredibly energetic, frenetic, brutally heavy and technical.” – MetalSucks.net
“This is an unpredictable and super-technical disc with surprises lurking around every corner.” - PureGrainAudio.com
The group’s music video for “Beardrops” directed by Chris Thomas at Strewnshank Productions made its online premiere on Altpress.com. View it below. FSOJ are again working with Chris Thomas putting the final touches on their next music video for “Bone of Contention.” Check out the teaser, HERE.