One of my favorite piano driven pop groups, Sleeping At Last, have taken a unique approach in presenting their music to their fans. Forgoing the typical bi-annual, 10-song, hour long album, the Chicago-dwelling crooners will be releasing a 3-song EP every month for a year. Each mini-album under the new “Yearbook” project will be named for the corresponding month in which it was released. They began the project earlier this month, releasing October on the 1st of the month. You can purchase each EP individually for $3 each on either Amazon or iTunes, or you can subscribe via sleepingatlast.com for $30 and you will save $6 overall.
October was mixed by John Goodmanson who has worked with them on both Storyboards and Keep No Score, and who has produced records for the likes of Death Cab For Cutie and Nada Surf to name a few. Thanks to the help of Alex Kruser, this first edition in the series has some very lovely string arrangements that almost steal the spotlight away from Ryan O’Neal’s intoxicating voice. I highly recommend logging on to the band’s site and signing up for the entire series. If you are not yet convinced, take a listen to “Next To Me,” featuring Stacy Dupree of Eisley.