It’s taken seven months for this moment to finally reach it’s fruition, but here we finally have the fourth and final installment in Sleepy Genes’ increasingly impressive series of singles, which put together form the loosely conceptual PEOPLE EP, coming out tomorrow. For those of you who haven’t kept up with the group’s recorded output, the previous three singles congealed to showcase a dynamic powerhouse of a band that’s big on classic hooks and anthemic, guitar-heavy jams. “Village People” is no different, although it does hint at a more progressive rock approach with a steady stream of tempo shifts and rhythmic left turns that serve to leave the listener slightly off-balance, and in a constant state of anticipation. There’s a little bit of all things rock here—driving riffs, turn-on-dime dynamics, a blistering solo section, rousing singalong vocals—and it’s all delivered with considerable skill and buckets of infectious energy. Frankly, I would have been surprised and disappointed if it had ended any other way.
Sleepy Genes will celebrate the release of the PEOPLE EP tomorrow night, August 16 at Star Bar. Supporting them will be Freak Out, who are also celebrating an EP release. Fellow locals Curio Museum open the show. Doors open at 9pm. Admission is FREE.