Don’t Sleep are premiering second single ‘No Other Way,’ produced by another hardcore legend, Walter Schreifels (of Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Quicksand, Rival Schools, etc). ‘No Other Way’ is a total ripper that’s not far removed from Dag Nasty‘s Smalley-era classic ‘Can I Say,’ and it sounds fresh and timeless today too.
Don’t Sleep will be releasing their debut full-length album, ‘Turn The Tide,’ via Mission Two Entertainment on September 4th. Hailing from Harrisburg, PA / Washington D.C. Don’t Sleep, features Dave Smalley, the singer of influential hardcore and punk bands: Dag Nasty, Down By Law, DYS, and All, as well as Garrett Rothman (bass), Tom McGrath (guitar), Jim Bedorf (drums), and Tony Bavaria (guitar), who have performed in Praise, Mindset, The Commercials, Very Americans, and Junction. While originally Don’t Sleep started to back Dave up while playing songs from his former bands, the members all became fast friends and began writing new material that would eventually become ‘Turn The Tide.’
Bursting with energy and full-volume catchy choruses, ‘Turn The Tide’ was produced by multi-Grammy-nominated partners Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland (August Burns Red, Galactic Empire, Everclear), Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Rival Schools), and Matt Holmes at Think Loud Studios. Don’t Sleep teamed up with Walter Schreifels to co-write the songs ‘No Other Way,’ ‘Reflection,’ and ‘True North.’ Additional engineering was done by Brian McTernan (Senses Fail, Snapcase, Thrice) at Salad Days Studio.