Don’t Sleep Releases New Album ‘See Change’

Don’t Sleep have released their sophomore album, ‘See Change’ via End Hits Records. The 9-track LP was co-produced by the Grammy-nominated team of Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland (August Burns Red, Silverstein). The band, made up of Dave Smalley (Dag Nasty, All, Down By Law, DYS) on vocals, bassist Garrett Rothman (Junction), drummer Jim Bedorf, and guitarists Tom McGrath (Very Americans) and Tony Bavaria (The Commercials, Very Americans), is also debuting a new animated video for the track ’20/20′.

Rothman says, “We are excited to introduce our new single ’20/20′ and the accompanying video. ’20/20′ is on our ‘See Change’ LP, which drops on End Hits Records. ’20/20′ is truly a summer jam – it has a big, anthemic quality to it with an uplifting chorus that everyone can relate to – “someday I’ll be free!” Like any great summer jam, it’s the kind of song that you want to listen to while driving around town with your windows down.

The video for ’20/20′ is a montage of Don’t Sleep live shows, but interspersed with scenes from Harrisburg, PA, the hometown of 4/5 of Don’t Sleep. The video was beautifully edited by Josh Nesmith. Josh’s vision resulted in a dreamy, ethereal piece that we are really proud of and truly accentuates the song.”

Smalley says, “At peace with this reflection/No regrets, no introspection. Mortality is a reality of the human experience. We will all die. Some of us too soon (Hendrix, Keith Moon, John Stabb), some living shockingly long (Keith Richards, Willie Nelson). To quote Gandalf from ‘Lord of the Rings’: ‘All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’ In this life, we will all make huge mistakes, but most of us will also try hard, try to do better, and do good things that make those around us happier and this world around us a little brighter. So just know that is part of your story, inevitably. That contrast. Pain and redemption. As Eckart Tolle puts it, we need to realize that the pain body wants to define us, but it is not who we are. In life we are working toward true consciousness. ‘Another lonely road…someday I’ll be free.'”

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