Sleeping with Sirens

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Sleeping with Sirens
Sleeping with Sirens at the Skydome.JPG
Sleeping with Sirens performing at the SM City North EDSA Skydome in the Philippines.
Background information
Origin Orlando, Florida, USA
Genres Post-hardcore, emo
Years active 2009–present
Labels Rise
Associated acts Pierce The Veil, For All We Know, Broadway, We Are Defiance, Memphis May Fire
Website http://blog.sleepingwithsirens.net/
Members Kellin Quinn
Justin Hills
Gabe Barham
Jack Fowler
Past members Brandon McMaster
Brian Calzini
Paul Russell
Alex Kaladjian
Dave Aguliar
Nick Trombino
Jesse Lawson

Sleeping with Sirens is an American post-hardcore band from Orlando, Florida currently residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band was formed in 2009 by members of For All We Know, Broadway, and Paddock Park. They are currently unsigned[1]and have released three full-length albums and an acoustic EP. The group is known primarily for the versatility of vocalist Kellin Quinn's tenor leggiero vocal range.

Background

Formation and With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear (2009–2010)

Their first album, With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear, was released on March 23, 2010. Debuted at number 7 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart, and at number 36 on Top Independent Albums.[2]

Let's Cheers to This and If You Were a Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack (2011–2012)

On April 7, 2011, the band released the first single off their new album "Do It Now Remember It Later". Later in the month on April 28, the next single "Fire" was released. The bands second album Let's Cheers to This was released on May 10, 2011.[3] On June 26, 2012 the band released their first Acoustic EP, "If You Were a Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack" On October 21, 2012, Sleeping With Sirens released a new single called "Dead Walker Texas Ranger" as a halloween special. [4]

Feel and Departure of Jesse Lawson (2013–2014)

In January 2013, the band entered the studio to record their follow up to Let's Cheers to This with an estimated release date of mid-2013.[5][6] On April 23, 2013, the band released a new single called "Low" and revealed the new album's title as Feel and release date as June 4, 2013.[7] In support of the new album, the band will be playing Kia main stage at the Vans Warped Tour 2013. On May 21, the band released the second single from Feel, "Alone" Featuring Machine Gun Kelly.

On August 4, the band announced that they will be headlining their tour, The Feel This Tour, in support of their album Feel. Memphis May Fire, Breathe Carolina, Issues, and Our Last Night will be supporting the tour on selected dates.[8]

On October 16 2013, guitarist Jesse Lawson announced his departure from the band, citing his desire to spend more time with his family and start a new musical venture.[9] After Lawson's amicable departure the band tapped Nick Martin (formerly of D.R.U.G.S. and Underminded) to fill in on guitar on the bands upcoming UK/EU Feel tour.[10][11]

New album and world tour (2014-present)

On July 6, 2014 the band released pictures of them in the studio recording new music with John Feldmann.[12] On July 21, 2014 the band announced they would be headlining a world tour alongside Pierce the Veil, with supporting acts Beartooth and This Wild Life.[13] On August 8, 2014 the band stated they were parting ways with Rise Records and working on as an independent band.[14]

Band members

Gabe Barham in 2010.
Current members
Former members
  • Brian Calzini – lead vocals (2009)[15]
  • Dave Aguliar – rhythm guitar (2009)
  • Paul Russell – bass (2009)
  • Alex Kaladjian – drums (2009)
  • Brandon McMasters – lead guitar (2009–2010)
  • Nick Trombino – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2009–2010)
  • Jesse Lawson – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2010–2013)

Discography

Studio albums
Year Album Label Chart peaks[2]
US 200 US Indie US Hard Rock US Heat
2010 With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear Rise 36 7
2011 Let's Cheers to This 78 13 5
2013 Feel 3 2 2
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.
Singles
Year Title Album
2010 "You Kill Me (In a Good Way)" With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear
"If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn"
"With Ears to See, and Eyes to Hear"
2011 "Do It Now Remember It Later" Let's Cheers to This
"Fire"
"If You Can't Hang"
"A Trophy Father's Trophy Son"
2012 "Stomach Tied In Knots" If You Were a Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack
"Roger Rabbit"
"Dead Walker Texas Ranger" Non-album single
2013 "Low" Feel
"Alone (feat. MGK)"
"Congratulations (feat. Matty Mullins)"
EPs
Demos
  • Demo (self-released, 2009)
Compilations

List of guest appearances

  • Kellin Quinn (2010) – "The Amazing Atom" (At the Skylines)
  • Kellin Quinn and Jesse Lawson (2010) – "There's a Situation @ the Shore" (Lakeland)
  • Kellin Quinn (2010) – "In the Face of Death" (The Last Word)
  • Kellin Quinn (2011) – "Airplanes Pt. 2" (We Are Defiance feat. Tom Denney formerly of A Day to Remember)
  • Kellin Quinn (2011) – "The Dying Hymn" (The Color Morale, as composer) [16]
  • Kellin Quinn (2011) – "Bring On the Empty Horses" (Call Us Forgotten)
  • Kellin Quinn (2011) – "Once Upon a Time In Mexico" (Demo Version) (Cascades)
  • Kellin Quinn (2012) – "WeFightFail" (Aerolyn)
  • Kellin Quinn (2012) – "Miles Away" (Memphis May Fire)
  • Kellin Quinn (2012) – "Closer to Becoming a Killer" (She Can't Breathe)
  • Kellin Quinn (2012) – "King for a Day" (Pierce the Veil)
  • Kellin Quinn (2012) – "The Surface Beneath" (Avera)
  • Kellin Quinn (2012) – "Building Coral Castle" (The Words We Use) [17]
  • Kellin Quinn (2013) – "Swing Life Away" (Machine Gun Kelly)
  • Kellin Quinn and Jesse Lawson (2013) – "Swing Life Away (acoustic)" (Machine Gun Kelly)
  • Kellin Quinn (2012) – "Miles Away (acoustic)" (Memphis May Fire)

Videography

Year Title Director(s)
2009 "If I'm James Dean, Then You're Audrey Hepburn" Caleb Mallery
2010 "With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear" Sam Link
2011 "If You Can't Hang" Thunder Down Country
2012 "Do It Now Remember It Later" Izzy Campos
2012 "Roger Rabbit" Drew Russ
2013 "Alone (feat. MGK)" N/A
2013 "Congratulations (feat. Matty Mullins)" N/A

References

  1. ^ Rock Sound: 5 THINGS YOU CAN EXPECT FROM SLEEPING WITH SIRENS’ FOURTH ALBUM
  2. ^ a b "With Ears to See, and Eyes to Hear - Sleeping With Sirens - Billboard.com". Billboard. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  3. ^ DiVincenzo, Alex (7 April 2011). "New Sleeping With Sirens Song". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Sleeping With Sirens Reveal New Halloween Single
  5. ^ Ableson, Jon (2009-08-20). "Sleeping With Sirens To Record New Album In January". Alter The Press!. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  6. ^ "Twitter / Kellinquinn: The world isn't ready for this". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  7. ^ Sleeping WIth Sirens (22 April 2013). "Sleeping With Sirens New Single 'Low'". Sleeping With Sirens. (Rise Records). Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/sleeping_with_sirens_announce_the_feel_this_tour_with_memphis_may_fire_issu
  9. ^ Kraus, Brian (16 October 2013). "Sleeping With Sirens part ways with guitarist Jesse Lawson". Alternative Press. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  10. ^ http://propertyofzack.com/post/60360053820/sleeping-with-sirens-tap-nick-martin-d-r-u-g-s
  11. ^ http://propertyofzack.com/post/64184577666/sleeping-with-sirens-continue-with-nick-martin-as-fill
  12. ^ http://propertyofzack.com/post/90956543116/sleeping-with-sirens-recording-with-john-feldmann
  13. ^ http://loudwire.com/pierce-the-veil-sleeping-with-sirens-2014-u-s-tour/
  14. ^ Rock Sound: 5 THINGS YOU CAN EXPECT FROM SLEEPING WITH SIRENS’ FOURTH ALBUM
  15. ^ http://mindequalsblown.net: Interview: We Are Defiance
  16. ^ http://allmusic.com/album/my-devil-in-your-eyes-r2118508/credits
  17. ^ "iTunes - Music - Morals - EP by The Words We Use". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-06-11. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 

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