THE SLEEPING To Release New Album This Tuesday

The shores of Long Island, NY have been known for producing some of the most influential names in rock. Taking Back Sunday, Brand New and many others have been born into notoriety out of that scene. Just as it looked like all hope was lost and every band was becoming faded carbon copies of one another, The Sleeping came along and shook things up by putting sincerity and originality back into underground rock.
After self-releasing their first full length album Believe What We Tell You (OneDaySavior, 2004), Chicago’s Victory Records immediately took notice of the band and their ever growing fan base and hard work ethic. Shortly thereafter, the label signed The Sleeping to its roster. Since 2004, the band has released two other albums (Questions And Answers & What It Takes) and solidified themselves as one of the hardest working tour acts performing with everyone from A Day To Remember, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Taking Back Sunday, Saosin, Reliant K, Plain White T’s, Senses Fail, Hawthorne Heights and countless others.
This Tuesday, September 28th, the band will release their fourth album, The Big Deep, on Victory Records. The album is a major leap forward for the band, and lead singer Douglas Robinson couldn’t be more thrilled with the results.
“A lot of what makes The Big Deep different from our other releases is the fact that when we approached this record we approached it with no expectations other than wanting to improve ourselves, not only musically, but individually as well,” stated Robinson. “We were all facing major changes in our lives and we wanted this record to be an in your face rock album that digs directly under your skin. In my mind, The Big Deep is for everyone who has been through it all and still fighting to get it right.”
The band also found their writing for this record turning even more personal than they had in the past. “Lyrically, songs like ‘Oh, Gloria’, which is about my mother, show how personal this record is for me. I've always been personal on all of our records while giving the listener a chance to relate. This time I did the same thing but dove into it far deeper. The last year and a half of my life is all on this record. I want the listener to hear that, but also be able to connect with the material on its own.”
As always, The Sleeping will be hitting the road in support of their new album with upcoming shows with Finger Eleven, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Tides Of Man and PM Today. A full current tour schedule is listed below.

Track Listing For The Big Deep1. Dark Days
2. Boroughs of the Ocean
3. Beautiful Gloom
4. Retired Spies (Change Your Life)
5. Deafening the UK
6. The Phantom of Darker Clouds
7. Oh, Gloria
8. Get You Back
9. The Big Deep
10. Black Waves (Vaya Con Dios)
11. Young Vibes… Don’t Run Away From Me

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sep 27 2010 Legitimate Business Greensboro, NC @
Sep 28 2010 Sector 7G Augusta, GA @
Sep 29 2010 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL @
Sep 30 2010 Oasis Charleston, SC @
Oct 1 2010 Looney Tunes West Babylon, New York
Oct 8 2010 Ground Zero Allenstown, NH
Oct 9 2010 Eleanor Rigby's Jermyn, PA
Oct 17 2010 Headliners Toledo, OH #
Oct 18 2010 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH #
Oct 20 2010 Headliners Louisville, KY #
Oct 21 2010 Blue Note Columbia, MO #
Oct 22 2010 Fubar St. Louis, MO
Oct 24 2010 Juanita's Cantina Ballroom Little Rock, AR #
Oct 27 2010 Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge, LA #
Oct 28 2010 House of Blues New Orleans, LA #
Oct 29 2010 Shadowplay Lounge The Woodlands, TX ^
Oct 30 2010 The Hangar Witchita Falls, TX ^
Nov 1 2010 The Underground Mesa, AZ ^
Nov 2 2010 The Glass House Pomona, CA ^
Nov 3 2010 Jerry's Pizza & Pub Bakersfield, CA ^
Nov 4 2010 Tonic Lounge Reno, NV ^
Nov 5 2010 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT ^
Nov 6 2010 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO ^
Nov 8 2010 Sokol Underground Omaha, NE ^
Nov 9 2010 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL ^
Nov 10 2010 Mac's Bar Lansing, MI ^
Nov 11 2010 The Coup Clarksville, TN ^
Nov 12 2010 1982 Bar Gainesville, FL ^
Nov 13 2010 The Orpheum Tampa, FL ^
Nov 14 2010 Backbooth Orlando, FL ^
Nov 15 2010 The Talent Farm Pembroke Pines, FL ^
Nov 17 2010 Jack Rabbit's Jacksonville, FL ^
Nov 18 2010 The Casbah Charlotte, NC ^
Nov 19 2010 Club Relevant Virginia Beach, VA ^
Nov 20 2010 The Harmony Grange Wilmington, DE ^
Nov 21 2010 Hangar 84 Vineland, NJ ^
Nov 22 2010 The Barbary Philadelphia, PA ^
Nov 23 2010 Blender Theater at Gramercy New York, NY ^

@ - With The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
# - With Finger Eleven
^ - With Tides Of Man & PM Today supporting