Half Light | Sleep More, Take More Drugs, Do Whatever We Want

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Sleep More, Take More Drugs, Do Whatever We Want

by Half Light

Shoegaze vs. Americana.
Genre: Pop: Psychedelic Pop
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Album Notes
Press:
Tim Powels (The Church)
“certainly has what many bands dream of – A SOUND.”

The Seattle Times
“intoxicating new song called "Affected"

In Music We Trust
“As soon as Dayna Loeffler opens her mouth, you'd swear that Mazzy Star has found her way out of a rehab clinic somewhere and re-emerged under the name Half Light.”

Bio:

“Just give it a try” encouraged Brian.

Heartbroken over Half Light’s disintegration, Dayna reluctantly agreed to give guitar players Brian and Scott a chance. She quickly realized they were all coming from the same musical space. A quick post to Seattle’s “Ladies Who Lunch” e-mail list and another Dayna, with a “y,” was found to play bass. After a succession of drummers, Jeff was found and the rhythm section was solidified.

The rhythm section is not timid of the ethereal vocals. Scott and Brian’s guitars weave around each other, reminiscent of The Cure or Luna. Many tracks utilize pedal steel’s Americana flavor. The songs manage to be dreamy and dense like Slowdive, but also pop-oriented similar to Mazzy Star. The heaviest tune, “Burn it Down,” features Barb Hunter on gypsy-style cello.

Half Light utilized their years of studio experiences to record their latest release, “Sleep More, Take More Drugs, Do Whatever We Want.” Inspired by Jimi Hendrix records, they aimed for a vibey room sound with the drums. The living room was modified, and “the boxed wine” sessions began. Thanks to the ubiquity of ProTools, guitars, pedal steel and vocals were recorded in various environments.

The band acknowledges that mixing a record is a fine art, and something they would rather have a professional tackle. All being huge fans of the Church, Tim “timEbandit” Powels’ name surfaced. There was doubt that timEbandit would be interested, after all, he lives in Australia, and likely wouldn’t have time for an unsigned band from Seattle. There was an e-mail exchange, some rough mixes sent, and an agreement made.

TimEbandit, who prefers the album title, “Awake at the wheel of the somnambulist mobile” describes that the album, “certainly has what many bands dream of – A SOUND.” He also notes that Half Light are, “implicated and responsible for a tech breakdown curse,” that resulted in the final mixes, and the heart of Spacejunk Studios being destroyed by an angry Mac. After a complete studio overhaul, new final mixes were made and the files made their cross-ocean voyage back to Seattle, and will be released to all on June 3, 2008.

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