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Sleepers Awaken

by Your Gracious Host

Indie power pop of the first order; vast vocal harmonies and melodies laid on top of thick guitar beds and inventive rhythms.
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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1. Decision Tonight
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2. Episode in Contrast
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3. Today (is not the day)
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4. Healing Hands
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5. One in Ten
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6. Winners and Losers
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7. Surrender Me
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8. Think I'm going Crazy
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9. My Neighborhood
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10. Reach the Shore
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11. If you Lead There
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Eleven sparkling new songs grace this excellent third outing led by midwestern pop machine Tom Curless. From the opening electric guitars and drums which drive the relentless “Decision Tonight” to the closing fragile lilting acoustic guitars and harmonies of “If you Lead There”, Sleepers Awaken paints on a very broad musical and lyrical canvas. With many contributions from friends and fellow musicians John Ross and Brian Leach, the music seemingly echoes several different musical eras at once.

Recorded in Michigan and Chicago at three different studios throughout most of 2010, Sleepers Awaken is the third release from Your Gracious Host, and it delivers on the promise of previous releases with fantastic panache. Majestic layered vocals collide with strident, complex rhythmic arrangements, almost like CSN&Y singing back up for Sound Affects-era Jam. Hints of early 80’s post punk crop up along the way, bringing to mind classic pop guitar bands like the Go Betweens, XTC, The Dbs, Posies, Shoes and Teenage Fanclub. Ultimately however, Your Gracious Host finds a unique voice of its own, and with Sleepers Awaken has boldly claimed a place within the pop music stratosphere!

Past press for Your Gracious Host:

"...fans of Teenage Fanclub, The Shins, XTC and a host of similarly minded sounding bands will enjoy this generous offering. You'll want to RSVP to Your Gracious Host" -Absolute Powerpop.com

"You may not be able to handle the popgasm ….you will get from this masterpiece" Roctober magazine

“WOW! …recommended for power pop fans!- Kool Kat records

“This is a really great debut…extremely highly recommended!” Not Lame Records

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