Saint Slumber
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Saint Slumber

New Hope, PA | Established. Jan 01, 2017

New Hope, PA
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Alternative Indie




"WMMR - Local Shots"

Saint Slumber combine alt-rock and electro-pop on their debut EP YOUTH//1, which is out now. The band formed earlier this year but have already managed to crank out a series of visually stunning clips, including the video below for the song "Human". Get more music from Saint Slumber on their website, and if you want to catch them live, they're playing a show at Underground Arts on 12/30 with our buds in Resilient, a recent Local Shots Artist of the Month - more on that here. - WMMR

"30 Best EPs of 2017"

Animalistic hankerings thrive between the winded reeds of the murky forest Saint Slumber have so thoughtfully and passionately nurtured. Their wide-ranging, scatter-brained debut EP is a fly-by-night amalgam of clunky garage-band rock, fevered electronica and youthful restlessness, nestled amidst a sharpened self-awareness and euphoric evasion. There is a quiet unease through which they view the world, meandering mindlessly from one moment to the next, not really knowing exactly what it means. That weighty core is rather unconventional, especially for such shimmery pop music, but that is what strikes such an affecting consequence. The group’s imposing debut frames their masterful skills without pause, indicating they are capable of even more colossal things. - Bsides & Bandlands

"YOUTH//1 Album Review"

Post-rockers Saint Slumber recently released their debut EP, Youth//1, and we’ve had it on heavy rotation ever since.

Vocalist Joshua Perna and guitarist Aaron Brown solidified a space in the scene opening for Twenty One Pilots, Andrew McMahon & the Wilderness, and Circa Survive. When drummer Matt Carpenter rounded out the duo’s edgy, indie pop sound, Saint Slumber was born.

Leading up to the release of Youth//1, Saint Slumber teased fans with two incredibly well-executed music videos for “Human” and “Cool.” Director Salvatore Rubino and the band created visuals that perfectly fit the fresh, sexy vibe of each song. “Human” is a dark, trippy journey with a robust breakdown of heavy beats and atmospheric guitar. Perna’s distorted vocals are just the right combination of polished and aloof, while Brown and Carpenter intelligently play off each other’s imaginative foundations. “Cool” is just that – an unashamedly hip track that screams summer playlist staple. Its catchy ooh-oohs and electronic aesthetic make it a standout composition.

“Youth” slurs through adolescent consciousness, revering late nights and friendships a la Perks of Being a Wallflower. As the shortest track on the album, it perhaps purposely represents fleeting youth and Perna’s desire to halt its demise (“I’ll be young ’til the day I die”).

“Getaway,” like “Cool,” interprets its title literally, manifesting a vacation-like feel reminiscent of the R&B era that spawned Aliyah’s “Rock The Boat” with smooth, relaxing overtones. This dreamy track is quite distinct from its album-mates. Perna’s lyrics, “It’s been a while since I felt like I moved at all” and “I want to get out of this place” are universally relatable, especially as anticipated summer breaks are practically within reach.

Youth//1 closes with a nod to another track, as the opening lyrics of “Need” are pulled from “Human.” This playful self-reference is also evident in the intros to “Human” and “Cool.” “Need” stands as a more upbeat continuation of “Human” with a similar melodic chorus. It’s Saint Slumber’s most danceable track, even with an aggressive guitar solo.

While Youth//1 is a timely release amid EDM’s rising acclaim and experimenting with mixed genres becoming the norm in pop music, the album still feels completely unique. Youth//1 is an undeniably strong start for Saint Slumber, and we can’t wait to see where the band goes from here. - Stars and Scars


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Forged in the suburban sprawl between Philadelphia and New York City, SAINT SLUMBER is every bit as eclectic as the small towns from which they come. Building home studios in barns and garages, the band takes complete control of their music by creating, recording, and producing their own music. 

This creative autonomy can be seen in the band’s 2017 debut EP entitled YOUTH//1. An expansive record for its breadth, SAINT SLUMBER juxtaposes the sounds of dreamy, electronic pop alongside alternative rock on their five song EP. Vocalist Joshua Perna moulds introspective and moody lyrics into infectious pop hooks over the dense, ambient soundscapes created by guitarist Aaron Brown. The band prides itself on bringing this immersive sound to the stage: the band’s alt-pop songs are energized by drummer Matt Carpenter’s explosive live performance, joining forces with bassist Adam Jessamine to create a high-energy rhythm section.

In its first 6 months alone, YOUTH//1 accrued over half a million streams, garnering the band appearances on the legendary SoFar Sounds sessions and Balcony TV. In 2018, SAINT SLUMBER started the year off strong by playing the main stage at Radio 104.5's Philadelphia Winter Jawn, sharing the stage with The Struts, Dashboard Confessional, and AJR.

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