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Alien Boy - Sleeping Lessons TE184

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In a scene where abstruse lyrics and ironic detachment are all the rage, Alien Boy’s high-stakes, loud pop is as refreshing as it is surprising. In the grand tradition of emo and pop-punk—and perhaps rock ’n roll in general—lead singer and songwriter Sonia Weber uses her songs to communicate subdued desires and secret grievances. Alien Boy’s debut LP Sleeping Lessons is a collection of lullabies for the pop masochist; like all good, emotional music, Weber’s songs are resonant because they’re unmistakably human.

Alien Boy takes their name from a Wipers song, but elsewhere the group’s PNW lineage is felt in a mordant grit gleaned from Team Dresch and early Heatmiser. It sets the tone for Weber to mix her deep-seated love of early 2000's generational touchstones with a Britpop frostiness to brilliant and totally unique results—from the tremolo dives and Stone Roses references on Ride-y opener “Somewhere Without Me”, to the sun-kissed, sub-three-minute power pop bliss of “600 Days”. Weber’s melodies are so bright and effective it’s easy to forget they come from a place of absolute emotional torment.

Track Listing

  1. Somewhere Without Me
  2. If We Don't Speak
  3. Only Posers Fall In Love
  4. Just Kids
  5. I Just Can't Feel It
  6. Hooked, Glued, You
  7. Depression
  8. On The Ride Back Home (You Know What I Dream Of)
  9. 600 Days
  10. Sleeping Lessons

Pressing Information

First Pressing (Vinyl):
200 Opaque Purple & Smoke Split (mailorder exclusive)
300 Pink & White Mix

First Pressing (Cassettes):
70 Gray Tint w/ Clear Liner (band exclusive)
100 Black
130 White

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