Sleeping States were recently featured on a KEXP podcast: Music That Matters, Vol. 362 – Big Gay Podcast 2013. This is in light of the band’s recently released LGBT Pride Release: Sleeping States “Old vs. New” EP b/w Holopaw “Through ‘Til the Morning” EP.
The split 12″ is pressed on 45 RPM pink vinyl and a portion of proceeds go to the Point Foundation. Both Sleeping States and Holopaw are fronted by openly gay men. Thanks so much to both KEXP and John Grant!
Via KEXP’s John Grant:
“Never underestimate the power of sharing music. Songs and artists with something to say can shape so much: identity, politics, political identity, identity politics… you catch my drift. When I was a teenager, just coming to terms with my homosexuality, the mix tapes my adult friends Steve and Robert made for me pointed toward different, more promising possibilities beyond the day-to-day grind of adolescent life in smalltown Virginia.
While I don’t imagine The Heist booming through the chambers of the Supreme Court, the impact of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ viral smash “One Love” certainly presaged our nation’s evolving opinions on marriage equality and presaged Wednesday’s historic rulings. That video continues to find new audiences and touch listener’s lives, and that’s what I aim for when compiling KEXP’s annual Big Gay Podcast. You’ll find a variety of genres and viewpoints amidst the 18 selections this year, from a woozy, night bus remix of John Grant’s “Black Belt” to the fist-pumping indignation of Kathleen Hanna and the Julie Ruin. Hopefully, one or more of these selections resonates with you and you’ll pass along the 2013 Big Gay Podcast and share the love. Trust me—it can make a big difference.”
Music That Matters, Vol. 362 – Big Gay Podcast 2013