Richmond’s Sleepwalkers dropped their album Greenwood Shade last summ
Richmond’s Sleepwalkers dropped their album Greenwood Shade last summer, Ryan Adams and Judd Apatow are both talking about them at the moment.
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) August 3, 2015
Apatow retweeted Adams’ the kind words for Sleepwaker’s single “Images” off their 2014 record Greenwood Shade.
Led by brothers Michael and Austin York, their shift into Sleepwalkers is analogous to the transition that occurs when a former child actor switches smoothly into adult roles. Their former group, Duchess Of York, had quite a following amongst the younger set back in the mid-2000s, and their shows were characterized by elaborate light shows, wild rockstar performances, and teenagers swooning in the front rows.
Sleepwalkers are an entirely different animal, though, and their debut LP, Greenwood Shade, proves it. The transition that’s occurred in the songs the Yorks write over the past several years is both noticeable and commendable. It has the same effect as seeing Leonardo DiCaprio in Gangs Of New York–it lets you know the young man has grown up.
If you were lucky enough to hang through the rain at Crowfest this year, you could have caught the brother’s York under the stars:
Kudos to Sleepwalkers and god speed on your summer tour, friends. May the blessing from Ryan Adams lead to many a sold out show.