Check out our latest Homegrown Spin band, from Blairstown NJ, SAINT SLUMBER! (Photo Cred: Ricky Dehrone)
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 has accrued over half a million streams, garnering the band appearances on the legendary SoFar Sounds sessions and Balcony TV, as well as a feature on EDM producer Modern Machines’ latest single, “Hazy.” While 2017 was a productive start for the band, SAINT SLUMBER eagerly looks forward to 2018.