For this month’s ChicagoVerseUniteD cover story, every day in January will preview a different local artist’s plans for 2011. Today: Sleeping At Last!
While most bands are only now beginning to plot out their 2011 plans, classically leaning orchestral pop act Sleeping At Last is already moving on a massively prolific undertaking for the year. The group outlines the project, entitled Yearbook, in a posting at its official site. Excerpts from that announcement are as follows.
We will write, record and release 3 brand-new songs EVERY month for an entire year! That’s 36 new songs in total, broken down into twelve 3-song digital EPs that will be available monthly!
Each of the 3-song digital EPs will be available one by one, on the 1st of every month for $3.00 via www.sleepingatlast.com.
Our only criteria is to make music we’re proud of.
Speaking to CVU about the project, the group’s Dan Perdue went into greater detail in describing the ambitious ongoing release series.
“Right now we are working on a new project that we are really excited about,” the bassist/pianist explained. ”We’re calling it Yearbook. We started this past October and what we’re doing is releasing a brand new three song digital ep every month for one year. So, on the first of every month we post the new ep on our website for purchase, followed by iTunes a week or two later. We also offer a subscription option for all 12 months. The ep’s are each named for the month they were released and feature new cover art by our favorite artist, Geoff Benzing.”
Perdue goes on to suggest that the Yearbook project “will be taking up most of (the band’s) 2011.” Most recently, the group’s January EP just went up in iTunes, while the artwork for February, featuring a painting of the Aurora Borealis as seen in Hella, Iceland, has now hit the web. Find Yearbook selections from October after the album art below.