Like contemporary acts Coheed & Cambria and Taking Back Sunday, Long Island, NY's the Sleeping merge emo, hardcore, and various other styles into an angst-ridden soup.
Vocalist Doug Robinson, guitarist Cameron Keym, bassist Sal Mignano, and drummer Joe Zizzo were previously involved with various other bands (including the defunct Skycamefalling), and these experiences brought an additional progressive edge to the Sleeping's 2004 debut, Believe What We Tell You. The album was released on One Day Saviour before the group signed with Victory Records in the fall of 2005. The Sleeping played a main stage slot at May 2006's Bamboozle festival in New Jersey; their sophomore full-length, Questions and Answers, dropped later that month. The band supported the record with extensive touring, including nationwide dates with Bayside and Halifax, two weeks on Warped Tour, and a month overseas. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia