Photo Credit: Kelley Jackson
Today’s song is “Flashlight Tag” by Sleepy Vikings. The Tampa sextet is much adored in its hometown and the debut They Will Find You Here seems to be making new fans every day. Sleepy Vikings has previously and dubiously described its sound as “southern shoegaze,” but this tag is really just window dressing for hick towns and beer plus Pavement and Sonic Youth. This is a band that accepted an invitation to play its first show before it even had a set of music to play, so fitting into a genre is not a top priority. The band will launch a tour of the Eastern US in June (see dates below) in support of the release of They Will Find You Here.
Sleepy Vikings Towers On Tour
06/08 Tampa, FL @ Cappy’s Pizza (Seminole Heights) Acoustic Tour Kick Off Party
06/10 Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge w/ Casper & The Cookies, The Shut-Ups
06/11 Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof w/ Sleepy Eye Giant
06/12 West Columbia, SC @ One Unit Art Space w/ Nathan Hussey (of All Get Out), Future Wives, Dear Kavalier
06/13 Richmond, VA @ Sprout FREE!
06/14 Charlottesville, VA @ The Box FREE!
06/15 Chapel Hill, NC @ Night Light w/ Bastages, Gods of Harvest
06/16 Newark, DE @ Mojo Main w/ The Sky Drops, Troubled Hips
06/17 Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery w/ The Sky Drops, Thrushes, Young Jaguars
06/18 Washington, DC @ Kultura’s Books In-Store
06/18 Washington, DC @ Bella Cafe w/ Thrushes, Mittenfields, Forevsner
06/19 Philadelphia, PA @ King Fu Neck Tie w/ Gypsy Death and You, Eat Your Birthday Cake
06/20 Somerville, MA @ The Rosebud
06/21 Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop w/ Alberta Cross
06/22 New York, NY @ Pianos w/ The Stationary Set, The Twees, Jump Into The Gospel
06/23 Cleveland, OH @ The Happy Dog
06/24 Champaign, IL @ Mike n’ Molly’s
06/25 Nashville, TN @ The Basement w/ Heypenny, PDA
06/26 Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia
06/27 Atlanta, GA @ Club 529 w/ Today The Moon Tomorrow the Sun