“Aquatic Doom Epic” — Consequence of Sound
“a cavernous, slow-burning mass of doomy riffs” — Stereogum
“ It's a voyage.” — Noisey/Vice
Third Man Records is happy to announce the forthcoming 12” vinyl release and pre-order period for Sleep’s sunken treasure of doom, “Leagues Beneath.” On May 23rd the California stoner rock band surprised its legions of freshly-emerged-from-hibernation fans for the second time this year, following the April release of The Sciences with a nearly 17 minute single of bonus, deep sea sludge as part of Adult Swim’s ongoing Singles Program.
The song is a testament to what has made The Sciences such a success: bottomless tone, spacetime-melting riffs and a unparalleled aural experience from start to finish. “Leagues Beneath,” available now for pre-order on black vinyl, features the full 17-minute hadal plunge on the A-side, with a tentacled aquanaut nightmare etching on the B-side.
The black vinyl 12” is officially available at record stores worldwide next Friday, August 24th with select stores (including Third Man Records’ Nashville & Detroit storefronts the following day) carrying the very limited aquamarine special edition (also featuring B-side etching). Contact your favorite local, independent record store for availability, or line up at Third Man the morning of Saturday the 25th to purchase (while supplies last).