Sleep Theory Announce "Paper Hearts" EP + Share "Gone or Staying"
SLEEP THEORY TO RELEASE PAPER HEARTS EP ON SEPTEMBER 29 VIA EPITAPH RECORDS BAND SHARES "GONE OR STAYING" LYRIC VIDEO — WATCH
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Sleep Theory — vocalist Cullen Moore, guitarist Daniel Pruitt bassist Paolo Vergara, and drummer Ben Pruitt — announced their signing to Epitaph Records earlier this summer. Today, the band has announced that it will release the Paper Hearts EP on September 29 via the label. Pre-order it here. The band has also shared "Gone or Staying." Watch it here. ''Gone or Staying' is the breaking point in a relationship that is built on emotions and broken promises. It is the stuggle between wanting things to work and the need to move on," the band explains. PAPER HEARTS TRACK LISTING: "Fallout" "Enough" "Another Way" "Gone or Staying" "Numb" "It's Over"
The numbers don't lie. Sleep Theory's recent single "Numb" — watch the video here — follows the band's debut single "Another Way," which arrived in January 2023 and amassed 500k views on TikTok within 36 hours of release. Together, the two tracks have generated over 16 million streams and each shot to No. 1 on SiriusXM's Octane Chart, sitting in the top slot for three weeks a piece. The reaction was intense, and as such, the band was also selected for SiriusXM/Pandora's Artist Accelerator Program and will be a part of their Next Wave Concert Series in September. This all happened in the span of six months. But what seemed like an overnight success (or an "industry plant" playing to the algorithm, as some trolls theorized) has actually been years in the making. Since retiring from the U..S Army several years ago, Moore has dedicated his life to carving his own path in the music industry. Officially starting Sleep Theory in 2019, the current incarnation of his musical journey began as a studio project to fuse his love of hard rock, funk, and R&B.
Now a four-piece band, which came to be on the back of a chance meeting via Facebook Marketplace, Sleep Theory have achieved a pair of No. 1 singles, played their first run of shows to massive crowds, and signed to Epitaph Records. Combining metalcore-like breakdowns with bluesy grooves and a pop sensibility made for modern radio, "Numb" has landed at No. 31 on the Active Rock chart. Sleep Theory just wrapped up a tour with Shinedown, which happened to be their first tour ever, and that they will be supporting Set It Off later this month. SLEEP THEORY ON TOUR: WITH SET IT OFF: 8/25 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom 8/26 — Dallas, TX — The Echo Lounge & Music Hall 8/28 — Tucson, AZ — Rialto Theatre 8/30 — San Diego, CA — House Of Blues WITH I PREVAIL + BADFLOWER: 9/21— Columbus, OH — Kemba Live! HEADLINE: 9/28 — Las Vegas, NV — Hard Rock Cafe/G2 Rock Gathering