Fresh off a headlining performance at Noise Pop, SF psych-rockers Sleepy Sun are gearing up for the release of their debut full length Embrace on ATP/Recordings, the label offshoot of the prestigious All Tomorrow's Parties music festival. The album is in stores and online in May, but will be preceded by a limited edition 10" single featuring two album tracks ("New Age" and "Lord") on March 16th. Or as the label says, "One side ace hypnotic psychedelic drone rock, then flip for Sleepy Sun's take on classic Gospel Americana with added fairy dust and weirdness." Take a listen to the A-side below.

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Sleepy Sun - "New Age"

Click below for full dates for the band's current Midwest/Canadian tour, featuring several SXSW performances.

Sleepy Sun at SXSW
TUESDAY, March 17th
Emo's Main Room (603 Red River)
WEDNESDAY, March 18th
3PM - Scoot Inn Day Party, Outside Stage (1308 East 4th Street)
11PM - Leafy Green SXSW Showcase at Emo’s Inside Room (603 Red River)
FRIDAY, March 20th
3PM - SFxSW Party at Wave on 6th St (408 E Sixth St)
SATURDAY, March 21st
12:20PM - Mess With Texas Festival at Waterloo Park (403 E 15th St)
8:45PM - Trailor Space Records (1401 Rosewood Ave)

US SPRING TOUR
Mar 11 2009 8:00P Bar Pink San Diego, California
Mar 12 2009 8:00P Modified Phoenix, Arizona
Mar 13 2009 8:00P Plush Tuscon, Arizona
Mar 14 2009 8:00P Monte Vista Lounge Flagstaff, Arizona
Mar 17 2009 8:00P TBA Austin, Texas
Mar 18 2009 8:00P Leafy Green SXSW Showcase at Emo’s Jr. Austin, Texas
Mar 19 2009 8:00P SXSW - TBA Austin, Texas
Mar 20 2009 8:00P SXSW - TBA Austin, Texas
Mar 21 2009 8:00P SXSW - TBA Austin, Texas
Mar 22 2009 8:00P Lounge on Elm Street Dallas, Texas
Mar 23 2009 8:00P The Conservatory Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Mar 24 2009 8:00P Record Bar Kansas City, Missouri
Mar 25 2009 8:00P Replay Lounge Lawrence, Kansas
Mar 26 2009 8:00P Mojo’s Columbia, Missouri
Mar 27 2009 8:00P Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, Iowa
Mar 28 2009 8:00P The Picador Iowa City, Iowa
Mar 30 2009 8:00P Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Mar 31 2009 8:00P PC Club Green Bay, Wisconsin
Apr 1 2009 8:00P Stonefly Brewery Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Apr 2 2009 8:00P 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 3 2009 8:00P Aquarium Fargo, North Dakota
Apr 4 2009 8:00P Royal Albert Hotel Winnipeg, Manitoba
Apr 5 2009 8:00P Amigo’s Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Apr 6 2009 8:00P Black Dog Freehouse Edmonton, Alberta
Apr 9 2009 8:00P Broken City Calgary, Alberta
Apr 10 2009 8:00P The Biltmore Vancouver, British Columbia
May 8 2009 8:00P ATP Festival w/ SPIRITUALIZED, DEVO, JESUS LIZARD, ELECTRIC WIZARD and SLEEP! Minehead, UK

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