and New, Improved Recording are proud to present the sixth installment of New, Improved, LIVE, our ongoing series of live studio sessions with top indie bands, recorded at the New, Improved Recording studio in Oakland, California. This month’s session features Sleepy Sun delivering exclusive live-in-the-studio renditions of songs from their full length debut, Embrace, and the Sleepy Son 10″, both available on ATP Recordings.

For being a bunch of early-twentysomethings, this San Francisco-via-Santa Cruz band sure has a mature psych rock sound, fully realized on Embrace, which Spin recently named one of the “10 Best Albums You Might Have Missed in 2009.” Engaging songs, relentless touring and the prospect of another full length can only mean even bigger things for this potent sextet, who have quickly become one of the best live acts in Bay Area rock. Here, the band seizes that live electricity, taking the songs from their debut to the next level.

For even more, check out videos and photos from the session and an interview with the band at our New, Improved, LIVE page!

New, Improved, LIVE, featuring: Sleepy Sun

1. – “New Age” (originally from Embrace)

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2. – “Sandstorm Woman” (originally from Sleepy Son)[audio:|artists=Sleepy Sun|titles=Sandstorm Woman] Download: 160kbps mp3 / 320kbps mp3

3. – “Snow Goddess” (originally from Embrace)[audio:|artists=Sleepy Sun|titles=Snow Goddess] Download: 160kbps mp3 / 320kbps mp3

4. – “White Dove” (originally from Embrace)[audio:|artists=Sleepy Sun|titles=White Dove] Download: 160kbps mp3 / 320kbps mp3

We’d like to thank Sleepy Sun for the excellent session. The band will be performing at The New Parish on February 26th.

We’ve got plenty of great performances scheduled to come in future months, and all of our past episodes, featuring Thao with The Get Down Stay Down, Port O’Brien, Yoni Wolf (of Why?), Citay, and Deerhoof, can be found at Acclaimed performers and a top notch studio means great free music that redefines the studio experience: New, Improved, LIVE.