Man, this was the fifth time I’ve seen Sleep since 2010…and the first time they played any new material. (“The Clarity” doesn’t count!) But hey, their new record is pretty sweet, so I’m definitely not complaining. And since they actually played two full sets, with a 15-minute intermission in between, I still heard all the songs I really wanted to hear.
And, with the exception of the plodding, OM-sounding “Leagues Beneath“–which didn’t actually make the cut on their new album–I’d say the new tunes help up pretty well in the live setting.