By the time Dopesmoker finally received a proper release in 2003, Sleep had already been disbanded for about five years. Matt Pike moved on to bigger and heavier things with High on Fire, while Cisneros and Hakius apparently surpassed the human boundaries of intoxication and formed Om. Much to the dismay of Sleep fans a.k.a. stoned burnouts everywhere, it looked like we’d heard the last of them together. Well, guess what nerds? The somewhat-recently reunited band just released a single through Adult Swim’s weird little single’s series. It’s the first new song we’ve heard from Sleep in 18 years. So brush off all that Cheetoh-dust and get your lazy ass in here!
For a parody artist to succeed in the music industry is a genuine feat. Even before the rise of the internet, pop music has always moved in such fast waters as to keep parodies from gaining popularity distinct of novelty. This is where the brilliance of an artist like Weird Al truly shows itself. While best known for his direct parodies like “Eat It” or “Smells Like Nirvana,” Yankovic shines brightest on his original songs. Songs like Alpocalypse’s “CNR” and “Craigslist” (stylistic parodies of the White Stripes and the Doors, respectively) showcase his ability as a gifted songwriter in his own right, a talent he flaunts in perfect form on his latest album, Mandatory Fun, with hilarious send-ups of artists like Cat Stevens and the Pixies.
Two slugs were sliming down a street…