Considering the 11-year gap between the epic Dopesmoker and now, I suppose we can't expect Sleep to be the most prolific band, but they're coming back with a brand new full-length record, and kicking things off with a new single for Adult Swim.
"The Clarity" is a sprawling, chugging, 10-minute behemoth, picking things up right where they left of. Slow, droning riffs weave in and out, among tons of stony ambience and enough badass solo action to blow your freakin' mind. The band spoke in the third person with NPR about the song:
Sleep has been sporadically writing riffs for a while now. When Adult Swim approached Sleep about a single, Sleep set aside those riffs and wrote the single in a couple days. "The Clarity" is an exercise in musical stream of thought, as all proper music should be.
The song will be available for a free download on July 21st at the Adult Swim Singles program. Stay tuned to Zumic as Sleep reveals more information about their upcoming album.
Source: Adult Swim Singles SoundCloud