My editor’s initial comment on Lazy Bones‘ latest release, “Restless Sleeper” was “100,” and I can’t help but agree. Formed in 2017 in Ithaca, New York by songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Sam Stein and Brendan Olivieri, “Restless Sleeper” chronicles the erratic, unsettled melancholy of late nights in a new place, without any real sense of home, but no other home to return to.
“I’ve been dancing with the shadow
Because it guessed my name.”
Inspired by the loneliness Sam Stein felt while living in near isolation in a small town outside of Woodstock, “Restless Sleeper” is a little bit hectic and wandering, just like a newcomer in a strange town. Driven by a grooving bass and drum combo and hypnotic, vocals, “Restless Sleeper” offers another glimpse at the massive success in store for this band.
With a debut album, an East Coast tour, and opening slots for acts like Diet Cig and Wolf Parade – not to mention writing and recording their upcoming release – Lazy Bones has packed a lot of success (and work) into about a year of existence. “100” indeed.