Mesa, Arizona’s AWAKE AND ALERT will be releasing their debut full-length Devil In A Lambskin Suit on September 11th via Five One, Inc. The record is also available for download right now through digital services such as iTunes.
Devil In A Lambskin Suit is the band’s follow up to their 2005 Weight EP which was named “Best Local Rock Release” by Get Out Magazine. Click here to download a free mp3 for the title track to the album.
Teetering at the edge of soulful, cinematic pop songs and something decidedly more seductive and dark, Awake And AlertÂ’s undulating, pulsing soundscapes twist around front woman Maya Peart’s haunting vocals and fragile keyes. While she’s certainly the focal point on Devil In A Lambskin Suit — knowing exactly when to let her voice soar and when to let vulnerability creep in — the rest of the band provides a dramatic-yet-solid backbone with nods toward atmopsheric shoegaze, experimental jazz and driving rock. Produced by Bob Hoag (The Format, Limbeck, Dear and the Headlights), Awake And Alert have undoubtedly written one of this year’s most engaging and memorable records.