Jason Vare

This month at the homepage, interviews are being sent out all over the place.  We’ve sent out a bunch this August and we’re gonna keep that roll going strong throughout the rest of 2017 for ya with a bunch of 10-question interviews that are the same for all, so we can see/hear/identify what those common […]Read More

Shagpile – “These Boots”

Shagpile – “These Boots” – Single Review/Call To Action! As we always expect from this artist, Shagpile has once again constructed a song with real heart.  With a gentle twang and sweet sliding guitar notes sounding as warm and friendly as ever – the signature sound of his inviting melodies comes quickly to the forefront […]Read More

SBS Podcast With Ryan & Jer 020

Awesome new interview between Ryan @ SBS and the sleepingbagstudios reader-voted Best New Sound of 2014 – Vancouver Island’s beloved folk-indie band West My Friend! Click here to go to the West My Friendraiser directly to help support their upcoming third album! Stick around for that and some excellent tuneage from our main guests, Shagpile, […]Read More

The Results Of YOUR Vote For Our BEST NEW SOUND

Before anything goes any further – I first want to send a huge congratulatory shout-out to all ten of these amazingly talented bands for making this list of nominees.  Every last one of you put out incredible music for us to listen to over the past year and I personally couldn’t thank you enough.  There […]Read More

SBS Readers Poll 3/4 Update!!!

Alright! We’re 3/4 of the way there to announce our BEST NEW SOUND of 2014! What a shake-up from the last update!!!  Amazing support from a ton of incredible fans brought acts like Man Made Lake and Shagpile right into the top 5, while the incredible support for West My Friend continues!  The remaining five […]Read More

The Top 10 Nominees For 2014’s Best Sound…and WHY!

Our First Readers Poll! First of all…you all know it’s impossible for me to truly choose between the extraordinary talents we’ve stumbled onto through SBS.  I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again for years and years to come I’m sure – but it’s just staggering how much talent, creativity and skill are out there […]Read More

SBS 2014 Readers Poll

Compiled from a vast list of impressive talent we’ve witnessed through our reviews this past year between Dec. 15th 2013 and Dec. 15th 2014. Of all the albums and sounds that came our way this year, each of these amazing bands stood out solidly apart from the rest with killer new material we still spin […]Read More

Shagpile – Outside In

Shagpile – Outside In – Album Review Well now! I suppose a “Happy Anniversary” or sorts, is due to all involved today… When we first started reviewing independent albums on the site, we were led to a tiny-two piece band way over in the UK called We Steal Flyers, and we reviewed their album Sidecars & […]Read More