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While She Sleeps Unveil Fist-Pumping New Track, “Faker’s Plague”


Kinda like I was just saying about Lorna Shore, I’ve never been able to get into While She Sleeps. Again, no hate, I just simply never connected with their music. But I dig their new song, “Faker’s Plague”! It starts out with a gnarly Refused-like rock n’ roll riff that’s unshakeable, some real body-moving, fist-pumping shit. And while the chorus goes a bit more in the sing-songy / cheese direction than I usually prefer, I can get down with it in light of how much the rest of the song kicks ass. The video, which features some galaxy brain-like holographic imagery, is super nifty, too.

Explains guitarist Sean Long of the track:

“We all had a lot of anger building up within us and it was amazing for us to come together and express it through music. Everyone in life has a beautiful side and an ugly side; it’s how we all react and deal with these polarities of life that makes us human. No one is perfect and we certainly aren’t. Let’s embrace it together.”

“Faker’s Plague” is a standalone single that follows the band’s latest album, So What?, released earlier this year. Catch While She Sleeps on tour with Every Time I Die and Vein in Europe, and He Is Legend and Savage Hands in North America in early 2020:

With Every Time I Die and Vein:
1/16 Paris, FR – Cabaret Sauvage [Tickets]
1/17 Brussels, BE – AB Box [Tickets]
1/18 Cologne, DE – Live Music Hall [Tickets]
1/19 Munich, DE – Backstage Werk [Tickets]
1/21 Solothurn, SW – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl [Tickets]
1/22 Wiesbaden, DE – Kulturzentrum [Tickets]
1/23 Amsterdam, NE – Melkweg [Tickets]
1/24 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton [Tickets]
1/26 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy [Tickets]

With He Is Legend and Savage Hands:
2/13: Orlando, FL @ The Abbey [Tickets]
2/14: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade [Hell] [Tickets]
2/15: Durham, NC @ Motorco [Tickets]
2/17: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar [Tickets]
2/18: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer [Tickets]
2/19: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater [Tickets]
2/21: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft [Tickets]
2/22: Somerville, MA @ Once Ballroom [Tickets]
2/24: Buffalo, NY @ The Rec Room [Tickets]
2/26: Ottawa, ONT @ Brass Monkey [Tickets]
2/27: Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre [Tickets]
2/29: Toronto, ONT @ Hard Luck [Tickets]
3/1: Detroit, MI @ The Shelter [Tickets]
3/2: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge [Tickets]
3/3: St Paul. MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall [Tickets]
3/5: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio [Tickets]
3/6: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live [Tickets]
3/7: Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats West [Tickets]
3/9: Kansas City, MO @ Aftershock [Tickets]
3/10: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater [Tickets]
3/11: Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue [Tickets]
3/13: Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver [Tickets]
3/14: Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre [Tickets]
3/15: Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar & Billiards [Tickets]
3/17: Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge [Tickets]

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