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Instead of Sleeping – Speak Into Me

Instead of Sleeping released their video for “Speak Into Me” on June 2, 2014. The video features cover model Dessie Mitcheson.

“Speak Into Me was the song we had the most fun writing without a doubt. We went into a rehearsal room while Marc was mixing some of the other tracks. We walked in to the room with a drum beat, piano, and a good bass line. We walked out with the entire song. It was a very pivotal point in writing the record for sure. That being said, we knew it was the one we wanted a video for. It’s fun, it’s sexy, and it’s just got a good cool groove. The video for this was so much fun to be on set for. What felt like 2 hours was actually 10 while making this with our videographer Josh Elsass and his associate, Nathan Osche. It was exciting to make and even more exciting to put it out to the world.” – Instead of Sleeping

About Instead Of Sleeping:

Hailing from the industrial-hub of Pittsburgh, PA, comes indie-rock band Instead of Sleeping. Comprised of Shaun Sweeney (guitar/lead vocals), Jeff Binando (bass/backup vocals), Woody Wright (guitar/keys/auxiliary percussion) Corey McClaine (drums); this four-piece has been demanding attention of the Steel City and beyond with their signature blend of contemporary indie rock since their 2010 inception. They released their first effort, a self-titled full-length in March 2010 and followed it up with their Just Hear to Listen EP soon after in January 2011.


During their years together, Instead of Sleeping has evolved from a hookah-bar jam band into a multi-instrumental outfit. Now showcasing two drum kits, keys, and a myriad of other sound that transformed the band from a traditional indie-rock quartet into a swelling stage presence. The fellas built up a strong reputation as an independent rock band touring regionally on their third studio effort, The Reds, The Blacks, The Grays, which dropped in the Spring of 2012. The band has been privileged to share the stage with notable national acts fun., The Dear Hunter, O’Brother, and Good Old War.


Instead of Sleeping released their new album Young Lungs on May 22, 2014. They headed out to Chicago to work with renowned producer/mixer Marc McClusky (Weezer, Bad Religion, William Beckett, letlive) on their new full-length project. The band credits McClusky for refining their musical chops, stating, “We learned more about music and songwriting in the sixteen days that we spent with him in SAE Institute than we ever had in our entire lives. He really challenged us to write outside of our comfort zones. While this was terrifying, going through a creative and musical gauntlet, we came out of it with an album that we couldn’t be more proud of.”



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