GIVE ME THIS _ 1st single taken from Arms and Sleepers' upcoming new album SAFE AREA EARTH, out Jan. 17, 2020 on Future Archive Recordings.
Album pre-orders will be available later this fall.
‘Give Me This’ is the new single from the electronic music duo Max Lewis and Mirza Ramic, aka Arms and Sleepers. The duo has been actively releasing music since forming in Boston, Massachusetts back in 2006. Their sound has spanned electronic, trip-hop, ambient, and hip-hop genres, among others. With several dozen releases and extensive worldwide touring under their belt, the duo is now gearing up for what looks to be their most serious musical undertaking yet: a six-part music release to be made available throughout 2020.
‘Give Me This’ is the first taste of what's to come next year. Taken from the first of six upcoming releases, the single is a confident opening statement that combines elements of the older, more melancholic Arms and Sleepers sound with the heavier electronic music leanings of the last full-length album ‘Find The Right Place’. Writes Ramic, "As with some of my favorite songs that we've written over the years, this track came together pretty quickly. I came across this vocal sample while looking through some old files on our music hard drive. It resonated with me immediately, and I decided to stay up all night and make something out of it. The result in the early morning hours was a first draft of 'Give Me This', which I then sent over to our pal Sun Glitters to polish."
The Luxembourg-based music producer Sun Glitters has once again been tasked with mixing and co-producing the new Arms and Sleepers material. He's been a frequent collaborator since 2016, and the two artists—along with Little People and CNJR—also came together last year to start their own record label Future Archive Recordings. The forthcoming Arms and Sleepers album will be the artist's first full-length release on the new label.
‘Give Me This’ is a simple yet infectious instrumental track that commands close attention during its three minute running time. Combining synthetic drum sounds with a warm vocal sample and adding heavy bass and synths on top, Arms and Sleepers manages to put together a piece of music that is both energetic and introspective. Ramic explains, "I view this as a more aggressive track for us, and one that gets to the point very quickly. For me, this song is about freely and often irresponsibly satisfying our carnal human desires, especially at a younger age when most of us might feel invincible. But as we get older, things change, our health deteriorates, and second chances are not an option. It's this sentiment behind a journey from careless youth decision-making to brutal adult realities that I wanted to somehow capture in the song."
Arms and Sleepers will be on tour this fall/winter in support of the upcoming new album:
Sept 19 | San Francisco CA @ 1015 Folsom (Balloon Pop 2019) ^
Sept 20 | Denver CO @ Cervantes (Balloon Pop 2019) ^
Sept 21 | Austin TX @ Empire Control Room (Balloon Pop 2019) ^
Sept 26 | London UK @ Oslo #
Sept 30 | Poznan PL @ Meskalina #
Oct 01 | Warsaw, PL @ Hybrydy #
Oct 02 | Krakow PL @ Zet Pe Te #
Oct 03 | Brno CZ @ Kabinet Muz #
Oct 04 | Prague CZ @ Palac Akropolis #
Oct 05 | Leipzig DE @ Holemandancik #
Oct 09 | Budapest HU @ Durer Kert #
Oct 11 | Moscow RU @ 16 Tons Club #
Oct 12 | St. Petersburg RU @ Warpp Live #
Oct 13 | Minsk BY @ Huligan Bar #
Oct 15 | Kyiv UA @ Mezzanine #
Oct 16 | Kharkiv UA @ Art Area DK #
Oct 17 | Vienna AT @ Fluc #
Oct 18 | Berlin DE @ Urban Spree (Future Archive Showcase) &
Oct 22 | Hamburg DE @ Hafenklang #
Oct 23 | Copenhagen DK @ Støberiet #
Dec 20 | Portsmouth NH @ The Press Room **
Dec 21 | West Dover VT @ The Snow Barn **
^ with Wax Tailor, Blockhead, Little People, Yppah, Natasha Kmeto, CNJR
# with Blockhead, Yppah
& with Blockhead, Little People, Sun Glitters, Yppah, il:lo, Rome in Reverse, CNJR, drab
** with Blockhead
more at futurearchiverecordings.com/arms-and-sleepers