The Strange Attractors' Sleep and You Will See is the second album by the Austin based band. The album delivers on the promise of their first, selftitled release with a set of exploratory yet smartly crafted modern psychedelic pop songs.
We're reminded what might have happened if Spacemen 3 had been weaned on loud Texas garage rock. Songwriters Kevin Pearce and Jeremy Diaz played in various bands around Texas (including Diaz' time in the Riverboat Gamblers) until landing in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, where they started Dead Sexy with bass player Jen Tran.
After Dead Sexy ended in 2003, Pearce joined The Sunday Drunks (Deadbeat Records). He then moved to Austin in 2005 with a new project The HotRails (Super Secret Records). Diaz also moved to Austin with This Damn Town (Chicken Ranch, Solid Sexy Lovie Doll, Sonico Records). The two met up with Jen Tran again in 2006 to form The Strange Attractors.
The group recorded its debut The Strange Attractors (Rare Dust Records) in the summer of 2006 with the help of Trey Robles (Hard Feelings, The HotRails) on drums. With the sudden departure of their first drummer, they'd been left with studio time and little rehearsal time. This led to a few of the songs being written impromptu in the studio with Baldomero Valdez of Faceless Werewolves (Super Secret) filling in on drums. In the fall of 2008, The Strange Attractors recorded their followup album, Sleep And You Will See. With the addition of Eric McFrazier on drums and Penny Gonzales on keyboards, a spark of new life and energy entered the band. This time around, with Kevin Lee of The Koreans (Rare Dust) taking on production and engineering duties, the band had more time for experimentation and used this time to flesh out the songs with a spectrum of tones and layers the debut had only begun to explore. Guitars and keyboards weave around each other, dreamily intent, on the foundation of their rock solid rhythm section. Undeniably hookfilled songs are the glue that keep the whole thing together.