"They take hints of emo jangles, throw in a bit of twang, and add to it a feeling of momentum that matches the band’s own growth." - Our Top 50 Most Anticipated Releases of 2019, The Alternative
Beginning in 2017, Downhaul has cut its teeth on the southeast DIY scene, graduating from sweaty garages and basements to small and mid-sized clubs – most of which have working air conditioning. The Richmond, VA based indie rock band has self-released three EPs that blend strong doses of emotional and rural flair. In its first two years, Downhaul has played nearly 100 shows, sharing the stage with bands like Tiny Moving Parts, Have Mercy and Oso Oso, building a strong following and buzz up and down the east coast.
Mixed by Chris Teti (Fiddlehead, TWIABP, Really From), mastered by Bill Henderson (Tigers Jaw, Microwave, Balance & Composure) and engineered by Kris Hilbert (Between the Buried and Me, The Love Language, Daddy Issues), Before You Fall Asleep is a cohesive set of songs that magnifies and expands upon the core tenants of the band’s developing sound. Downhaul showcases its technical, yet still accessible instrumentation, linear arrangements and an obvious disdain for repeating lyrics across the record’s very palatable 34 minutes.
First pressing is limited to 300 hand-numbered copies with upgraded jacket and full color insert. Cover photograph by Joshua Defibaugh. T-shirts are Comfort Colors heavyweight crew shirts. T-shirt art by Jesse Feinman.
100 - Yellow w/ black splatter vinyl
200 - Yellow vinyl
50 - White cassettes