Motherbox / Creep (1996)
About four thousand years ago I bought a split 7" between the bands Buford and Sleepasaurus. I'll be honest, I was there for the Buford songs and never really paid much attention to the Sleepasaurus side for whatever reason. I don't know how Sleepasaurus came back on my radar, but I decided to pick up their album off of discogs. I picked this up quite a while ago actually, but hadn't gotten around to reviewing it yet.
So this is pop punk. Awesome, 1990s, bouncy pop punk. They remind me of Zoinks more than any other band, though I think Zoinks were a bit more melodic and Sleepasaurus is a bit more aggressive. It really couldn't sound more quintessentially 90s and for the life of me, I can't figure out how they weren't one of my favorite bands twenty years ago. They're so right up my alley and were even somewhat local being from NY, not to mention this was released on Creep. I can't fathom they didn't play some shows with Plow United that I either missed or somehow have no memory of.
I'm really glad I went back and gave these guys another shot and now I think I'm going to need to start hunting down their various other non-Buford-split releases.
Sleepasaurus - "Little Fonzie":
Sleepasaurus - "She Already Has A Boyfriend":