We heard from Sleepyvillain for the first time late last year, and a couple of days ago he just sent over his new album. One of the most interesting things about the Portland-based artist is the journey he’s taken in music before getting to this point. He was a traveling circus musician with Barnum & Bailey before taking up gigs as a jazz musician. These influences aren’t necessarily apparent in his music as Sleepyvillain, but you can’t help but think being in a traveling circus for three years has some effect on your outlook.

Check out “Closer” below, and if you like what you hear, stream/download Arithmetic here.

Sleepyvillain – “Closer”

Sidenote: Happy birthday to Sleepyvillain.