Sam Cooper & The Sleepwalkers is an art-rock band from the outskirts of Washington DC. Genre-blurring and eclectic, their sound is equal parts finessed and handmade, beautiful and dissonant, psychedelic and dusty – melodic, lush, atmospheric, dynamic, and cathartically raw.
Recognizing that art has a unique power to transform, transcend, and purify, SC&S make music meant to move the heart and mind of listeners, to connect with the deeper and more ineffable truths of human existence: that there is beauty in ugliness, healing through pain, illumination in darkness, answers in mystery. Their shows are designed as immersive events, their recordings as sonic microcosms.
The Sleepwalkers are bassist Michael Stettes (Stettes), multi-instrumentalist Corey Thuro (Seneca), keyboardist Chris Mathews (Distant Creatures, Grave Nature), and drummer Andrew Baughman (Baughman Dynasty). They are led by songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Sam Cooper, who writes nocturnal compositions dominated by themes of loss, love, time, and the cosmic experience.