the awkward sleep 3


Madison Wi US   Feb 2011  

Artist Bio

Influences:   portishead, run the jewels, MIA, cut copy, st vincent, lykke li, mum, bjork, the antlers, sufjan stevens, deerhunter, the xx

we’re ru (she/her) and ty (he/him). We make indie minimalist pop with haunting ethereal vibes. We are back for 9th fawm. We took two years off because we have been busy and life got in the way. Fortunately the pandemic has opened up some free time.

We’ve been slowly creaking out songs for an album. We’re hopeful this fawm will help get it done at long last.

Follow us on Instagram @theawkwardsleep


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  • @iwilleatyou Mar 2

    Thanks for the listen!

  • @laurajamesmusic Feb 9

    Thanks for your nice comments about ‘warm body’ 🥰 so glad you enjoyed it! Haven’t had a chance to do loads more writing this week but on it again after tomorrow xx

  • @karenwheelock  Feb 6

    Hey! Yeah, I’m here....just having slow start because I’ve been busy at work 😀

  • @tiedyehero Feb 6

    thanks for the kind comment on my song. I guess I was thinking of "invisible hand" in economic terms, Adam Smith's (?I think) euphemism for free, unregulated markets. I was thinking about the ways that legacy manifests in my daily life.

  • @safred Feb 6

    Thanks a lot for giving my track a blast and commenting 😀 I think your suggestion of adding some ethereal vocals could work rather well on this, so would indeed be interested in giving that a go. Thanks a lot 😀

  • @kenjku Feb 5

    Hi, Ru! I plan on trying to write some this month. Trying to shut my brain off and let things just flow as they come. I’ve been hitting some road blocks with inspiration words lately. Hopefully that changes! Happy Fawming.

  • @owl  Feb 3

    Happy FAWM guys! Ru, the vocal processing is the telephone effect preset on Izotope Neutron 3 Elements... i think it's just EQ, or maybe EQ with some saturation?

  • @cloudboy Feb 3

    I'll be lurking a bit and listening. I've been writing a lot of music (mostly instrumental) and working on audio but I may drop a tune or two this month. I'm hoping I can...

  • @musuko  Feb 3

    Thanks so much for your kind words! I've not been FAWMing very seriously for a few years too. Glad to be back, it is great fun. Yeah you guys have awesome influences listed as well. I know and dig them. 😀

  • @mdavisto  Feb 3

    But then you MUST check out Sanford. Verb Hold is fundamentally different to a long tail. When you press it, it freezes the verb in place so that it does not decay while you hold the button. Makes amazing textures.

  • @chasingandromeda  Jan 16

    Hope to hear from you this year!

  • @looprication  Jan 16

    Hey Ru & Tyler! I know things may be a bit in transition for y'all right now but still hope you'll join us this year.

  • @judypie  Jan 11

    Sooooo... Are you in?

  • @adforperu  Jan 10

    Yoooooo! Your new house have a big ol' studio? 🙏