Sleepwell Citizen

'This Is Only A Test' Coming 2016 under Soniphone Records

SLEEPWELL CITIZEN (formerly branded as John Paul and the Apostles) is a three piece group that consists mainly of spit, mud, and the constant urge to destroy new things in a beautiful way. Follow this miscreant triad and watch with concerned delight as they embark on a new venture for glory and destruction. Guitarist and songwriter, Tyson Lee's vision of melodic, driving garage-rock-passion mashed with drummer, Joe Jarvis and bassist, Evan Smith's more traditionally honed talents fuse to create a unique approach and sound of their own. Garage prog, grunge, forest rock, subatomic filth pop, Dave..? Whatever you want to call it, SLEEPWELL CITIZEN will be serving it up hot and messy for your guilty pleasure.

“They definitely cover the roots of a kind of punky expression, but also delve into more interdimensional landscapes of their guitar tones and's going to be a great album.”
- Chip Butters, ButtersSound Studio

Several years of touring the PNW, nine bassists and a kazoo player later, we are now working on our next album: 'This Is Only A Test' which will be released 2016 in colaboration with Soniphone Records

Tyson Lee - Guitar-man, Lead Voice
Joe Jarvis - Drumist
Evan Smith - Basser

Nick Poling - Bassist/ Backup Vocals: August 2011 - February 2012
Mike Greene - Guitar, Backup Vocals: February - August 2012

Alex KayAnthony
Kyle Toy
Nick Poling

The Dicipleship (Street team) Twitter:

“ Nirvana meets Built To Spill. ”
Mort Salisbury - Fan

"Why The Hell Would You Smash A Television Off Stage Where Kids Dance!?"
N/A - The C.U.T. Owner

EMI is a toddler. Happy 5!

Crystal Desert's Evening of Darkness - SMI (Seattle Music Insider)

Christine, our longtime friend and ambassador for Everett's musical saga, wrote a beautiful piece for our brothers in Crystal Dessert. We see a lot of ourselves in this band and understand the heartache of departure. It was an honor to see it with our own eyes and mosh pit with our own sweat glans on 11/10. Visceral, salient, unforgettable. Thank you, boiz.

Everett til the grave.
Long live Crystal Dessert. A review of Crystal Desert's final performance at The Anchor Pub in Everett, with support from Oliver Elf Army, Actionesse, and Sleepover Club.

The truncation of Crystal Desert - SMI (Seattle Music Insider)

So much talent in our backyard. Truly missed. A review of Crystal Desert's epic final performance, featuring support from Actionesse, Sleepover Club, and Oliver Elf Army.

Video Premiere: Oliver Elf Army's 'Black Nikes' - SMI (Seattle Music Insider)

This is happening in your backyard! SMI's exclusive premiere of Oliver Elf Army's first music video, featuring the song "Black Nikes" off of their 'Telescope' EP.

A night of epic proportions. Ty and Joe will be joining an underground supergroup. Citizens beware!

Instagram post by Ronnel Reyes • May 14, 2017 at 8:42pm UTC 0 Likes, 1 Comments - Ronnel Reyes (@abvavgnpc) on Instagram: “Mimosas, Music and Art. Pretty fantastic way to spend the morning. Tyson Lee of @sleepwell_citizen…”

Deep Cuts: Everett’s Soniphone Records

This is our home. Pull up a chair, get comfy.

#proudsoniphoneartist Fresher than Elvis in the 1950's, Soniphone Records is bring fresh vinyl to Everett all the way from France.

Real Event throws first bash in Everett - SMI (Seattle Music Insider)

We are so lucky to have these wonderful opportunities and be surrounded by wonderful people. Take a look!

#everettmusic #liveineverett New outfit Real Event puts on a show featuring Oliver Elf Army, The Co Founder, The Moon Is Flat, and Sleepwell Citizen at The Historic Everett Theatre.

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JPATA debut at The Glow (3.19.2012), Bellingham, WA
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Band Interests

Old movies, Nintendo, Batman, jumping around on stage like idiots and Anti-Pasta.

Band Members

Tyson Lee - Guitar-man/Lead Voice; Joe Jarvis - Drumist; Evan Smith - Basser


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