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

Guess what?

See you March 31st!

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Also, happy Monday XD See this Instagram photo by @abvavgnpc

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Port Townsend, baby

*!*!*!*!*!*SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT*!*!*!*!*!*
We Will Be Holding A Raffle For A One-Off Vinyl Of Our New Single, Thunderheart, At Our Substation Show Today! (Saturday Sept 24th)
The Vinyl Will Have Hand-Done Artwork By Alexander Vincini And Will Be Sure To Please.
Come on out for a shot at this very special release!!
Substation in Ballard - $8 Entry - 9:00pm

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JPATA debut at The Glow (3.19.2012), Bellingham, WA
Toni Jasmine


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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