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Hello, hello! How are you this fine, wintery holiday season? We hope very well! We’re writing today with a few bits of news…

>>>NEW “UMBRELLAS” T-SHIRT!

We’ve added a few new items in the Sleeping At Last online store:

* A brand NEW t-shirt that features the lyrics “You Were Meant For Amazing Things” on it.. (from our song “Umbrellas”) Printed on lovely 50/50 American Apparel “Heather Black” shirts. Mmm. Cozy. They’re soft and cuddly!
* Gift Certificates (yep.. a band with gift certificates)
* Posters are now available in the store, featuring album art from each album.

All this (and tons of other stuff) can be found at our NEW online store: http://sleepingatlast.bigcartel.com/

>>>DONATE MONEY TO INVISIBLE CHILDREN WITHOUT SPENDING MONEY…

Our pals at Invisible Children have teamed up with SocialVibe.com this Christmas, in an effort to support lasting change in northern Uganda and to help rescue the thousands of child-soldiers still caught in a senseless war. What’s really cool about this campaign is that via SocialVibe, you can donate money, without actually spending money! To learn more about it and to help our IC friends, please visit: http://www.socialvibe.com/sleepingatlast

>>>SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOW IN ORLANDO, FL

On Jan. 8th, 2010 – Ryan’s playing a solo acoustic set for the TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS “Heavy & Light” Kick off show at The Social in Orlando, FL. It’s with Ryan Kirkland (of Between the Trees), Damion Suomi & Lauris Vidal. Doors: 8:30PM, Tickets: $8. More info here: http://www.twloha.com/events.php

Alright, that’s about all for now! Happy holidays, pals! We’ll be writing real soon.

Love,
Ryan & Dan – Sleeping At Last

Hello friends!

We wanted to fill you in on something we thought was rather appropriate this time of the year. Our pals at Invisible Children have teamed up with SocialVibe this Christmas, in an effort to support lasting change in northern Uganda and to help rescue the thousands of child-soldiers still caught in a senseless war. (Watch this quick video to learn more: http://bit.ly/lw0vM )

Thanks to SocialVibe, YOU can donate money to Invisible Children without having to spend money!

What is SocialVibe and How does it work?? SocialVibe is the easiest way to help the causes you care about, WITHOUT HAVING TO SPEND ANY MONEY. In layman’s terms – If you help advertise for a corporate sponsor on your Facebook profile … then you help directly raise money for the cause of your choice.

For each person who signs up as a SocialVibe member in the month of December, $2 will be donated directly to Invisible Children on your behalf! But there’s also a catch. A good catch. If IC is able to accumulate the most sign ups this month, then an additional $15,000 will be donated. Think of how many candy canes that would be!

So if you’re in, click this link and sign up: http://www.socialvibe.com/sleepingatlast

Thanks for reading, guys!

Tons of love,
Ryan & Dan – Sleeping At Last

NoiseTrade Widget

Happy Christmas-time!

One of our very favorite traditions over years as a band, is recording a Christmas song each year and giving it
to you for free (as a tiny Christmas gift for being so wonderful to us!) This year, we’re very excited to
announce that we recorded not 1, but 2 Christmas songs for you!

The first of which is cleverly titled, “The Christmas Song” (most people know it as “the chestnuts roasting on
an open fire song.”) Huge thanks to our very good friend, Aaron Mortenson for playing drums on this one! The
second song is “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.”

FREE 7-SONG CHRISTMAS EP ON NOISETRADE!

These new additions to our Christmas song collection make a total of 7 Christmas songs thus far! So, we
decided it would be fun to put all of ’em together in a mini Christmas EP of sorts… it’s called “Christmas
Collection 2009” and it’s available RIGHT NOW on NoiseTrade!

For those of you unaware of how NoiseTrade works: You to choose between two ways to get an immediate
download of the EP: Tell 5 friends… or pay what you want!

Here’s a link to grab it now: www.noisetrade.com/sleepingatlast

The “Christmas Collection 2009” EP includes:

1. The Christmas Song (2009) – NEW!
2. Cradle in Bethlehem (2008)
3. What Child Is This (2005)
4. Silver Bells (2004)
5. Merry Little Christmas (2007)
6. O, Holy Night (2005)
7. I’ll Be Home For Christmas (2009) – NEW!

For those of you that already have our 5 previous Christmas recordings, you can visit:
http://www.purevolume.com/sleepingatlast to download the 2 new songs for FREE.

Merry Christmas early! Thanks so much for being so kind and supportive to us over the years! We truly
appreciate you and are so blessed to make music for you. Hope to see you soon!

Love,
Ryan & Dan – Sleeping At Last

Upcoming Events:

12/11: Christmas Show! Napervile, IL. ( http://bit.ly/christmasshow )
12/16: Live Taping for JBTV – Chicago, IL. ( sign up for seats at: http://bit.ly/SALonJBTV )

P.S. Here’s a list of stuff we love right now:

1. Bejeweled “Blitz” (super awesome version of the game you can play via facebook or iphone. addicting.)
2. Lucky Charms Cereal (it really is magically delicious…)
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox the movie (tons of fun and full of wes anderson charm. loved it!)

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visit our brand new store! www.sleepingatlast.bigcartel.com

Happy Thanksgiving (early)!

Just in time for the impending holiday madness, we’re very pleased to announce the brand new SLEEPING AT LAST Online Store!

We’ve given our online store a complete makeover. As many of you already know, we have over 25 different T-Shirt designs available. Over a dozen shirts are now on SALE (some as low as $8!), we’ve also created several new package deals, and on top of that… to celebrate “Black Friday” and the holidays, we’re offering a 20% OFF discount on all orders totaling $10 and over!

Just use the discount code: “TOFURKEY” at checkout and you will receive 20% OFF your entire order! This discount is happening now, and goes through this coming weekend.

Here’s a link to our brand new store: www.sleepingatlast.bigcartel.com

Thanks a ton, pals! We hope your Thanksgiving is absolutely beautiful! Be safe.

Much love,
Ryan & Dan – Sleeping At Last

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UPCOMING SHOW:

Dec. 11th
*Special Christmas Show & Food Pantry Benefit!
featuring: Sleeping At Last (performing SAL songs AND some Christmas songs!) w/ guests TBA
At: The Union
129 W. Benton Ave. Naperville, IL.
Doors: 6:30PM, Show: 7:00pm
Tickets: $10 ($1 OFF for EACH non-perishable food item you bring, up to the full $10 ticket price!)
ALL AGES
For advance ticket/detailed info, visit: http://www.TheUnionNetwork.com

Good afternoon!

Wow, 2009 is officially the quickest year ever! We just returned safely from our Fall tour and can hardly believe that the holidays are just around the corner already… what happened to the warm weather around here!?

Anyway, we had such an incredible time on tour. Thank you so much to those of you that came out to listen. It was truly a pleasure to play this new album for you! And our sincerest thanks to the wonderful folks that made up our traveling team: Kim O’Neal, Aaron Mortensen and Jeremy Larson. We love you guys a ton! This was truly our most fun and enjoyable tour thus far and it makes us very excited for more touring soon!

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SHOW

We’re pleased to announce that before the year’s end, we’ll be playing one more show in our home-court, Illinois! On December 11th, we’ll be performing a special Christmas show at “The Union” in Naperville, IL! We’re really looking forward to it – we’ll be playing a handful of Christmas songs, as well as many of our regular songs and we just can’t wait! Tickets cost $10 BUT… you get $1 OFF for EACH non-perishable food item you bring! A great deal and it’s for an even greater cause, benefiting the Food Pantry at the Union.

All the show details can be found via this link: http://bit.ly/christmasshow

Hope to see you!!

RELEVANT PODCAST

While on the road, we visited the kind folks at the RELEVANT Magazine offices and performed a few songs acoustically for their podcast. It’s up now! Here’s a link to listen: http://bit.ly/786HCf

Also on our visit, we sat down and had a pleasant chat with Ryan Hamm, which can be heard in the episode bonus section of the website (also viewable from the link above)

That’s the news for now… lots more ahead (including our annual FREE Christmas song soooon!)

Love,
Ryan & Dan – Sleeping At Last

Here’s some stuff we love right now:

1. Disney World (we got a chance to visit again while on tour and it’s still one of our favorite places on earth!)
2. “Words with Friends” (online crabble for the iphone that is quite fun)
3. Mac & Cheese at Panera Bread (never been a fan of panera, but this new menu item is creamy and lovely)
4. BigCartel.com (it’s where we’re building our brand new online store, coming soooon)

4 Fall Shows ADDED!

NEW SHOWS ADDED!

Just wanted to let you know we’ve added a few last minute show dates to our Fall shows lineup! Here’s the new dates/locations!

10/31: Power House / Meadowland – Sarasota, FL.
11/02: Discovery Church (STATUS) – Orlando, FL.
11/06: The Ready Room – Pensacola, FL.
11/15: Judson University – Elgin, IL.

For more info on each of these shows + our entire Fall show list, visit: http://bit.ly/SALtour

3 FREE SONGS REMINDER

If you’re interested in receiving 3 FREE live, acoustic songs in trade for telling some friends on Facebook about these new shows (or any other date on our tour).. here’s a link to find out how! https://sleepingatlast.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/341/

MUSIC VIDEO UPDATE…

Our new music video for the song “Green Screens” (Directed/Animated by Javan Ivey) is now officially scattered across the internet and can be embedded anywhere you wish! Check it out (in HD!!) via these links:

* YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh7QS4xQVIk
* Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/6731192

That’s all for now, pals. Thanks for reading! Truly hope to see you soon!!

Love, Sleeping At Last

Here’s the current Fall show schedule:

10/23: Gordon College – Wenham, MA
10/24: The Scarlet Cord – Brookville, PA
10/29: The Channel – Greenville, SC
10/30: Murray Hill Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
10/31: Power House / Meadowland – Sarasota, FL
11/2: Discovery Church (STATUS) – Orlando, FL.
11/4: RAW TV, 2 (Free) Live Performances! – Lakeland, FL
11/6: The Ready Room – Pensacola, FL.
11/7: The Hub – Chattanooga, TN
11/8: Exit In – Nashville, TN
11/13: Knickerbocker Theatre – Holland, MI
11/15: Judson University – Elgin, IL

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