Team Sleep‘s Todd Wilkinson has spoken with Pledgemusic.com about the reactivation of Team Sleep. The band announced their return last month and will be inviting fans into the studio while they track the effort. Frontman Chino Moreno (also of Deftones, etc.) also recently debuted some new material from the effort here.
Speaking on how far along the band are with the album, Wilkinson revealed that drummer Gil Sharone (Stolen Babies/ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan) is also now involved with the band:
“Chuck and I have been writing and playing together for a couple years at his house in Laurel Canyon. Chino has been a part of it. So has our friend Gil Sharone. We actually performed at a trade show thing. It was Chuck, Chino, Gil and me. And Chino’s son Kobe played keys. I love that kid. At some point, Crook sent us a few beats and we all got super excited. We were going to call it something else, but then it just seemed natural to call it Team Sleep.
I hadn’t seen Zach for a long time, but when the opportunity came to do the Woodstock Session, he was just moving back to Sacramento. He was staying with a friend across the street from me and we kept running into each other. He said he wanted to play; the songs with Crook and Chuck were coming together and it all just seemed like the right time.
I guess the story is that we are super excited to be in the same room together. I love all of these dudes, and it’s a cool way to bring TS back. We still have a ton of stuff with Gil and more on deck with Crook. We’re planning a lot of different things with rotating line-ups, but I’m very glad to bring it back with the original guys.”
When asked what has changed with the band in the new ten years since their last release:
“We’re all good at writing parts, but Chuck actually knows what he’s doing. Working with him has helped us take parts and develop them into more complete songs. I’m not really aware of how things are that different. I’m not sure what to expect; that’s what makes it exciting.”
You can pre-order the album now via Pledge Music.