Luke Giffen is the guitar player and songwriter, and proves that less is more with his songwriting. Always melodic, and simplistic. Luke is aware that the best songs are the simple ones, and "Hover" is full of simple, but great, songs.
Vince Corsaro keeps great time on drums throughout the CD, and only throws in a fill every now and then, as if to say, I have chops, but I also have restraint, and will only play what is needed for the song.
Eric Peters helps drive the music with his bass playing, and although the music has a ton of room, he sticks with the basics and never gets busy, a sign that he's a good player and has nothing to prove to anyone.
The Sleepover Disaster has been very busy since their inception, they have toured with some very notable bands, been part of more than a half dozen compilation CDs, and released several of their own CDs, including "Loud is the New Quiet" in 2004, and "The Oceanographer EP" in 2005. In 2008, The Sleepover Disaster signed with Devil in the Woods Records (home to bands like The Aimless Never Miss, Buildings Breeding, and Light FM) and "Hover" is their first release with Devil in the Woods.
All of the songs on "Hover" are great, but the song that stuck out to me the most was Edward Said with it's airy and spacious guitar lines, straight forward drumming, driving bass, and great lyrics like, "You don't want to live your life like you mean it."
The CD closes with a song called Songwriting for Dummies, repeating the words "wrap it up in a melody", and I think that sums up what they've acclompished with every song on "Hover."
Learn more about The Sleepover Disater and pick up a copy of "Hover" at : http://www.thesleepoverdisaster.com/