Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps began with just Caroline Smith as an 18-year-old songwriter in 2006, who earned her place in the Midwest music community. She began her career with a residency at Minneapolis’ 400 Bar, a venue pivotal in shaping the careers of Elliott Smith, Conor Oberst, and local hero, Mason Jennings, who less than a decade before began his own career with the same residency. A year later, Caroline befriended drummer Arlen Peiffer (Cloud Cult), bassist Jesse Schuster, and multi-instrumentalist David Earl and the boys joined forces to support Caroline’s folk tunes as “the Good Night Sleeps.” The release of their debut LP Backyard Tent Set, seven national tours, and constant circuit through the Midwest has garnered a committed following of audiences around the US.
The newest LP, set to be released on September 20th via Boulder label and management company United Interests, tested the Good Night Sleeps’ boundaries and the developed intricacies of each song and the album as a whole shine in each of the ten tracks.
“This record took a lot out of us as a band. We were in a huge transitional period when we were writing these songs and still not completely comfortable with any of them when we finally went into the studio. But because we were so unsettled with everything, the songs and the band, the record means so much more to us now because we got to see it all come together in front of our eyes and turn in to something we are all so proud of,” says Caroline Smith
12.01 Eau Claire, WI @ House of Rock
12.03 Milwaukee, WI @ Tonic Tavern
12.04 Rock Island, IL @ Rozz Tox
12.05 Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet
12.07 Indianapolis, IN @ White Rabbit Cabaret
12.08 Champaign, IL @ Mike n Molly’s
12.09 St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Arts Center
12.10 Madison, WI @ The Frequency
12.30 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater – w/ Dawes
12.31 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater – w/ Dawes