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Over the last 17 years, indie rock artist Sleeping Dogs Lie has released eight cds tenuously balancing dissonance and melody; absurdity and truth; simplicity and sonic atrocity. Songwriter & musician Eric Guenette started in 1996 in a small apartment in West Palm Beach with a Tascam 4-track, Alesis drum machine (credited percussion as “Dr. Uma Chine” on several cds) and a $10 Realistic microphone. After spending a year of recording over 100 songs, Guenette decided self-release the music under the name of Sleeping Dogs Lie and soon after, the “Joy” cd was released in 1997. Jake Cline of CITY LINK magazine in Miami declared that “David Geffen and MTV would be wise to pursue the Joy cd”. With no other stable band line-up, Guenette continued to record and released the second 12-song cd “Slightly confusing to a stranger” (2000), which was more lo-fi and experimental than Joy. Splendidzine.com declared the song “Buddy” to be “song of the year.” 2002 saw the release of a more stripped-down, acoustic cd called “Nude.” The song “Burl Ives Died” from Nude is the Sleeping Dogs Lie top-seller on iTunes. “Head first down the stairs” was a 22-song cd released in 2006 with an energetic lo-fi indie vibe that again captured the attention of critics and fans alike. The “Swirl” cd (2007) was released with 22-songs, the 12 remastered songs from the debut tape and 10 new songs. The sixth Sleeping Dogs Lie cd “Trieste” (2009) was released in April 2009. The entire cd was recorded with only found objects and homemade instruments. "La Luz" (2010) was a fearless departure from the traditional sounds and songs of Sleeping Dogs Lie venturing into an all ambient electronic Eno-esque mode. 2014 is back to indie rock roots with maybe its most accessible cd, "Mud & Sky."
In 2006, Guenette decided to donate all of the proceeds from all future Sleeping Dogs Lie cd sales and downloads to charity. Please visiting the official website (newmexicocreative.com) to read more about the hundreds of dollars that Sleeping Dogs Lie has raised for charity over that time.