“Not to be upstaged, Sleepy Eye Giant comes out swinging as well in “Beautiful Mistake.” Sounding like the odd child of Modest Mouse, The New Pornographers, and U2, the band’s lo-fi rock compliments their rowdier friends quite well. ”Consume” floored me. I loved the jaunty melody, additional female vocals , and spacy pop-rock feel of this song. There was a sort of an early We Are Scientists vibe about it in it’s cleverness and subtlety. Starting off slow, the listener’s led to believe they’re in for a softer effort. Steadily, however, the track continues to build and build, layering sounds and melodies that all ensnare the listener.”
“Charleston’s Sleepy Eye Giant. This dark duo makes hazy, twisted indie rock that takes its cues from Modest Mouse and Pavement, but jams out with the kind of guitar-soloing ecstasy found in the likes of My Morning Jacket and Neil Young. The end result is pretty much the kind of thing you dare hope would emerge from South Carolina’s indie-rock scene.”
"There's something Southern about Sleepy Eye Giant's musical and lyrical charm. It's apparent in their polite demeanor and mildly disheveled look. It's present within the fluidity of their music, and it sneaks into the poetic leanings of their lyrics..."