A few weeks ago, Dead Meadow fans started noticing that the former D.C. band’s psych/sludge epic “Sleepy Silver Door” was featured in a dorky beer commercial. Indeed, some complained, but many were supportive. Noticing the uptick in comments after Thanksgiving (the commercial got some play during the day’s NFL games), the band responded with this:
Can’t argue with that, really. Anyway, the band, which moved from D.C. to L.A. about five years ago, says it’s finishing up a new album.
“Sleepy Silver Door” appeared on the band’s 2001 debut, Dead Meadow, and the trio typically stretches it out onstage. Here’s the version that appeared in 2010’s Three Kings, the band’s concert film:
Dead Meadow – Sleepy Silver Door (Live) from RareLord on Vimeo.