Tampa post-punk band Sleeping Pills gets lost in new video for ‘Endless Maze’

It’s the fourth single from the band’s 2022 album ‘A Bend In Time.’

click to enlarge A still from Sleeping Pills' video 'Endless Maze.' - Photo c/o Sleeping Pills/Phillip Taylor
Photo c/o Sleeping Pills/Phillip Taylor
A still from Sleeping Pills' video 'Endless Maze.'
So much of life can feel intimately, intricately beautiful, but that’s not always the case.

“On the other side of the blade it can be dark,brutal and vastly complicated,” Phillip Taylor, frontman of Tampa band Sleeping Pills told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay.

The post-punk band explores that lost feeling in a new video for “Endless Maze,” the fourth single from its summer 2022 album, A Bend In Time.

Written and recorded as the band quarantined together in the same house during the pandemic, the nearly-four-minute cut wears Sleeping Pills’ familiar new wave vibe and is accompanied by a clip, shot and edited by Joey Mustang, that finds Taylor wandering aimlessly, chasing whatever’s inside a blinking red television.

Since recording the album, Sleeping Pills has acquired a new bassist (Ben Saylor of Jensen Serf Co., Gino and the Goons), and started work on the band’s fifth album and plans on booking another local show soon.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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