Christina, Hollywood 07/08/2013
Sleeper is the title of the debut album from Carmen Hillestad, but the term could easily describe the woozy space between dreaming and waking where this record exists. The reverb's heavy, the mood's gloomy, and the vocals are served up with a half-grinning sneer. With a background in the world of fashion, Hillestad has plenty of experience with smiles that are all teeth. Don't let the "former-model" label dissuade you; Sleeper is well worth getting out of bed for.