Shield for Sleep’s emotionally charged lyrics, energetic concert events, and D.We.Y. function ethic have earned the brand new Jersey-based quartet a faithful fan base. Vocalist/songwriter/guitar participant Ben Jorgensen started writing songs the summertime before his freshman yr at university, and documented two of these at an area studio room. Weary of playing all the tools himself, the self-admitted recluse discovered kindred spirits in bassist Anthony Dilonno and cousins Nash Breen (drums) and P.J. DeCicco (acoustic guitar). Hype for the recently minted music group grew quickly, and by the summertime of 2002, Shield for Sleep discovered themselves in California documenting their debut, Fantasy to create Believe. Released on Similar Vision Information in June 2003, the record guaranteed the band a good place in the developing emo-pop scene, resulting in some choice displays with rings like Taking Back again Weekend, Piebald, and Thursday night. In 2005, after effectively headlining its U.S. tour, the music group released How to proceed IF YOU ARE Deceased, a loosely related conceptual recording dealing with existence and loss of life that showcased the group’s development right into a heavier and darker machine. The Dvd movie A Comprehensive Instruction to Touring was released close to the year’s end, and Shield for Sleep following signed to the Sire roster in Apr 2006. The next year, “End from the Globe” was included on the soundtrack for Transformers: The Film, as well as the group released a fresh album, Smile on their behalf.