Bringin’ It Backwards: Interview with Inspired & the Sleep

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Together with American Songwriter and Sean Ulbs of The Eiffels, we had the pleasure of interviewing Inspired & the Sleep over Zoom video! 

Max Green is an East LA songwriter/producer that keeps all sorts of busy in town currently with 4 main projects: Experimental Indie Pop live band, Inspired & the Sleep, a solo pop endeavour as a topliner and songwriter as Max Green, and lastly two LoFi projects: braj mahal & URCHN.

For Inspired & the Sleep, we just put out an EP on friday called ‘Reimagine’ that features a handful of revamped/recreated versions of a few songs off of our self titled LP in a wintery semi-acoustic vibe.

This record release also announces that we will be releasing a limited run of multi-colored Vinyl alongside LA based label Vinyl Moon (whose released NoMbe, Sego, Mating Ritual). Album Vinyl Preorder:

These songs are a landmark of the projects development over the last few years for songwriter/producer Max Greenhalgh and multi-instrumentalist Bryce Outcault. The record was started right at the time of Greenhalgh’s move from San Diego to East LA. The record was conceived in bedrooms, practice spaces, and studios over the course of two years and summarizes the projects artistic development from its origins as a Lo-Fi bedroom project. The record is chalk full of lush instrumentation, unique syncopation, clever sampling in the form of 11 pop gems.


Inspired & the Sleep is the Los Angeles-via-San Diego based musical project of songwriter/producer Max Greenhalgh and multi-instrumentalist Bryce Outcault. With a revolving lineup of additional players, Greenhalgh and Outcault produce pop arrangements that are at once warmly familiar and sweetly off-kilter. Incorporating traditional indie-rock instrumentation with various electronic elements and vinyl sampling, the pop-rock outfit perpetually reinvents their sound while staying true to their groove-oriented backbone. Greenhalgh’s gentle crooning on matters of intimacy, introspection and love — both lost and found — solidifies the project’s pop ethos over an ever-shifting sonic backdrop.

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