Armor for Sleep is an American rock band from Montclair, New Jersey, United States that was formed in 2002. The band was the brainchild of vocalist and guitarist, Ben Jorgensen, who founded the group with drummer Nash Breen and bassist PJ DeCicco. Together, they crafted a unique, melodic brand of emo-psychedelic rock that combined soaring vocal melodies with lush, psychological lyricism.
Armor for Sleep was formed in 2002 by Ben Jorgensen while he was still enrolled at Montclair State University. After a year of performing locally, the band released their debut EP "The Space Between You and Me" in 2003 and their debut full-length album "Dream to Make Believe" the following year. Their debut album achieved moderate success on college radio and the band toured over four continents further gaining more recognition. Subsequently, the released their follow up album "What to do When You're Dead" (2005) which was produced by ace producer Machine and distributed via Equal Vision Records. The album contained the singles, "Car Underwater" and "The Truth About Heaven", both of which earned regular airplay on MTV and Fuse.
While touring in support of their second album, the band showcased their core sound of melodic, catchy rock music. In 2007, the band released their self-titled album "Armor for Sleep". While they toured in support of this album, PJ DeCicco left the band and was replaced with bassist Anthony DiIonno. On August 2011, the band announced the release of their compilation album, entitled Tapestry and eventually disbanded.
Armor for Sleep music features traditional indie rock and its characteristic of melancholic pop-punk, but with psychedelic and ambient tendencies. Bands such as Jimmy Eat World, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, My Chemical Romance, and Motion City Soundtrack have been cited as major influences for their music.
Armor for Sleep has some certifiable bangers under its catalog, some having strong staying power far beyond their original releases. Some of the bands most popular and fan favourite tracks include:
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