Sleep debuted with 1991’s “Volume One” album, recorded for San Francisco label Tupelo. Earache Records received the band’s next recordings in the mail as a demo. The label – impressed by their single-mindedness and unique vision – immediately signed the band and released the tape exactly as it was received. Record stores worldwide stocked “Sleeps Holy Mountain” from November 1992 onward to this day. The band then signed to London Records. Their debut album for the major took the form of one mammoth 63 minute long leviathan of a track entitled “Jerusalem”. The band resisted the label’s attempts at radio edits and bringing in their own engineer to remix the album in view of “marketability”. London balked at the prospect of promoting what probably still is the most extreme music ever recorded for a major label, so shelved the recording and dropped the band. The band’s music has been in films by Harmony Korine and Jim Jarmusch.