Armor for Sleep is an American rock band from New Jersey. Their current lineup consists of lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Ben Jorgensen; lead guitarist PJ DeCicco; bassist Anthony DiIonno; and drummer Nash Breen. In 2007, Armor for Sleep was featured on the soundtrack to the blockbuster live-action film "Transformers", with their song "End of the World". The soundtrack debuted at number 21 on the Billboard 200.
After initial demos had been distributed, New York-based independent label Equal Vision Records signed the band and went on to release the concept-based albums "Dream to Make Believe" (2003) and "What to Do When You Are Dead" (2005). The following year, the band signed to Sire Records and Warner Bros. Records, and released their last album "Smile for Them" (2007). The band announced their disbandment in October 2009, only reuniting briefly for tours in 2012 and 2015. They officially reunited in 2020 and will release a new album in September 2022, "The Rain Museum", on Equal Vision Records. This is the band's first album in 15 years.
During their recording career, Armor for Sleep were known for their blend of alternative rock, to atmospheric emo and dream pop. Their upcoming album intends to be a concept album built around a post-apocalyptic world, where weather no longer exists on planet Earth, and people come to a mysterious museum in the middle of the desert to look back on what life used to be like.
The first single from the album "The Rain Museum" was released on July 7, 2022, titled "How Far Apart". Since its release, its accompanying music video, directed by Jesse Korman, has amassed over 200,000 views. Shefik appears in the music video, playing the role of Wedding Guest. The music video was filmed at Kev Von Holt Gallery (located at Stangl Factory), in Flemington, New Jersey.
- Director: Jesse Korman
- Wedding Guest: Shefik
Last Updated: April 29, 2023