Sleeping At Last
Sleeping At Last Sleeping at Last hailed from suburban Chicago, where guitarist/vocalist Ryan O'Neal joined with drumming brother Chad O'Neal and bassist pal Dan Perdue to play a tasteful brand of emo inflected with Christian themes. Debuting in 1999 with the EP There's a Quiet Understanding, the trio started to build a local following, playing wherever possible and doing the occasional support gig for acts like Appleseed Cast and Switchfoot. After sparking the interest of Billy Corgan with their self-released full-length, Capture, the erstwhile Smashing Pumpkin aided SAL in securing a record deal with Interscope, who signed the band in late 2002. Ghosts, their official debut, appeared in October 2003.