Sleepaway is a piano-driven indie rock band from Buffalo, New York.
Sleepaway formed in the spring of 2005 after the breakup of Alex Tiberia's, Brett Mikoll's, and Michael O’Mara’s local group, Southline. The band signed to New Jersey independent label No Milk Records
in June 2005
and released their debut full-length album Sleepaway
on June 6
. It was released in Japan
on Fabtone Records
Their EP and full-length album were recorded with producer Doug White (Gym Class Heroes, The A.K.A.s).
Building a fanbase, Sleepaway embarked on a national tour with 111 Records artist Rookie Of The Year. At the release of their full-length, they took local friends Believe In You with them, meeting up with Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer, River City High, and The Transit War for select dates. Their last tour supporting the full length was with The Drama Summer.
Guitarist Mike O'Mara played his last show with the band at FYE in the Walden Galleria, Buffalo, New York. At the show, posters were given out with each purchase of the band's debut album.