On “Now We’re Awake” Alaskan Tapes submerges listeners in one hell of a moody listening experience that hangs between hopeful and melancholic.

Its the lofty yet murkey voice that heightens the feeling of being caressed and comforted by a nearby fire in the middle of a harsh winter. I don’t know what it is about this however one’s worries have the potential to disappear into a void just by pressing play on this. The guitar arrangements provide a melodious structure that clings to memory by virtue of its repetition along with the vocal delivery.