If video-game placement is the new MySpace profile, consider the Sleeping
the new Tom. With two albums and a stint on the 2006 Nintendo Fusion Tour below its studded belts, the band has appeared on Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
and Madden NFL '07
. The Long Island quartet's melding of chant-along choruses with hardcore breakdowns and subtly danceable flourishes may not make for easy genre-placement, but along with a proclivity for mixed-media album art, it's just another arena in which the consummate line-blurrers blend the best of all possible worlds.