Wednesday, September 4, 2013

On Repeat: Eisley

If you met me on the street, you would probably know that my favorite band is Eisley because I own at least five t-shirts and wear them all the time. My friend Brooke introduced me to Eisley in 2006 with Marvelous Things, which creates such a dreamy musical landscape that you can't help wanting to hear more.







The band members of Eisley are all related from Tyler, Texas and formed way back in 1997. They emerged on the Dallas music scene in 2001, and have since released four studio albums and numerous EPs.

I tried to catch them playing a few years ago when they released their third studio album The Valley, at SXSW where my husband was also playing. Sadly between running between my husband's shows, and the line to grab my RSVP pass I only got to listen from outside the venue.

Smarter is my favorite song off The Valley:







I finally got to see them live when they played here in Lubbock, and I bought tons of merch! Here are a few crummy iphone photos:

IMG_2862 IMG_2865 IMG_2859They just released their fourth studio album Currents, which is just as magical as all their other albums. You can definitely hear the progression of Eisley as a band, and the expansion of their musical prowess on this album. So far my favorite tracks are Save My Soul and Millstone.

Picture 2Here is an acoustic session featuring songs off the new album:







If you just can't get enough, most of the members have side projects:

Sucre'

Perma

Rising Fawn

3 comments:

  1. I always go through phases when I listen to Eisley, but I remember fairly well first hearing about them in early high school, when Marvelous Things came out. It was also around the time I started listening to Rilo Kiley, so I always relate the two in my head because they have certain memories to them. This is one I need to add to my "to listen" list because it's been too long now.

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  2. I'm a huge Rilo Kiley fan, I haven't listened to them since I had a job (for some reason Rilo helped with my job hate).

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  3. […] felt hat, and hello kitty leggings. I love a good Target run! Something I’m listening to: the new Eisley album and the Welcome to Night Vale […]

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