Max Bemis is heading out on a solo tour this winter with Matt Pryor, Perma, Sherri DuPree, and Merriment. Check out the dates below after the jump.
For years, Eisley has been crafting a specific style of rock music that they rightfully can call their own, mixing pleasurable harmonies with twinkling piano arrangements and guitar riffs that grate and whine in the most pleasant of ways. That sound took three albums and a numerous EPs to establish, but on Currents, the group’s fourth release, the band plays things subdued and safe while still experimenting with the core of what makes this band of siblings (and one cousin) a cohesive and constantly consistent act.
Starting with a chugging title track, the Dupree girls are front and center with their dream-like vocals, backed by a rat-a-tat-tat drumbeat and an almost Middle Eastern style bass line. It’s an excellent opener that floats perfectly into the subsequent five tracks, really giving this album legs. Both “Blue Fish” and “Drink the Water” are superb additions to their repertoire, unifying each member’s styles once more into a pitch perfect sound that’s all their own.
However, individually the members of Eisley each have a chance to stand center stage. On “Save My Soul” Sherri Dupree-Bemis gives one of those awe-inspiring vocal performances she is known for over the constant glimmer and blast of a warped guitar sound and a biting drum snare. Also present is Stacy King’s constantly changing abilities on the piano, which at times seem complex but act as a supportive companion to the vocals much as it does on “Real World,” where the band sings that the key to existing is the constant presence of someone’s love.
It’s obvious that the band’s recent journey into adulthood has had a profound influence on them (all the members now have families) and, because of that, Currents feels like their most mature album to date. At times, some of the more punctual tracks of the album’s first half don’t necessarily mix with the calming restraints of the second half, which is where the album tapers off in its consistency. The latter half is by no means bad, but the tonal shifts with tracks like “Wonder English” stand out as almost calming lullabies rather than overly infectious tunes to move to.
The Rarities And More Tour featuring Say Anything, Eisley, HRVRD, Northern Faces (June 6 – June 22), and I The Mighty (June 23 – July 12) is kicking off tomorrow, and it’s going to be one of the best non Warped Tour tours of the summer. We’re stoked to have all bands on the tour doing a PropertyOfZack Playlist feature for us for the tour as well. Check out their Playlists below while listening to the songs on Spotify and reading everyone’s thoughts!
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Beautiful pop song by creators I’ve loved for a long time, who may have just accomplished their masterpiece.
Pretty & Nice - Q_Q
My favorite song from an intensely brilliant LP that we had the privilege to release through Rory Records, my imprint within Equal Vision Records.
Smashing Pumpkins - That’s The Way (My Love Is)
Criminally ignored song from one of this band’s less popular records - as heartfelt and emotive as anything Billy has written.
Mutemath - Prytania
This song will make you dance no matter who you are.
Blind Pilot - The Story I Heard
It’s a beautiful song. I love the melody and it’s the song that got me listening to Blind Pilot.
Say Anything - Overbiter
It’s reminiscent of a 60s style pop song to me. Also, I got to sing with my husband on this, so it’s super special to me.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - We No Who U R
Nick Cave’s new record, ‘Push the Sky Away’, is the first record in a while that every single one of us in HRVRD fell in love with immediately. We’ve been listening to this constantly. The whole album is as beautiful and haunting as this song is.
The National - Graceless
One of my favorite bands ever just put out their sixth full-length album. The lyrics and songwriting are incredible and I am convinced this band cannot write a bad song. This will get played a lot in the van this summer.
Daylight - In On It
We just got off tour with Daylight. These guys rule and this song is the JAM.
It’s May 28th, which means it’s release day. Let us know what new releases you’re listening to today and hit the jump below to check out the album details and download information for all the great records coming out this week!
Eisley's Currents is officially out today. Listen to the album in full below after the jump.
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