The Jackson Five. The Partridge Family. The Beach Boys. For some reason, the combination of musical talent and DNA has historically tends to lead to good music. I don’t know why, but I’ll just attribute it to science. And ribosomes. And…
Anyway. Let’s add another family band to that list above. Eisley will be bringing their talents to Greenville Ave this Sunday night with a show at the Granada Theater. Locally(ish) sourced from Tyler, this gang of 4 siblings and a cousin rocks some melodic indie tunes, sometimes bordering on (dare we say it?) pop.
In preparation for the show, we gave a listen through Eisley’s fairly extensive catalog, and picked 5 tracks we hope they’ll play at the show on Sunday:
Invasion – Combinations (2007)
Let’s hop aboard the way way back machine, to a time when Conan graced the screens of network TV. They played this catchy little diddy almost 5 years ago, and as you can see in the video below, their melodies don’t suffer a bit during a live performance. Fingers crossed that the same skills show themselves this weekend!
Many Funerals – Combinations (2007)
From the same album, this track is more haunting and rhythmic than Invasion, which could definitely lead to some slow motion indie head-banging. Add in some killer guitar, and this might be one of those songs that makes the night.
The Valley – The Valley (2012)
Given that they have a new album out, the set’s bound to mostly cover this new material. These tracks are a bit poppier than their previous albums, and if I can call up a somewhat-obscure former band, it sounds a bit like an American version of Stretch Princess (yeah, I went there). If that’s too historic for you, it’s kind of like a chick version of Freelance Whales. Or something.
Memories – Room Noises (2005)
Fine. They probably won’t play tracks from an album from 7 years ago, but if they do, this would be my pick. This song builds with more amazing melodies and tells an incredible story. It almost makes me want to build a campfire, bust out some marshmallows and add a “the end” as the song concludes.
Ambulance (Acoustic) – The Valley (2012)
If I had to place this song in their set, this would probably be the song the band plays halfway through when half the members take 5 to… do shots, I guess. The remaining members stay on stage to do this unplugged tune, which relies more on the band’s vocal fortitude, of which there is plenty.
So there you have it. You’ll find us at the show Sunday night with a 5-point checklist. And a beer. Definitely a beer.