Both Best Coast and Eisley have new songs out — “Drink The Water” is Eisley’s new single off their upcoming album Currents, and “Fear Of My Identity” is the song from Best Coast’s Record Store Day release.
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“Using Music to Learn Vocabulary” is back with its fifth installment!
1. Maudlin: “Eighth Avenue” by Hospitality
Maudlin means self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental.
2. Rubbernecker: “Ambulance” by Eisley
A rubbernecker is a person who stares or gapes inquisitively, especially in a naive or foolish manner.
3. Super Trouper: “Super Trouper” by ABBA
Super Trouper is the registered trademark name of a brand of huge spotlights used in stadium concerts.
4. Degausser: “Degausser” by Brand New
A degausser is a device that neutralizes a magnetic field or erases information.
5. Cantilever: “You’re the Runner” by Mitten
A cantilever is a projecting structure, such as a beam, that is supported at one end and carries a load at the other end or along its length.
Last night I was happy to watch Eisley headline the Bowery Ballroom.
The band played lots of songs from the latest EP and the last album, The Valley.
Although they didn’t play the standout tracks “Just Like We Do” and “Ten Cent Blues,” they did play older songs like “Golly Sandra,” “Marvelous Things,” and “I Wasn’t Prepared.”
Enjoy the photos and video I took from the show.
1. Family Records is giving away a free SXSW mixtape. You can download it here. Highlights are track 8 (“Home” by Lightyear) and track 13 (“Dead Oaks” by Now Now).
2. Hanson recently stopped by New York to do an interview with Fuse:
3. You can read a good interview on Eisley and their new EP/tour here.
-Eisley released their new music video for “The Valley”:
-Watch an acoustic video of “Silent Way” by Milo Greene over at Teen Vogue.
Part 3 of After The Show’s “Using Music to Learn Vocabulary” has arrived!
1. Vagrancy: “Difference is Time” by Jason Boesel / Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
Vagrancy is the state of wandering the land of an itinerant person without a home or regular employment.
2. Apocryphal: “Smarter” by Eisley
Apocryphal means erroneous or fictitious; of questionable authorship or authenticity; false.
3. Jonestown: “Highs and Lows of Being Number 1″ by Jenny and Johnny
Jonestown, or the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project, was a cult led by Jim Jones. In November 1978, 918 people in Jonestown died in a mass-suicide / mass-murder.
4. Garish: “Get Well” by Noise Addict
Garish means obtrusively bright and showy, loud, or gaudy.
5. Watershed: “Watershed” (an unfinished, unreleased demo) by Hanson
A watershed is a ridge of high land dividing two areas that are drained by different river systems; a critical point that marks a division or a change of course; a turning point.
One of the bands currently opening for Eisley on its current tour is Christie Dupree, consisting of the younger sister (Christie) and younger brother (Colin) of the members of Eisley.
Watch a couple live takes of “I Give Up”:
Christie Dupree songs on Myspace – If you like Eisley, you’ll love hearing these songs because listening to them is like discovering a trove of unreleased, early Eisley songs.
“Mr. Pine” by Eisley:
“Mr. Rock & Roll” by Amy MacDonald:
“Mrs. Actually” by The Like:
“Mr. Brightside” by The Killers:
“Mrs. Robinson” by Simon & Garfunkel (cover by The Lemonheads):
“Mr. Moon” by Eisley:
Eisley is headlining the Troubadour tomorrow night as part of their tour supporting The Valley, their latest album.
LA Weekly has a write-up of the show you can read here.