music of the moment: eisley

I’ve been a pretty big fan of Eisley since college. These siblings (and cousin) from east Texas play super dreamy indie pop. The last time I saw them live was back in August 2007, my first 21+ show at Schubas. And they had just released their 2nd album, Combinations.

Fast-forward 4 years. Their latest LP, The Valley, is seriously so good. There’s a much more mature sound to it (mostly lyric-wise) and I feel that’s probably the result of growing up, heartbreak, and expanding their sound. I’ve been listening to the album non-stop this week and I think my favorite track has to be Smarter. Download this album, you will not be disappointed!

If I sound angry, I’m sorry
This body can only cry for so long
And if you want to blame me, then go on
I’m smiling now ’cause I’m smarter than you think


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