Eisley – The Valley


Ok, I’m biased… and most of you know that. But you NEED this album. And I mean “need” as in you’re going to look really dumb next time you’re hanging out with your friends and someone inevitably says, “Oh my gosh, you need to play that incredible Eisley song with the harmonies, great guitar tones, and that stellar bass part on the bridge! Huh? Oh yeah, you’re right… anything off of their The Valley album will do.” Trust me, I’m just looking out for you when I tell you to go get it…

From the moment I first heard the garage band demo’s in the summer of 2008 to the moment I sat perched with my family in front of our stereo system a few months ago listening to the final mixes I have loved this album. If you’re a fan I’m sure you’ve heard about label/relationship/life drama that has taken place over the past few years, and I’m in way too great of a mood right now to rehash any of it. But let it suffice to say that this is more than just another album to us, it’s being able to FINALLY get on with life!

Some of the most poignant lines in songs like Smarter, Ambulance, and Mr. Moon deal with broken relationships and the heartache of miscarried plans. But those situations/people/relationships have long now passed and made way for new ones and are pictured in songs like 192 Days, Better Love and Kind. You’ll also notice more vocals from Chauntelle (she did all of the chorus’s on Watch It Die as well as the bridge on Smarter) as well as some guitar parts from Garron and Sherri’s husband Max Bemis of Say Anything. There are many more fun facts about who did/wrote what but with this many quasi-talents in one band it would be tedious to mention them all.

There are so many incredible people behind making this album and finally getting it released that I couldn’t even begin to mention everyone who deserves to be thanked. Both Eisley and our family are so unbelievably blessed with incredible friends, fans, and fans that become friends that we thank the good Lord that friendship isn’t a taxable commodity. Some are even trying to defy the odds and make #TheValley a trending topic on twitter today… even though that would require beating out the popularity of Biebs on his 17th birthday. So without further ado, thank you for all of your love and support!

Better Love

Ambulance (Acoustic)

Smarter (Acoustic)

Kind (Live)

If you’re STILL not sure you want it, then you can stream the entire album HERE. And of course you can buy it on itunes and amazon MP3. But for today you can buy the non-deluxe version for $5.00 on Amazon or the deluxe version (with live & acoustic versions) for $10.99.  You can also get some bad-ass merch on Equal Vision Records‘s site HERE. Better yet, go buy the physical album… that is if everyone with the last name DuPree hasn’t already bought out the state of Texas.

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2 Comments on “Eisley – The Valley”

  1. Parrish
    March 1, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    Love this.

  2. March 1, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    Two words: I Wish

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