February 17, 2005

Test Spin: Eisley

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There are bands that try to be “scene” and fail miserably. On the other hand, there are also bands that do not try to be anything but themselves and quietly gain respect, popularity and success. Eisley is one of those bands that most people haven’t heard about, but given a chance, they will get stuck in your head, bound for repeat stardom on your iPod. A five-piece pop-rock group from Tyler, Texas, Eisley recently released their debut full-length, Room Noises. Although many would expect an elementary and immature sound from a band releasing their first album, this group comprised of siblings and next-door neighbors have been informally jamming together for as long as any of them can remember. Stacy DuPree leads the quintet in the vocal department and will without a doubt completely blow all competition out of the water and into the next lake. Everything, from the twangy guitar and mellow keyboard to the background bass screams of a perfection and polish that lasts through all twelve songs. Eisley’s sincere sound can be compared to that of Coldplay. Do yourself a favor and buy Room Noises ASAP.

Archived article by Adrian Prieto
Sun Staff Writer