Podcast: The Best of Eisley

Over the past decade and a half, Tyler, Texas, band Eisley have made a habit of releasing delightful, poignant, purposeful indie pop. On this episode of It’s All Dead, Kiel Hauck and Nadia Paiva break down the band’s discography, ranking all five full-length albums, from Room Noises to I’m Only Dreaming. They also share their top 10 songs and discuss the band’s wild ride from their early major label breakthrough to their return to their indie roots. Listen in!

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Posted by Kiel Hauck

Comments

  1. Long time Eisley fan here. I discovered them when Combinations was their most recent albums and just a little before The Valley came out. My favorite album of theirs has to be Room Noises, but The Valley is probably second behind it. I want to try to do a top 10 Eisley song list now, but it might be pretty tough. My original list had 17.

    10. Wonder English
    9. I Wish
    8. A Sight to Behold
    7. Marvelous Things
    6. Louder Than a Lion
    5. Invasion
    4. Lost at Sea
    3. Many Funerals
    2. Head Against the Sky
    1. I Wasn’t Prepared

  2. This was a great podcast! You guys are right – it’s simply impossible to put any of their albums/songs last on any list. That being said, my lists are completely different from both of yours.

    Honorable Mention: ICBT4U, drink the water,
    Memories

    10 – Telescope Eyes
    9 – Blue Fish
    8 – Snowfall
    7 – Trolley Wood
    6 – Save My Soul
    5 – Ten Cent Blues
    4 – Over the Mountains
    3 – Louder than a Lion
    2 – Defeatist
    1 – Mr. Moon

    Natya made a great point that every song has something unique about it that makes it special, so it’s so difficult to leave any out. I do think Over the Mountains is severely underrated. It might be their best song performed live besides I Wish and ICBT4U. The harmonies are amazing and it has one the most beautiful bridges ever.

    • Love it! “Mr. Moon” is such an incredible track and has made me shed more tears than just about any song haha. “Ten Cent Blues” is also super underrated. – Kiel

  3. This was a great podcast! You guys are right – it’s simply impossible to put any of their albums/songs last on any list. That being said, my lists are completely different from both of yours.

    Honorable Mention: ICBT4U, drink the water,
    Memories

    10 – Telescope Eyes
    9 – Blue Fish
    8 – Snowfall
    7 – Trolley Wood
    6 – Save My Soul
    5 – Ten Cent Blues
    4 – Over the Mountains
    3 – Louder than a Lion
    2 – Defeatist
    1 – Mr. Moon

    Natya made a great point that every song has something unique about it that makes it special, so it’s so difficult to leave any out. I do think Over the Mountains is severely underrated. It might be their best song performed live besides I Wish and ICBT4U. The harmonies are amazing and it has one the most beautiful bridges ever.

    Also, Sherri said that she never wants to stop making music, and she’s going to start writing their 6th full length album soon, so we have a lot to look forward to!

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