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    Eisley

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    Genre:Alternative, Indie
    Rank:162
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    4.8/5 from 8 users
    Albums:18
    Songs:133

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Telescope Eyes (Laughing City version) lyrics
    2Queen Of Leaves lyrics
    3
    5.0/5
    The Night Comes lyrics
    4Marsh King's Daughter (demo) lyrics
    5
    5.0/5
    Invasion lyrics
    6Mile Away lyrics
    7
    5.0/5
    I Could Be There For You lyrics
    8
    5.0/5
    Many Funerals lyrics
    9
    5.0/5
    Sea King lyrics
    10
    5.0/5
    Head Against The Sky lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1
    2,200
    Eyes Like Mine
    2
    2,268
    Fire Kite EP [2009]
    3
    3,452
    The Baby
    4
    4,961 4.2/5
    Currents [2013]
    5
    5,018 5.0/5
    The Valley [2011]
    6
    6,348 5.0/5
    EP 2 [1998-2002]
    7
    6,371 5.0/5
    Room Noises [2005]
    8
    8,482
    Trail Van Hyde
    9Organ Cassette Demos
    10EP 1 [1998-2002]

    Biography

    Eisley formed in 1997 when Sherri DuPree , Chauntelle DuPree and a childhood friend started practicing music together after having been inspired by bands like The Beatles and Radiohead. Younger sister Stacy DuPree desperately wanted to join but wasn't allowed because Chauntelle and Sherri thought she was too young. Because of this she write a song entitled Michael's song about a family friend of the DuPree's who tried to commit suicide to show that she still had the skill to be a band member. Chauntelle and Sherri were impressed, especially by her writing, and let her in.

    The band, now with their brother Weston DuPree as the drummer and friend Amy Whittacker as the bassist, started writing miscellaneous songs out of their bedroom. The band gained a lot of performing experience by playing in the coffee shop their parents ran called Brewtones Coffee Galaxy, opening for various bands with the songs they had written. They started out known as the Towheads, meaning blonde heads, and started to develop a decently sized local fanbase.

    During the band's unsigned years they recorded two EPs, titled Eisley - EP 1 and Eisley - EP 2. They also wrote various other songs which soon became fan favorites, such as Wings And Windows and Becoming You. They would post the lyrics to these songs on their old website then called Mosseisley.com, which you can still visit using the Wayback Machine.

    Sometime in 2001 Amy Whittacker left the band and was replaced by Jonathan Wilson, who you can see in the Telescope Eyes music video.

    Soon after the band would be discovered by Warner. Bros who would sign them to their sub label Record Collection. They would then release the Laughing City EP. A few months later they would be moved to Reprise Records and release the Marvelous Things EP. They would also embark on their first major tour with Coldplay.

    In 2004 the band would start working on their first full-length, Room Noises. This is also the time when the Laughing City forum would start blowing up. On the forum various Eisley fans and even the Eisley members occasionally would discuss subjects related to the band, such as old songs or a show they recently went to.

    In 2005 Room Noises was released. Many of the songs on Room Noises are older songs re-recorded. Others are fan favorites that were frequently played live before production. Some songs mentioned in the production of Room Noises though never made it, such as a song titled Good Times that seemed to be a strong contender.

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