Thanks to everyone who made 2014 so fantastic... We had amazing shows with Rain Parade, Dream Syndicate, Lee Ranaldo, The Minders... made new friends with Summer Cannibals, Bed., Wimps, Cocktails, White Dove, The Phoenix Foundation, Verner Pantons, Denim Wedding, Woolen Men... Made messes of live covers with Stephen Malkmus, Steve Wynn, Jerry A and Peter Buck... Released two 7"s that just went out of print, loved working with Jealous Butcher in the U.S. and Moorworks in Japan on our first LP "854", did a West Coast Tour... Almost forgot about putting on that benefit at La Carreta for Sisters of the Road with Hutch from the Thermals and the Pynnacles...Was that really less than a year ago? And now 2015 is looking mighty too...a couple of exciting releases coming up, plenty of shows, some touring, probably some new friends too... that only seems right, right? And again thank you for coming to the shows, writing nice things, being supportive and all that jazz... Love,
We're going to be sending off 1986 and looking forward to 1987 with this mad show over at Bunk Bar on New Years Eve here in Portland, Oregon.... Got some lovely junk planned so we hope to see ya there!!! Get tickets HERE
Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who came out to our Eyelids' shows, got our records, didn't return them, told us what you thought, wrote about it, shared it, enjoyed our cover version obsessions and made the year such a great one!
Eyelids already has recorded an upcoming 7", a new four song 12" EP (with Peter Buck of R.E.M. producing) and are starting work on their follow up to "854". Touring plans are in the planning stages as well... Also the Burger Records cassette of "854" is forthcoming too!
So to crash out of this year here's just a few straggling items that you may not have seen or heard yet...
Happy Holidays everyone!!!
UK'S Neon Filler #2 album of the year (Click HERE to read about it)
Interested in what how John takes care of Chris' hair? Then read the Ghettoblaster interview that is out now. (Click HERE)
10 most overlooked albums of 2014 from Pop Matters (but you knew better right?) (Click HERE)
EYELIDS CONTEST: Can you name all the bands that make up our Heroes page? First person to get it done will get an autographed vinyl copy of 854 sent to their door. If no one can get them all we'll go for who comes the closest... and then go out and buy all these bands records too...!!! Just go to the Heroes page on the Eyelids site and start your guessing. You can address the answers to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/musicofeyelids. Good luck!
--RAIN PARADE, EYELIDS, DAYDREAM MACHINE: Friday Nov. 14th Mississippi Studios This will be legendary as one of Eyelids' all time favorite bands make and insanely rare appearance. We're lucky to be involved... (click on our wall of heroes to the left if you don't believe us!)
And here is a chunk of newer press about Eyelids and 854 including a radio interview we did with XRAY.FM.
--Chris and John joined XRAY.FM host Theo Craig to play some of their favorite records and discuss the matters of Eyelids. You can hear this by clicking HERE
--Eyelids are featured on Burger Records BURGERTV!!! Click HERE to melt them eyes off...
--Willamette Week says "Resplendent moments abound" on Eyelids' debut album. Read the review by clicking HERE
--Portland Mercury says "854" is "packed with short, nuggety bursts of greatness." To read the preview of the record release show click HERE
The Eyelids record release show in Portland was fantastic--lots of surprise guests, lots of embarrassing tales via banter and such a great audience!!! We're hoping we will have something to share with your ears and eyes from it soon enough but here are some quick shots from last night:
October 30th at Secret Society with The Minders & Denim Wedding... Come celebrate our debut album release and scrump and drang with us all night!!! We also have a very special surprise guest that we are pretty excited about them stepping on their pedals with us...
Tickets available HERE
Hey everyone.... we had a really great time playing our show in California last week. We just started an instagram account (musicofeyelids) and it was really fun to document the whole dang thing from John's egg obsessions to photos & video of live sets (including a barn burner with Tommy Keene joining us on stage in Los Angeles).
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Magnet Magazine did a MP3 preview of our track "Forget About Tomorrow" saying "the song is short and sweet, and in accordance with their previous work, it’s also beautifully and expertly composed." Click HERE to listen to it.
Here's a cool review from UK's Neon Filler which says "854" is an early contender for album of the year. Read what they said HERE.
Pop Matters had the exclusive for our video "Psych #1". If you haven't seen it yet get damaged HERE.
The Fire Note says Eyelids have "produced a record that is not only timeless but a lot of fun to spin again and again." Click HERE to read the review.