THIS IS EYELIDS...

SO this is Eyelids....

Jonathan Drews, John Moen, Chris Slusarenko Photo by John Clark

Jonathan Drews, John Moen, Chris Slusarenko

Photo by John Clark

For a new band they have quite a  collective history of creating music for some of the most legendary indie songwriters ever.  Not only were these three longtime Portland, Oregon collaborators the principal instrumentalists for Robert Pollard's Boston Spaceships for over five releases, but they have also worked in recent years with Stephen Malkmus, The Decemberists, Elliott Smith, Sam Coomes of Quasi, Black Prairie,  Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Loch Lomond, Damian Jurado, and Peter Buck.

So where does that leave them, us or you?  John, Chris and Jonathan have turned inwards to their love of New Zealand guitar buzz (anything Flying Nun is their bible), their teenage l.a. paisley underground obsessions, haunts of early Athens, the shape shifting of John Cale and all things beautiful, lopsided and rock to carry further their musical thoughts.  Remember when your favorite songs could be both melancholy and buoyant--the same songs could make you feel justifiably sad or make you feel incredibly happily and empowered.  That's what these guys are onto.  Catchy shit that worms into your brain and heart.   Recording their debut album and single with Adam Selzer (The Gossip, The Breeders, Red Fang) at Type Foundry studios this Spring as well as running off to play live shows we give you fair warning.    

This here ends our first post...