EYELIDS will be known as EYELIDS OR in the UK as their album "854" will be released in the UK and in Europe on Sept. 10th. Signed by The Charlatans' Tim Burgess to OGenesis Records the CD, Clear Vinyl LP and digital editions will contain 2 bonus tracks but a four-track bonus disc is also available if the album is bought at independent record shops of the O Genesis store. The discs feature covers of The Clean, The Moles, John Cale and Dream Syndicate. European and UK dates to follow.
In a press release, Burgess said:
There's no real A&R department at O Genesis. Nobody has the set task of tracking down bands that can be converted into dollar via some record company band mangling machine. It's way slower and more mellow than that - we all listen to music all the time, it's what we talk to our friends about. One of those friends is Paddy Considine, and his band Riding The Low had supported The Charlatans - he brought us a CD of a band he knew from Portland Oregon and said he'd told them about O Genesis. We all had a listen and we got in touch with the band.
So this is them, Eyelids, or Eyelids OR as they are to be known over here. They have a past involving being members of The Decemberists, Guided By Voices and even one of Stephen Malkmus's Jicks but now's about the present and the future. There's a Big Star, Teenage Fanclub thing which hooked us in but there's way more than that. There's a fully formed album, 854, that's coming out on O Genesis and we've had the chance to cherry pick some extra tracks too including material produced by Peter Buck and songs you'll be whistling for weeks.
So that's it, no A&R department just recommends from friends. Just like it should be.
- Tim Burgess
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