ALL RIGHT!!!! IT'S HERE!!! Thank you everyone for waiting for the release of this special record. MAYBE MORE will be available Sept. 14th (pre-orders will ship early) and only 200 copies of the 1st pressing vinyl will be available in colored vinyl and hand numbered (and only available online). You can read more about what MAYBE MORE is below and we hope you love it.
Click HERE to order Maybe More!!!
And watch for this trailer for the record below!
Read about the album below:
After coming home fired up from their 2017 tours (which included UK/Euro/US dates with Drive-By Truckers, Dream Syndicate, Fruit Bats, The Cribs) Eyelids headed into various studios in Portland to finish up work on a new batch of songs they had been working on. They ended up with a perfect combination of the lilting, powerful hooks of their recent Peter Buck produced album "or" alongside the spookier, more meditative moments from their debut album "854”. Oh and they added in a fiery rendition of The Gun Club’s “Sex Beat” (with Scott and Peter of R.E.M. throwing down alongside them) just to hammer the point home.
Now Eyelids could always write a earworm of a song (which is why "or" ended up many best of 2017 lists) and from the minute the needle hits this vinyl there it is again. With its rolling and intricate jangle Eyelids (like XTC, R.E.M. and The Byrds--their three biggest comparisons from the press) make their three distinct personalities/guitars become an amazingly powerful whole.
Sonically there is a new layer to their sound. Guitars flutter and dive; strings and harmonies collide. From the beautiful opening chords of “Maybe More" to the screams of their cover of Gun Club's "Sex Beat" this is their most diverse offering yet. The tipped over folk of "Cannon & Dee" with its lush harmonies and the harsh melancholy of “Masterpiece (Wanna Die)” make for an emotional ride.
Flip the record over and you’ll discover a newly remastered live Eyelids performance from last year at the legendary Monty Hall (which is run by the equally legendary station WFMU). The show was a mess of great songs, crazed banter, special guests and features highlights from many of the last 9 (!) releases the band has put forth into the world over the last 4 years.
For 2019 we have tour dates in the works as well as 2 (!!!) records in the process of being made. We can't announce the tour dates yet but we can gladly announce the NW record release show dates. We hope you will come out for our first U.S. dates this year!!!
FRI. SEPT. 7th: SEATTLE, WA High Dive EYELIDS RECORD RELEASE SHOW w/ Zebra Hunt, New Age Healers & The Pop Cycle
Click HERE to purchase tickets for SEATTLE
SAT. SEPT. 8th: PORTLAND, OR Fixin' To EYELIDS RECORD RELEASE SHOW w/ Deathlist & Mink Shoals