Eisley

Combinations

There are enough artists who unexpectedly cranked the amps to 11 on their sophomore albums to fill a book, and whoever writes it should be sure to include Texas dream-pop ensemble Eisley. The band of brothers and sisters—plus one cousin—have made the gauzy shoegazing of 2005’s Room Noises a lot noisier, signaling the intent with the jagged riff of opening shanty “Many Funerals” and giving the drummer some volume on the muscular “Invasion” and “A Sight To Behold.” What hasn’t changed, wisely, are the soaring sibling harmonies and sense of wonder, which are still best heard in delicate moments like the harp-assisted title track and “Come Clean,” which suggests Eisley still have enough songs Harriet Wheeler should’ve written to fill a month of Sundays.

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