Room Noises

Room Noises

4.9 44
by Eisley
     
 
Perhaps the most un-Texan band to have ever emerged from the Lone Star State, this quintet proffers a breathy brand of art-pop that rivals the Cocteau Twins in its ability to create an atmosphere that's nearly pure ether. The group's first full-length -- following a pair of short, sharp EP releases -- has an engagingly hypnotic way about it, but folks who're watching

Overview

Perhaps the most un-Texan band to have ever emerged from the Lone Star State, this quintet proffers a breathy brand of art-pop that rivals the Cocteau Twins in its ability to create an atmosphere that's nearly pure ether. The group's first full-length -- following a pair of short, sharp EP releases -- has an engagingly hypnotic way about it, but folks who're watching their sugar intake might want to consume it in limited doses. Sisters Chauntelle and Sherri DuPree, who share singing and lyric-writing duties, revel in life's small mysteries (in the Alice in Wonderland–like "Marvelous Things," those include grazing horses and all manner of flying wildlife) and surround themselves with the sort of instrumental backing that befits such musings. The lush, dreamy sound reveals nary a jagged edge -- other than the Radiohead-like guitar line that propels "Telescope Eyes" -- which allows the songs to blend together as sort of a sensory-overloading soundscape. That's not to say Room Noises is uneventful, just that the "events" that transpire in its grooves take some time to hit home -- but that time is most assuredly well spent.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Eisley make some of the downright prettiest, and strangest, pop of the 2000s. The band's Laughing City and Marvelous Things EPs, which put the DuPree sisters' delicate voices in songs that sounded like dream journal entries set to music, had a remarkable sense of wonder. Not much has changed on Eisley's debut album, Room Noises, but their sound and feel are so unique that change wasn't really necessary. Their darkly whimsical music has ties to the sweetly strange work of '90s groups like the Sundays, Sixpence None the Richer, and (especially) Belly, but there simply aren't many bands that sound like Eisley around in the 2000s. Room Noises finds their sound in full flower, mixing a handful of songs from their EPs with new material that reflects the band's growth. Older tracks like "Telescope Eyes," "I Wasn't Prepared," and "Marvelous Things" are quintessential Eisley, showing the group's knack for pairing gorgeous harmonies with sentiments like "I glimpsed a bat with butterfly wings." Room Noises' newer songs are nearly as fanciful, but more varied: "Memories"'s swirling, swelling arrangement makes it one of Eisley's biggest, most ambitious-sounding songs yet, while the largely acoustic "Just Like We Do" and the more rock-based "My Lovely" abandon the band's usually lush sound for something more restrained, but still gossamer enough to be recognizably Eisley. And though they do bittersweet better than just about anybody -- especially on the brooding, shanty-esque "Lost at Sea" -- Room Noises features some of the band's happiest-sounding songs. The gorgeous, country-tinged "Golly Sandra" is equally charming and unexpected, and the DuPree sisters' pure, light voices sound like they were made to sing lyrics like "Brightly Wound"'s "I hold sunlight and swallow fireflies." And though several of the album's songs deal with relationships in relatively straightforward terms, songs like the gently playful closer "Trolley Wood" and self-explanatory "One Day I Slowly Floated Away" hint that the band's whimsy hasn't departed entirely. Good thing, too: the tug-of-war between fairy tales and real life is what makes Eisley, and Room Noises, so enjoyable.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2005
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0093624899020
catalogNumber:
48990
Rank:
17235

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eisley   Primary Artist
Jonathan Wilson   Group Member
Elijah Thomson   Bass
Edward Harbor   Hand Clapping
Casey Prestwood   Steel Guitar
Chauntelle DuPree   Guitar,Group Member
Sherri DuPree   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Stacy DuPree   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Weston DuPree   Drums,Group Member
Jon Wilson   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Rob Schnapf   Producer,Audio Production
Rob Cavallo   Producer,Audio Production
Aaron Sprinkle   Engineer,Audio Production
Doug Boehm   Engineer
John Shanks   Engineer,Audio Production
Eisley   Composer,Engineer,Audio Production
Doug Mcean   Engineer

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Room Noises 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the beautiful rock pop sounds of eisley will bring you out of any bad mood. you cant help but sway to the harmonic sounds of their lovely but interesting songs. the combination of good beats and kick butt lyrics make your heart sing. you have to get this cd.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd kicks arse baby! It seriously blows me away. I was expecting it to be good because their EPs rocked, but seriously people, this is a bit more than expected. And even good old Barnes and Noble plays it for all their customers to hear. Keep on keepin' on Eisley!
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Room Noises", Eisley's debut full-length album is one of the best cd's to be released in a very long time. With their melodic tunes and whimsical lyrics, when you listen to it, you are brought to a happy and calm state of mind. It helps me forget all the stress and the bad things around me. This cd has been spinning in my stereo non-stop since I bought it, which was on the release date *February 8, 2005*. I highly recommend it for anyone, whether they are already and Eisley fan, they want to try something new, or they just want to listen to some amazing-quality music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eisley, the stuff dreams are made of, is a hot new band whose graceful, airy music gives you a sense of swaying. Eisley is one of the few bands that, when you close your eyes, you can see their music inside your head. The harmonies between the singer and backup(s) are so juicy that you could just sink your teeth into them. The basic framework of Eisley's sound is a bit like Coldplay, with their crisp rhythms and lilting melodies. Their lyrics are quite reminiscent of poetic imagery, sort of like Evanescence, only not scary or depressed. Eisley is a fresh, imaginative band that is sure to put a smile on your face, no matter your style. Eisley has something for everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eisley has taken the music to a new level. There style is all their own and every song on their CD Room Noises are all songs you will absolutly enjoy. They are a band that you shouldn't pass on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eisley new released full length CD "Room Noises" is a breath of fresh air to the mucic world. The sound of Eisley is not a familiar one in this day and age but is not to say it is an unwelcome one. The light relaxing sound of there songs and beautiful vocals with great lyrics combines a great mixture. Some songs have an element of sadness but has and overall relaxing mood. Eisley is a great band that is different from anyone else. Only disappointment is that it doesnt contain 2 song from their other EP's. Aside from the music the band itself has a great history. Highly recommend this anyone who wants somthing new in their library and music that is truely marvelous. Be sure to check out their website...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Room Noises is the enchanting new album from Eisley. We are told about the lives of the band members through their simple and yet admirable lyrics. They seem to show sweet sorrows and beautiful ideas about the world around them. Their lovely voices and instruments come together to form a music that is enjoyable and fresh.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eisley has created an album that I will forever know to be perfect. Room Noises is one of those albums were you can go from start to finish without ever skipping a track. Eisley's music is so creative and genuis that it puts you in a state of euphoria. If you ever want to try something new and be blown away, buy Room Noises.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eisley is one of the best CD's that I have ever heard. Their music is very cool and even after listening to the CD once I had the songs stuck in my head in a good way! Eisley is amazing and I will keep on listening to them!
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Room Noises" reigns supreme amongst cds in 2005. "Marvelous Things" is odd and beautiful. The crystal-like vocals of the sisters send chills down one's spine. Haunting harmonies and extremely well-composed music easily mark this cd as the best cd of this year.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Room Noises is SUCH a good album. One of the best albums I've heard this year. I encourage all to get it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eilsey, Comprised of sisters Sherri (guitar, vocals), Stacy (vocals, keys), Chauntelle (guitar) and brother Weston (drums), along with bassist and close family friend Jonathan Wilson! There is no drought of indie rock bands in today’s volatile musical climate—finding a band that doesn’t sound like a dozen others is like finding the wellspring of originality. Granted, rock music is typically derivative, but it’s what those bands do with their influences that make for shining benchmarks. Eisley is no exception. Culling sounds from Radiohead, Coldplay and The Beatles (to name a few), Eisley takes the foundation of rock music and builds melody upon melody and chord upon chord, richly accented by angelic vocals and driven by a solid rhythm section.Comprised of sisters Sherri (guitar, vocals), Stacy (vocals, keys), Chauntelle (guitar) and brother Weston (drums), along with bassist and close family friend Jonathan Wilson!So go and buy this Album it will give you that twinkle in your eye and that warmth in your heart, and i hope one day the world will feel the way of the music in all our souls when you lisen to Eisley!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Their music is gorgeous. Go get the album. Of course, some fans claim that Eisley’s newer music is more “commercial-sounding”, and deviates from their “true style” which can be found in their EPs, Laughing City and Marvelous Things. Although I do agree that their music has changed just a bit, I don’t think they’ve gone bad at all – just the opposite! Their remake of “I Wasn’t Prepared” has a wonderful bass background; “Telescope Eyes” is a beat faster; “Golly Sandra” and “Plenty of Paper” show Eisley creativity and uniqueness at another level. As a bonus, “Just Like We Do” features Stacy’s superb guitar skills and Chauntelle’s pretty voice! Their album is a collection of musical yumness.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album has been the best purchase this year. I love the sound, I love the way every song I listen makes me feel a different way. I recommend this album to anyone who loves music and emotions. I hope that this review can help others to take a chance in Eisley. I, and I'm sure every other fan of Eisley, would recommend this album. If I had to use one word to describe them it would be: wonderful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first song I heard by Eisley was "Marvelous Things," and I was immediately captivated by the lilting melodic voices of the the DuPree sisters, Sherri and Stacy, and delighted by the creative, dreamy lyrics. The music can best be described only as "beautiful and euphoric," and the album is sooo so worth it! I know that this band is going to go very far in the future, and I'm glad that I am priveledged to be able to witness it through their awesome site and fansites. Please, for your own sake, check them out!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eisley's Room Noises is one of the years best Cds by far. With fresh vocals, lyrics, and music it is good clean rocking music. The Cd has variety ranging from the slow melancholy sounds of "I Wasn't Prepared" to the upbeat happy tune of "Trolly Wood". The most appealing thing on the Cd would have to be Sherri and Stacy's vocals. On tracks like "Marvelous Things" and " I Wasn't Prepared". They have good music, intrument-wise with good bass lines and amazing piano/keys preformances. But don't be fooled, Eisley is a lyricly talented and deep band. Overall it's an amazing record and a great choice for any music fan out there.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my studio class at highschool, our teacher allows us to bring in cds to play while we sketch and such. That was the first time I had heard Eisley, since my friend brought her copy in. I grovelled to her to let me borrow it! I fell in love with the rythmn and lyrics...I love it all, and now have not been able to do any form of art without at least humming "Lost at Sea" to myself!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this CD soooo much. It reminds me of fairy tales from childhood, and I just want to drift away to that world when I listen to this CD. It's just so relaxing and peaceful, and the vocalwork is amazing! Two Thumbs Up!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Their music is just so beautiful and amazing. i've never heard music like this before! it reminds me of Alice in Wonderland, or some other type of Fearie tale. I just love her voice! It really has alot of emotion in it! I'm tellin you ppl, trust me! Buy this CD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beautiful. Just plain BEAUTIFUL.
Guest More than 1 year ago
trust me.. you will need to buy two copies of this cd because you'll listen to it so much that it will start to skip... so a backup is deffinately needed. eisley is really good.. their sound is unique... uniquely awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love Eisley, this album is great, Golly Sandra is a lovely song & i really like Lost At Sea, I Wasn't Prepared, and Marvelous Things. i can't wait for Room Noises to come out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eisley is an amazing band and I cannot wait for this CD to drop. The remake of Lost At Sea is probably my favorite on the album, but all the tracks are absolutely wonderful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This C.D. will be great, I can't wait for its release. They are so incredibly unique and their music is addictive. Trust me, no matter what kind of music you are into you will want this C.D.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is worth your time and money. The Dupree sisters' beautiful vocals blend gorgeously with the music composition. The songwriting is simple yet inspiring, and I even find myself singing along with the catchy "Golly Sandra." Eisley is a band who can appeal to anyone from a teenager to 40 year old. They are definately worth your listen.