The Valley

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Written in the wake of several failed relationships -- a broken engagement for the eldest Eisley sibling, a divorce for the middle sister, and a split with Warner Bros. Records -- Eisley's third album features some unexpected dark moments. Much of the aggression comes from Sherri DuPree, whose marriage to New Found Glory's Chad Gilbert came to an abrupt halt after ten months. On Eisley's 2005 debut, she sang ballads about star-crossed lovers and enchanted forests, but Sherri ditches the storybook romance during The Valley, whose sobering song titles -- "Sad," "I Wish," "Ambulance" -- paint the picture of a girl's broken heart. The Valley isn't necessarily a gloomy album, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Written in the wake of several failed relationships -- a broken engagement for the eldest Eisley sibling, a divorce for the middle sister, and a split with Warner Bros. Records -- Eisley's third album features some unexpected dark moments. Much of the aggression comes from Sherri DuPree, whose marriage to New Found Glory's Chad Gilbert came to an abrupt halt after ten months. On Eisley's 2005 debut, she sang ballads about star-crossed lovers and enchanted forests, but Sherri ditches the storybook romance during The Valley, whose sobering song titles -- "Sad," "I Wish," "Ambulance" -- paint the picture of a girl's broken heart. The Valley isn't necessarily a gloomy album, though; most of the anger is funneled into Chauntelle DuPree's guitar riffs, whose rawness is balanced by the girls' sweet, dreamy harmonies. Co-vocalist Stacy helps even the tables, too, taking the mike during some of the album's brightest moments and offsetting her sister's pinched, emo-influenced voice with a womanly alto. Barely a teenage at the beginning of Eisley's career, she's steadily become the group's creative centerpiece, and it's appropriate that The Valley both begins and ends with her songs. But the best part about The Valley is the emotional spectrum it covers, from the Veruca Salt-ish sneer of "Sad" to the lush title track, where harmonies and strings swell in parallel motion. There's a happy ending, too: Sherri remarried two years after her divorce, followed in 2010 by Stacy, Chauntelle, and drummer/brother Weston.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2011
  • Label: Equal Vision Records
  • UPC: 794558020329
  • Catalog Number: 203
  • Sales rank: 6,724

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Valley (3:15)
  2. 2 Smarter (3:17)
  3. 3 Watch It Die (3:09)
  4. 4 Sad (3:18)
  5. 5 Oxygen Mask (3:22)
  6. 6 Better Love (3:19)
  7. 7 I Wish (3:54)
  8. 8 Kind (3:03)
  9. 9 Mr. Moon (3:53)
  10. 10 Please (3:29)
  11. 11 Ambulance (4:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eisley Primary Artist
Gary Leach Guitar, Keyboards
Chauntelle DuPree Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Sherri DuPree Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Stacy DuPree Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Weston DuPree Drums, Group Member
Max Bemis Guitar
Susan DuBois Violin
Jeremy Larson Strings
Garron Dupree Bass Guitar, Group Member
Thomas Demer Viola
Deborah Brooks Cello
Jacqueline Morant Violin
Technical Credits
Alex Lowe Mastering
Gary Leach Producer, Engineer
Austin Deptula Producer, Engineer
Boyd DuPree Artwork, Management
Eisley Engineer
Sherri DuPree Composer
Stacy DuPree Composer
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  • Posted July 5, 2011

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    Amazing!

    Eisley is my favorite band. Their voices are amazing as well as the instruments that are played. Their song Smarter is my favorite on the album. You should buy this album as well as the other ones by Eisley. I have every one of their albums. Their songs are original and inspiring. If you like alternative then you would love this band.

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