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When it came time to recruit contributors for the Strange Yellow Patterns team, there was a Number 1 draft pick I had in mind. Most know him by the moniker The Man In The Moon, but for those who have checked out his music, he also goes by Michael Cheng, and a few others. Michael has been a reliable source of current events and breaking news for Eisley fans who frequent Laughing City for a couple of years. He’s a creative, honest and thoughtful person with some interesting perspectives on things. I was eager to get his reflections on the Marvelous Things EP, which was the introduction to Eisley for a large number of fans, myself (Wil) included.
You’d be hard pressed to find two words in tandem that mean more to/ evoke more emotion among Eisley fans than Laughing City. Their reasons for feeling that way are going to vary wildly, and justifiably so. For some, it’s the music of the Laughing City EP that makes them feel a certain way, for others it has very little to do with music. For some it’s both. For a band who derived their name from Star Wars I think it would be appropriate to christen the Laughing City EP Eisley’s true episode I. For all those who came across the band near the time of its release, this music truly was a new hope.
Strange Yellow Patterns is very fortunate to have a friend and contributor in our very own Bill Gallentine, who some may know as Mr. Pine. He like Jamie, will be contributing to www.strangeyellowpatterns.com on a regular basis as a writer and “media magician” for lack of a better term. His wicked sense of humor has always kept me on my toes, because it’s coupled with an understated perceptiveness that’s finely tuned. That perceptiveness extends beyond humor as you’ll soon discover. -Wil
Welcome to ~Memories~, where Strange Yellow Patterns looks back at the music of Eisley from years gone by. Nostalgia is a wonderful thing, as is context, and Memories is an opportunity to indulge in both. It's also a wonderful song, in case you'd forgotten.
Our first conversation is with Jamie whom some know as the Antrider. He has the distinction of being statistically the most active Eisley fan that I know of. It would be fair for me to credit him for encouraging me to be more active in the Eisley fan community, via a simple request for more activity amongst the fans. Sometimes the simplest requests are all that are needed to get an outpouring of action. Such a request, from the second most active Eisley fan that I know of is the reason this column even exists. All that said, it’s only fitting that our first conversation in Memories be with Jamie, who has captured so many with his stunning photography of Eisley over the years.
If you have a Tumblr please reblog! strange-yellow-patterns.tumblr.com/post/64659033733/memories-vol-1-by-wil
If you haven't heard, Perma are releasing an album. If you're already here I'm gonna assume you're aware of who they are and their relation to Eisley. Perma will be touring parts of the Midwest and the East Coast this December, and they're bringing Merriment with them. The format of this acoustic tour is going to be rather unique so click that previous sentence for details. Also, word got around that the Merriment full-length is complete and a treat to the ears.
No word on a release date yet, but hopefully it will be in the near future.
Rising Fawn is reportedly at work on their full length album as well, so this bodes well for fans of the Eisley extended family. I wonder if the flurry of recording will translate to new material for their pretty much annual holiday EP? We'll see soon enough.
Be looking out for updates in the near future about Perma's full length and supporting tour with Merriment, who will be releasing their own full length in the near future. In the meantime Strange Yellow Patterns is recruiting the best and brightest to entertain and occupy Eisley fans the world wide. Your patronage will be rewarded in due time. Cheers!
~ Wil - part of the Team
Currents is out and we totally forgot to mention it! GO BUY IT! Also, Rising Fawn, Chauntelle's solo EP is out now. Get that too! Everything is on iTunes, Amazon and MerchowNow.
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Fallen Pollen (By Perma) (Eisley Members/Perma.)
Sherri DuPree Bemis - Hummingbirds) (Eisley Members/Sherri DuPree Bemis)
Apologies (Merriment (Christie DuPree)/Audio)
Sherri DuPree Bemis - Heartless (Kanye West Cover) (Eisley Members/Sherri DuPree Bemis)
Tripping (By Perma) (Eisley Members/Perma.)
August Moon (Merriment (Christie DuPree)/Audio)
Bury Your Past (2011 Version) (Merriment (Christie DuPree)/Audio)
Sherri DuPree Bemis - Two Headed Boy [Part 2] (Neutral Milk Hotel Cover) (Eisley Members/Sherri DuPree Bemis)
Please (Acoustic - Purevolume) (Acoustic/Acoustic (Audio))
EP1 - Pretender (Independent Releases/EP1)
Brighter (Merriment (Christie DuPree)/Audio)
Cheesy Love Song (Merriment (Christie DuPree)/Audio)
EP1 - Blackened Crown (Independent Releases/EP1)
I Don't Know How (Merriment (Christie DuPree)/Audio)
Silver Springs (Fleetwood Mac Cover) (Eisley Members/Stacy DuPree King)
EP1 - Dream For Me (Independent Releases/EP1)
Come With Me (Merriment (Christie DuPree)/Audio)
I'm Sorry (Merriment (Christie DuPree)/Audio)
EP2 - Mr. Pine (Independent Releases/EP2)
Forever and Always (Shania Twain Cover) (Merriment (Christie DuPree)/Audio)