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Laughing City


Download links and information about Laughing City by Eisley. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 5 tracks with total duration of 18:48 minutes.

Artist: Eisley
Release date: 2003
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 5
Duration: 18:48
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No. Title Length
1. I Wasn't Prepared 3:31
2. Telescope Eyes 3:34
3. Tree Tops 4:18
4. Over the Mountains 3:53
5. Laughing City 3:32



Though they have musical ties to emo and indie rock, Eisley's debut EP, Laughing City, reveals that the Texas-based quintet's true musical heritage lies in the dreamy, largely female guitar pop of the early '90s. The sweet, wavering vocals of sisters Sherri and Stacy DuPree recall not only the Innocence Mission's Karen Peris and Sixpence None the Richer's Leigh Nash, but especially those of Belly and Throwing Muses' Tanya Donelly, a similarity heightened by the kind of songs Eisley writes. The brooding "Telescope Eyes," one of the group's more rock-oriented songs, sounds like it could fit easily on Belly's King or on one of Donelly's solo albums; "Tree Tops," with its whimsical music-box melody and waltz rhythm, recalls the playful creativity of songs like "Feed the Tree." That's not to suggest that the band doesn't have their own musical identity, however, as swooning ballads like "Over the Mountains" and the title track suggest that by the time Eisley releases a full-length, they'll be writing even more intricately distinctive songs. While the EP's production sounds a little slick at times, especially for the band's ethereal-rock sound, Laughing City is still a promising and unique debut.