And And And
Eyelids, Boone Howard
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214
This event is 21 and over
And And And
This is not a band that is worried about looking super-hip and being part of the scene. Pretentiousness is a great fear of theirs. honesty is an ambition. They play music that is at once earnest and orchestrated yet out-of-control and off kilter. Their songs range from lo-fi garage pop to folksy ballads with clarinet or trumpet. Their live shows have been known to become sweaty booze soaked singalongs. Band members have injured themselves on stage (or by jumping off the stage) and have been known to be disoriented and half naked at times.
People might like us because we are everyday misfits who happen to have a pretty interesting band. We do look like a mashup of punky, grungy typical Oregon Coast dudes (Nathan still lives part time in his, Ryan's, and Jon's hometown of Reedsport.) And in a general sense, we sound like a modern rock and roll band with guitars and drums and stuff. We try to convey a focused intensity and honest emotion when we play, not finesse and presentation.
"Scholars of sunshine pop" - Keith Cameron, Mojo
"A whirlwind of tangled acoustic and electric guitars that gets stuck in your head and continues to spin long after the tune is over" – NPR Heavy Rotation
Portland band Eyelids have a collective history creating music for some of the most legendary indie songwriters. Longtime friends and principle songwriters John Moen (Decemberists) and Chris Slusarenko (Guided by Voices, Boston Spaceships) channel their teenage Paisley Underground obsession and love of New Zealand / Flying Nun guitar buzz into a sound they describe as, "sweet melodies and bummer vibes."
Immediately following sold-out pressings of three 7" and the 2014 full length 854, Eyelids will release a new self-titled EP on June 23 (Jealous Butcher / Schizophonic Records). Produced by Peter Buck, Eyelids will be available digitally and limited edition colored vinyl with a download card featuring three exclusive live videos (including Stephen Malkmus performing "Hey Joe" w/ Eyelids).
Boone Howard, Frontman of The We Shared Milk, hasn't skipped a beat in his songwriting since the band called an indefinite hiatus in late 2014. With a new full length solo album already nearing completion, Boone's new songs take a step back from the heavier garage discord of TWSM days, highlighting his lyrically-driven, soulful garage pop orchestration in it's purest form.
The seven-member group playing his new songs however is far from a solo act. Boone puts down the guitar to focus solely on his crooning, and is backed by Casey Burge of Minden on guitar, Leo London and Mike Finn of The Domestics on keys and guitar respectively, Ryan Neighbors of Hustle & Drone on synth, and the former rhythm section of The We Shared Milk - Eric Ambrosius and Travis Leipzig.