November 21, 2008

Two Can Play with Eulogies

In what could be described as a fit of regret, I’m salving my wounds for missing the Eulogies show a few nights ago by wistfully listening to their music on repeat. I’ve just met Eulogies fairly recently, and if their tunes were a person in a bar, I’d stoop to lines like, “Hey, baby, where have you been all my life?” or offer to kiss their music (in a metaphysical sort of way). I’m in love, or something like that, with the nuanced, melodic pop of this Los Angeles four piece.

Pitchfork wrote that Eulogies “brims with understated hooks, registering nearest the sensible introspection of Wheat‘s Hope and Adams, Nada Surf‘s The Weight is a Gift, or Death Cab for Cutie‘s Transatlanticism.”

I said “Okay.”

This coy little duet features the warm honeyed voice of Silversun Pickups’ Nikki Monninger, over a smooth and rolling bassline that reminds me of that undercurrent on the Cowboy Junkies version of “Sweet Jane.”

Two Can Play (feat Nikki Monninger of Silversun Pickups) – Eulogies

From the Tempted To Do Nothing EP, a precursor to their second full-length Here, Anonymous due out April 7th on Dangerbird Records (The Dears, Sea Wolf, Silversun Pickups).

And a bonus tune because these guys are seriously great (off their first self-titled album, from 2007):

One Man – Eulogies


EULOGIES TOUR DATES
(other than, oh, that Denver show)
w/ Darker My Love

11/21 || 7th St. Entry || Minneapolis, MN
11/22 || Vaudeville Mews || Des Moines, IA
11/25 || Berkley Front || Berkley, MI (NO Darker My Love)
11/26 || The Summit || Columbus, OH

w/ The Duke Spirit
11/28 || Bottle Tree || Birmingham, AL
11/29 || 40 Watt || Athens, GA
11/30 || Exit In || Nashville, TN
12/2 || Radio Radio || Indianapolis, IN
12/3 || The Basement || Columbus, OH

w/ Longwave
12/9 || Casbah || San Diego, CA
12/10 || Troubadour || Los Angeles, CA
12/11 || Rickshaw Stop || San Francisco, CA
12/13 || Dante’s || Portland, OR
12/14 || Chop Suey || Seattle, WA

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2 Comments »

  • hey heather. thanks for this band, i love them. do you happen to have any rapidshare link of their self titled album because i can’t find any and i’d like to listen to the whole thing first before buying.

    Anonymous — November 22, 2008 @ 3:06 pm

  • Hot tip, local awesome band Meese has its new album (with Atlantic) now skeded for Mar. 10 or 17, and it sounds like they may be touring with the Fray, with the Fray’s new album out this winter .. a natural touring partner.

    Chase Squires — November 23, 2008 @ 12:57 am

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Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
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"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
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