Portland, OR band, Eyelids release song and video for ‘Lyin’ In Your Tomb’, the newest single from the upcoming LP A Colossal Waste Of Light.. Coming March 10th 2023 via Jealous Butcher Records is available for pre-order now. The band will also be embarking on a US tour.. see dates below.
You know when you’re watching a music doc and they want you to believe that whatever classic they’re talking about just came to the artist in a matter of mere minutes, as if by magic? That usually calls for a big eye roll and a “sure, whatever”. Well, believe it this time. ‘Lyin’ in Your Tomb’ is a little narcotic charmer that effortlessly balances wistfulness and grace. It came to John Moen one night after a full day of recording. He calls it an inspired moment, swiftly recorded with the rest of the band as well as Peter Buck (here, he’s not only producing but also playing guitar). Chris Slusarenko describes this last-minute addition to A Colossal Waste of Light as a more soulful Monks song. Its combination of heavenly falsetto and hypnotic guitars makes it an instant Eyelids classic.
A day vampire hanging with his only friends while paper mache heads float around in the background? Then it is most definitely an Eyelids video. Directed by bandmate Victor Krummenacher, the video follows guitarist/singer John Moen as a crooning vampire that laments his forthcoming death (and the rest of ours too). Unrecognizable with the makeup Moen created for himself, the video harkens back to the days of early music video shows like ‘The Cutting Edge’ where often dark subject matter could also be counterpointed by a band’s sense of humor. In the end, it’s a floaty visual tribute that perfectly matches the song’s haunting, lonely lyrics, and its hypnotic, weird mood.
The album does an excellent job of framing the quintet as one of today’s most compelling purveyors of lopsided guitar pop workouts and earworm-laden vocal melodies.
Heads by Jo Hamilton; Bodies by John Moen; Photography by John Clark
Produced by REM’s Peter Buck, A Colossal Waste of Light is Eyelids fourth LP and the first to feature new bass player Victor Krummenacher (Camper Van Beethoven, Monks of Doom).
Eyelids ‘A Colossal Waste Of Light’ U.S. Tour
Fri. March 10th Portland Mississippi Studios (&)
Sat. March 11th Seattle Sunset Tavern (&)
Fri. March 17th NYC Union Pool (*%)
Sat. March 18th Boston The Atwoods (*)Sun. March 19th New Haven Cafe 9
Mon. March 20th Philly Jerry’s On Front (%)Wed. March 22nd DC Pie Shop
Thurs. March 23rd Charlotte Snug Harbor
Fri. March 24th Atlanta The Earl (#)
Sat. March 25th Athens Flicker (#)
Fri. April 21st SF/Albany Ivy Room (&)
Sun. April 23rd LA Gold-Diggers (&)
Mon. April 24th San Pedro The Sardine (&)
Tues. April 25th The Best Show w/ Tom Scharpling (&)
Fri. April 28th Austin Mohawk
Fri. June 9th Chicago TBA
Sat. June 10th Cleveland Beachland Tavern
Sun. June 11th Toronto Horseshoe
Mon. June 12th Pittsburgh The Government Center
Wed. June 14th Detroit Outer Limits (!)
Thurs. June 15th Milwaukee Cactus Club (!)
Fri. June 16th Madison Kiki’s Righteous House Of Music
Sat. June 17th Minneapolis 7th St. Entry
(#) w/ Elf Power
(*) w/ Hallelujah The hills
(%) w/ Honey Radar
(&) w/ Peter Buck (6th Eyelid)
(!) w/ Model Citizen (Matt Patton & Jay Gonzalez of Drive-By Truckers)
Photo by John Clark
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