Review: Eisley – The Valley (2011)

The interesting thing about the band Eisley is the fact that casual Eisley fans are few and far between. Either you’re completely ambivalent about the Texas five piece or you’re completely obsessed so the fact that I’ve always liked Eisley well enough but never really loved the group makes me something of an anomaly in Eisley’s fan base. The truth of the matter is that I’ve always wanted to love Eisley but I’ve always felt that they suffered from overproduction and major label meddling, with Warner Brothers trying to fit them into a pop mold that the indie Christian family band just couldn’t be crammed into. The Dupree siblings have always made darkly fantastical music, since their inception nearly fifteen years ago when keyboardist Stacy was just eight.