Eyelids (mems. of GBV, Decemberists, Jicks) Release Animated Video + New Album Prod. by Peter Buck (R.E.M.) + Tour Announced

Portland band Eyelids has released the video for the song “The Accidental Falls” today via Billboard. The track appears on their new album in collaboration with poet Larry BeckettThe Accidental Falls, out February 14, 2020 via Jealous Butcher Records. The video was illustrated by band members John Moen and animated by Chris Slusarenko. Watch here.

“I’ve always loved John’s surreally themed but realistic drawings so I wanted to crack his skull open and see if we could make them spill out somehow,” says Chris Slusarenko. The animated video is part Schoolhouse Rock, part Shel Silverstein, part glimmer of hope and part horror movie.”

When acclaimed poet and former Tim Buckley collaborator Larry Beckett first offered Chris Slusarenko and John Moen of Eyelids to write new lyrics for their next record as well as giving them access to his words from the last four decades, the musicians weren’t sure Eyelids soaring brand of guitar driven rock would jibe with someone else’s lyrics (including a song that was written with Buckley). “It was Larry’s trust in us that really caused us to think we should do it,” Moen says. “When someone like that is into your work to the degree they want to collaborate, it definitely feeds your confidence.”

On The Accidental Falls Portland, Oregon’s Eyelids, one of rock’s best-kept secrets, step firmly out from the considerable shadow cast by the band members’ second-to-none pedigrees earned from time spent in Guided By Voices, The Decemberists, Stephen Malkmus and Elliott Smith’s bands. Produced by REM iconoclast Peter Buck who also plays on the record with Tucker Martine (Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, Neko Case) and Heba Kadry (Deerhunter, Bjork) who mixed and mastered the record respectively.

Pre-order The Accidental Falls

Eyelids Tour Dates:

Feb 28th – Seattle. WA – Clockout Lounge – w/ Zebra Hunt, The Yes Masters – Tickets

Feb 29th – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios – w/ Talking To Johnny, Zebra Hunt – Tickets

March 13th – San Francisco, CA – Ivy Room – w/ Two Heads (Victor Krummeancher of Camper Van Beethoven & DJ Bonebreak from X) – Tickets

March 14 -Los Angeles, CA – Alex’s Bar – w/ Two Heads, Man’s Body – Tickets

March 15 – Redlands, CA – Studio (Early show) – w/ Two Heads – Tickets

April 3rd – New York, NY – TV Eye – Tickets

April 4th – Jersey City, NJ – Monty Hall – Waffle Cookout and Rock Brunch – Tickets

April 4th – New Haven, CT – Cafe 9 – w/ Hallelujah The Hills – Tickets

April 5th – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong – Tickets

April 6th – Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s – w/ Honey Radar, Hurry – Tickets

April 8th – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House – Tickets

April 9th – Nashville, TN – Soft Junk – w/ Kyle Hamlett Trio – Tickets

April 10th – Atlanta, GA – Club 529 – w/ Jay Gonzalez (of Drive-By Truckers) – Tickets

April 11th – Athens, GA – Caledonia – w/ Jay Gonzalez – Tickets

May 29th – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club – w/ Spilt Single (Jason Narducy of Bob Mould Band, Superchuck) – Tickets

May 30th – Chicago, IL – Space – w/ Spilt Single – Tickets

May 31st – Madison, WI – Kiki’s House of Righteous Music – Tickets

June 1st – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry – Tickets

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