Monday, September 24, 2007

Beginnings and Eulogies

Derived from the Latin word meaning “praise,” the word eulogy usually is associated with a written or spoken tribute, a sort of story-telling, about a recently deceased loved one. And in a way, the band, Eulogies, stays true to the word’s origin. Their recently-released (September 11th) self-titled debut album is just that: a collection of thirteen “stories” through which they share thoughts and feelings of love, loss, and pain...minus the funeral. Assisting in its production was labelmate Hrishikesh Hirway of The One AM Radio.

Reminiscent of Radiohead's earlier sound with its mellow vocals and driving drum and bass beats and echoing vocals, the band Eulogies formed on the road. Then solo-artist Peter Walker (guitar, keyboard, and vocals) blended with Chris Reynolds (drums) and Tim Hutton (bass) to form a truly talented group of story-tellers. Primarily classifiable as rock, with an often melancholy twist, the songs are catchy, yet each has it’s own unique sound. This is an album that you can listen to over and over again, and each time feel like you come away understanding a little more about yourself.

The band will be on the road in October and November with Film School. Check below for dates. In the meantime, enjoy the following:

Eulogies - One Man : Eulogies

Eulogies - Can't Relate : Eulogies

Visit their website, their label Dangerbird Records, and become their friend on MySpace.


Film School - Sick Hipster Nursed By Suicide : Hideout

Tour Dates (with Film School)

10 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Café
11 Portland, OR - Dantes
12 Sacramento, CA - Blue Lamp
13 San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
16 Austin, TX - Emos
17 Dallas, TX - Cavern Club
19 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
20 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
21 Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel
22 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas
24 Boston, MA - TT The Bears
25 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
26 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwells
28 Cleveland, OH - Beachland
29 Toronto, ON - El Mocambo
30 Pontiac, MI - Pike Room
31 Chicago, IL - Schubas

01 Chicago, IL - Schubas
03 Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar
05 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
08 San Diego, CA - Beauty Bar
15 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex

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