I’ve been on a huge Eisley kick lately, thanks mostly in part to a tailored Pandora station entitled “cold summer” that blends full-band, string-focused indie with pop hooks and sad, sad stories (Keane, Death Cab, The Format, The Killers).

I love how romantic and swelling their sound is, with the most melodic, full voices and carefully placed accents. Most of their songs have a narrative sense, something romantic or hopeful or lost or a combination of sorts, but all have really gorgeous, silky melodies. It’s a bright sound, but not a light one, deep but not weigthy. Some are dancier than others, some are sadder than others, but I’ve found them to be thoroughly enjoyable for trying on something new.

Tell me why I’m discontented
Will I die without the details in my hands?
I feel these vines surrounding my heart, 

I fear I’m moving at a slower pace again
Tell me how this all unfolds.

I can’t find the secret to survive
To grow old safe and sound
Whoa, life is sifting through like the sands in the hourglass
There’s not a moment to relive my time and space
There’s not a moment to undo anything

How could I have been this careless, oh whoa
I fear I’m locked inside another cage again
Shake me from these torturous dreams where I keep screaming
Can’t see how to overcome

‘Cause I can’t find the secret to survive
To grow old safe and sound

Whoa, life is sifting through like the sands in the hourglass, whoa
There’s not a moment to relive my time and space
There’s not a moment to undo anything.”

~Millstone
Eisley, Currents