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Eyelids / Beams / Huron Lines at Meteor

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June 19, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
$15 – $16.93

Eyelids / Beams / Huron Lines at Meteor June 19th / $15 / 7pm Door / 19+

Presented by Meteor and Happy Little Crowd…

Come out and join Eyelids as they roll out their “The Accidental Falls” Tour. They will be playing songs from all their vinyl releases as well as a few songs off their newly recorded forthcoming LP (their first with new member Victor Krummenacher of Camper Van Beethoven). Says Victor: “They’re smart songwriters and good people. I’ve played a lot of what people call Americana now, music with folk, country, and blues inflections, and Eyelids are distinctly different more pop, but with lots of twists and edges. Variety for me is the spice of musical life, and I’m really enjoying the experience of slinging the 4-stringer for them.” So let’s get sideways together!!

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.

The Accidental Falls features a bountiful cacophony of gorgeously shimmering riffs and songs so delectably crafted that all who value the electric guitar (three to be exact) as a source of pure joy. Eyelids’ fourth album finds the outfit as both stewards of a classic sound (Alex Chiltonites and disciples of early REM or later XTC will fall hard for this project) and accomplished artists propelling their craft to thrilling new heights.

Slusarenko’s relationship with Buck goes back to 1983 when REM fanboy Chris wrote Peter a gushing letter that Buck answered, leading to a meeting in ‘84, displaying how full circle things have come for the songwriter and guitarist. The magic of being fated to find one of your heroes producing your record half a century later isn’t lost on Slusarenko. “Peter has always been amazing for us. Having your hero become a friend and collaborator is such a dream and does so much for the band,” the guitarist says. “Even though we’ve been working together for years now, sometimes you look up in the studio and think ‘Holy shit, we’ve got Peter Buck working on our record.’”

As they typically write the music first and add lyrics later, Beckett’s compositions allowed Eyelids to wholly focus on the music and the result is stunning. Already the band’s trademark, the delectably shimmering guitar playing on The Accidental Falls is utterly spellbinding and deeply imbued with joyous emotion—rock n’ roll as catharsis.

The Accidental Falls sees the band expound upon that sound and push it to new heights. The paisley psychedelia of “Dream” and “River” provides a perfect sonic palette cleanser to the cacophonous crashing of drums and guitars the peaks of songs like “Ceremony” and the Elliott Smith-indebted “Monterey” provide. The Accidental Falls casts a hypnotic spell over the listener and triumphantly reminds us, hearts fully on sleeves, why we fell in love with rock n’ roll in the first place.

“Evokes the feel of R.E.M.’s ‘Reckoning’ with the brightness turned up, & Big Star’s ‘Radio City’


“It’s hard to meet the lofty expectations created when successful musicians unite. But in Portland, Ore., one band is quietly bucking that trend. A whirlwind of tangled acoustic and electric guitars that get stuck in your head and continue to spin long after the tunes are over.” NPR

“With more than a hint of the Beatles, drenched in three West Coast guitars and as great as any alt American record gets.”

– Chris Hawkins, BBC6 Radio

“As all great concerts do, the evening’s setlist ebbed and flowed between up-tempo, high-energy tunes contrasted with mellower songs, ultimately culminating in a sonic maelstrom that saw guitarist John Moen wading into the crowd to hang his guitar around a startled fan’s neck in a definitive act of audience participation.” – Parklife, DC

“Eyelids is one of the most kick-ass bands on the planet. The new album is their best yet. Northwest PowerPop at its finest.” – Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)


June 19
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$15 – $16.93
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138 University Avenue West
Windsor, Ontario N9A 5N9 Canada
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Happy Little Crowd Productions
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