Song of the Day: EYELIDS – Seagulls Into Submission

photo by John Clark

photo by John Clark

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Seagulls Into Submission” by EYELIDS from the 2015 album 854 on Jealous Butcher Records.

EYELIDS – Seagulls Into Submission (MP3)

The culmination of Portland’s indie-rock royalty, EYELIDS features the musical talents of past and present members of acclaimed bands such as The Decemberists, Boston Spaceships, The Minus 5 and Guided By Voices. With such a wealth of experience, their debut offering, 854, is an sonic template of glorious pop grunge, marinated in both unforgettable melodies and unregrettable melancholy. Its opening opus, “Seagulls Into Submission”, combines the sweetness of ’70s soft-rock, the nostalgic fuzziness of early-’90s indie and a just a touch well weathered recording techniques. Lightly psychedelic, the track ebbs and flows through tides of reverbed guitars and soaring Beach Boys-worthy harmonies. Astute and relaxed in its delivery, this is the perfect Springtime jam.

Lucky for us, EYELIDS are heading to Seattle to perform live on KEXP at 6:30pm on Saturday, July 27th, and the same day will be at Barboza for an early show at 7PM. Tickets are available here. Keep in touch with the group’s Facebook page, Twitter and website for all future endeavors. For an extra EYELIDS treat, here is the sonics for “Psych #1″:

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