Eisley is a rock band from Tyler, Texas consisting of siblings Sherri DuPree, Chauntelle DuPree, Stacy DuPree and Weston DuPree. Remaining recording/touring members are cousins Garron DuPree, their name was inspired by the Star Wars saga. Since forming, the band has released five studio albums: Room Noises, The Valley, I'm Only Dreaming, along with numerous EPs. Eisley has recorded videos for "Marvelous Things", "I Wasn't Prepared", "Telescope Eyes", "Invasion", "Memories", "Smarter", "The Valley" and "Currents", which can be viewed on their official website, but the band's strong, organic growth comes from touring and an aggressive online marketing approach; the band was formed in 1997 when Chauntelle and Sherri began creating music together after having been inspired by bands like the Beatles, Jeremy Enigk, Radiohead. Younger sister Stacy became frustrated over their insistence that she was too young to be a part of the band and wrote her own song without their help before she was inducted.
Their brother Weston soon joined the band as the drummer. Boyd and Kim Dupree, parents of the four DuPree siblings, ran a venue called Brewtones Coffee Galaxy by occupying the space of their Vineyard church on days when it was not in use. Eisley known as the Towheads, began years of service as the house band, giving them their first exposure. At Brewtones, the band played with many other acts including Ester Drang and Waterdeep, they soon became MossEisley, a reference to the city in the Star Wars trilogy, but shortened the name due to possible legal ramifications. The band played numerous weekend shows at the venue until they became too busy with other opportunities. After emerging on the Dallas scene in 2001, playing hundreds of shows throughout Texas and garnering a fan base as an indie band, Eisley was signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2003; the same year, the band won "Best New Artist" at the Dallas Observer Music Awards. The band had some early radio success with the song "Telescope Eyes" from the Laughing City EP.
It was ranked the top 25th most played song on FM 102.1 in Dallas in 2003. During the majority of 2004, the band spent most of their time recording their debut album. During the first part of 2005, the band toured extensively with New Found Glory. In June 2005, Eisley embarked on their first headlining tour, The Summer Scenic Tour, to support their debut album Room Noises with Lovedrug and Pilotdrift as opening acts. On June 10, they performed a sold out show at The Troubadour in California; the recording of The Troubadour show was to be released as a live DVD. The band went on to tour with Hot Hot Heat in July. During this tour Eisley's bassist, Jonathon Wilson, who admittedly was never 100% invested in the band, announced he was leaving after the pressure from their then-label Warner bros got to him, he was replaced as bassist by Garron DuPree, the DuPrees' fifteen-year-old cousin in 2005. In August, after the Hot Hot Heat tour, the band went into the studio in Seattle for a day to track Head Against The Sky.
The song was released in October of that year on the Head Against The Sky E. P. with three songs from the cancelled Troubadour DVD. In October and November 2005, Eisley went on tour with Switchfoot as openers. Around this time, the band started playing unrecorded material for their second album. In March 2006, the band did a small tour in Australia as main support for Taking Back Sunday. Following that, Eisley headlined their last tour in support of The Final Noise Tour. In September 2006, Eisley headed back to the studio to record their follow up to Room Noises. While tracking for their second album and Stacy recorded vocals for Bright Eyes's album Cassadaga; the band finished recording the album in November 2006, but due to assumed conflicts with their label, the album was delayed. Combinations was released on August 14, 2007. Eisley performed on a special acoustic tour with Wesley Jensen during the summer of 2007; the band made their national television debut on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on August 30, 2007, performing Combination's lead and only single "Invasion".
They spent a couple of months in late 2007 opening shows for Mutemath around the country. In the spring and early summer of 2008, Eisley headlined their own cross-continent finance tour in support of their latest release, with openers including The Envy Corps and The Myriad. On December 18, 2007, the band released the Like the Actors E. P. on iTunes. This EP contained the two B-sides for Combinations as well as an unreleased track from Room Noises, titled "Sun Feet". In the spring of 2008, Eisley headlined the only main tour that would be done in support of Combinations. Eisley has played a number of individual shows, they played a handful of shows at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, in March 2007. In August 2007, they performed at the Carling Weekend Festival, held in Leeds, England, they returned to Tyler to perform at Brewtones on December 15, 2007. After the Combinations tour, the band planned to take a break before starting work on their third album. At this time, relationships with their label was not at the best, the band's personal lives were getting back into control.
However, at the urging of their good friend and A&R, Eisley went back into the studio in 2008 to record their third album. Du
Paste is a monthly music and entertainment digital magazine, headquartered in Decatur, with studios in Manhattan and Davenport and owned by Wolfgang's Vault. The magazine began as a website in 1998, it ran as a print publication from 2002 to 2010 before converting to online-only. The magazine. Was founded as a quarterly in July 2002, was owned, by Josh Jackson, Nick Purdy, Tim Regan-Porter, it switched to a bimonthly format. In 2005, Paste fulfilled remaining subscriptions for the competing magazine Tracks, which had ceased publishing its print edition. Paste became a monthly with its August 2006 issue. For two years in the mid-2000s, Paste had a weekly segment on CNN Headline News called "Paste Picks", wherein editors would recommend new albums and films every Tuesday. In October 2007, the magazine tried the "Radiohead" experiment, offering new and current subscribers the ability to pay what they wanted for a one-year subscription to Paste; the subscriber base increased by 28,000, but Paste president Tim Regan-Porter noted the model was not sustainable.
Amidst an economic downturn, Paste began to suffer from lagging ad revenue, as did other magazine publishers in 2008 and 2009. On May 14, 2009, Paste editors announced a plan to save the magazine, by pleading to its readers and celebrities for contributions. Cost-cutting by the magazine did not stem the losses; the main crux cited. In 2009, Paste launched. On August 31, 2010, Paste suspended the print magazine, but continues publication as the online PasteMagazine.com. From 2011-2016, Paste offered a digital subscription service, covering music, movies, TV, books, video games, tech and drink; each issue included a digital version of the Paste Sampler with seven new songs each week. In 2017, Paste launched a large-format print magazine with an accompanying vinyl sampler. Planned as a quarterly, it now plans to release it annually. However, the 2018 issue was not delivered to subscribers, its tagline is "Signs of Life in Music and Culture". Paste's initial focus was music, covering a variety of genres with an emphasis on adult album alternative and indie rock, along with independent film and books.
Each issue included a CD music sampler but was dropped in favor of digital downloading as a Going-Green initiative. Featured artists included Paul McCartney, Ryan Adams, Regina Spektor, The Whigs, Fiona Apple, The Decemberists, Mark Heard, Woven Hand and the Devils Party, Liam Finn, The Trolleyvox, Thom Yorke. Many of these artists contributed to the Campaign to Save Paste. Paste added videogames coverage in 2006, has since expanded to include television, comic books, drinks and, most politics. Paste has been recording live performances since 2006, first in its office in Decatur, Ga. and in its Manhattan studio location beginning in 2012. Artists who've performed in the Paste studio include Steve Martin, Waka Flocka Flame, Violent Femmes, Minus the Bear, Flogging Molly, The Civil Wars, Chris Thile, Dashboard Confessional, The Zombies, Laura Marling, Puddles Pity Party, Arrested Development and Grace VanderWaal. Paste has filmed exclusive performances at events across the country, including The Lumineers, Billy Bragg, Courtney Barnett, Lord Huron at SXSW.
In 2015, Paste added several collections of archival live audio and video to PasteMagazine.com and now boasts more than 100,000 performances available to stream for free on its site or the Paste Music & Daytrotter app, launched in late 2017. Available content includes performances from Prince, U2, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, The Zephyr Bones, Wilco and thousands more, along with everything recorded in the Paste Studio. In 2005, Paste was listed at #21 on the Chicago Tribune's list of "50 Best Magazines". Paste was named "Magazine of the Year" by the PLUG Independent Music Awards in 2006, 2007 and 2008. In 2008, 2009 and 2010, Paste was nominated for a National Magazine Award in the category of General Excellence, in 2010, associate editor Rachael Maddux' writings were nominated for Best Reviews. Official website
Deep Space (EP)
Deep Space is an EP of the band Eisley, released on February 14, 2012 on Equal Vision Records. The EP was going to contain a few b-sides from The Valley, but the band decided to record new songs and changed the way of the EP as an anticipation of their fourth full-length album; the song "192 Days" had been released in demo form on the band's EP Fire Kite in 2009. All songs written by Eisley
Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Records Inc. is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group and headquartered in Burbank, California. It was founded in 1958 as the recorded music division of the American film studio Warner Bros. and was one of a group of labels owned and operated by larger parent corporations for much of its existence. The sequence of companies that controlled Warner Bros. and its allied labels evolved through a convoluted series of corporate mergers and acquisitions from the early 1960s to the early 2000s. Over this period, Warner Bros. Records grew from a struggling minor player in the music industry to one of the top record labels in the world. In 2004, these music assets were divested by their owner Time Warner and purchased by a private equity group; this independent company traded as the Warner Music Group and was the world's last publicly traded major music company before being bought and privatized by Access Industries in 2011. Warner Music Group is the smallest of the three major international music conglomerates that include Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment.
Max Lousada oversees recorded music operations of the company. Notable artists signed to Warner Bros. Records have included Prince, Kylie Minogue, Goo Goo Dolls, Sheryl Crow, Lil Pump, Green Day, Adam Lambert, Bette Midler, Duran Duran, Fleetwood Mac, Liam Gallagher, Fleet Foxes, Jason Derulo, Lily Allen and Sara, Dua Lipa, Linkin Park, Nile Rodgers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Black Keys, My Chemical Romance, Mr. Bungle, Regina Spektor, Van Halen. At the end of the silent movie period, Warner Bros. Pictures decided to expand into publishing and recording so that it could access low-cost music content for its films. In 1928, the studio acquired several smaller music publishing firms which included M. Witmark & Sons, Harms Inc. and a partial interest in New World Music Corp. and merged them to form the Music Publishers Holding Company. This new group controlled valuable copyrights on standards by George and Ira Gershwin and Jerome Kern and the new division was soon earning solid profits of up to US$2 million every year.
In 1930, MPHC paid US$28 million to acquire Brunswick Records, whose roster included Duke Ellington, Red Nichols, Nick Lucas, Al Jolson, Earl Burtnett, Ethel Waters, Abe Lyman, Leroy Carr, Tampa Red and Memphis Minnie, soon after the sale to Warner Bros. the label signed rising radio and recording stars Bing Crosby, Mills Brothers, Boswell Sisters. For Warner Bros. the dual impact of the Great Depression and the introduction of broadcast radio harmed the recording industry—sales crashed, dropping by around 90% from more than 100 million records in 1927 to fewer than 10 million by 1932 and major companies were forced to halve the price of records from 75c to 35c. In December 1931, Warner Bros. offloaded Brunswick to the American Record Corporation for a fraction of its former value, in a lease arrangement which did not include Brunswick's pressing plants. Technically, Warner maintained actual ownership of Brunswick, which with the sale of ARC to CBS in 1939 and their decision to discontinue Brunswick in favor of reviving the Columbia label, reverted to Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. sold Brunswick a second time, this time along with the old Brunswick pressing plants Warner owned, to Decca Records in exchange for a financial interest in Decca. The studio stayed out of the record business for more than 25 years, during this period it licensed its film music to other companies for release as soundtrack albums. Warner Bros. returned to the record business in 1958 with the establishment of its own recording division, Warner Bros. Records. By this time, the established Hollywood studios were reeling from multiple challenges to their former dominance—the most notable being the introduction of television in the late 1940s. Legal changes had a major impact on their business—lawsuits brought by major stars had overthrown the old studio contract system by the late 1940s. Pictures sold off much of its film library in 1948 and, beginning in 1949, anti-trust suits brought by the US government forced the five major studios to divest their cinema chains. In 1956, Harry Warner and Albert Warner sold their interest in the studio and the board was joined by new members who favoured a renewed expansion into the music business—Charles Allen of the investment bank Charles Allen & Company, Serge Semenenko of the First National Bank of Boston and investor David Baird.
Semenenko in particular had a strong professional interest in the entertainment business and he began to push Jack Warner on the issue of setting up an'in-house' record label. With the record business booming - sales had topped US$500 million by 1958 - Semnenko argued that it was foolish for Warner Bros. to make deals with other companies to release its soundtracks when, for less than the cost of one motion picture, they could establish their own label, creating a new income stream that could continue indefinitely and provide an additional means of exploiting and promoting its contract actors. Another impetus for the label's creation was the brief music career of Warner Bros. actor Tab Hunter. Although Hunter was signed to an exclusive acting contract with the studio, it did not prevent him from signing a recording contract, which he did with Dot Records, owned at the time by Paramount Pictures. Hunter scored several hits for Dot, including the US #1 single, "Young Love", to Warner Bros.' chagrin, reporters were asking about the hit record, rather than
Fire Kite E.P.
Fire Kite is an EP of the band Eisley released in anticipation of their third full-length album and to promote their fall/winter 2009 tour. It was released October 2009 on Sire Records. There are two versions of the EP; the digital version has an extra demo song, whereas the hard copy has an Eisley cover by Max Bemis of Say Anything. The physical version is only printed for 3000 copies due to the label marketing strategy. All songs written by Eisley
Aaron Sprinkle is an American musician, singer and record producer from Seattle, Washington. His career in music began in high school with a group called BellBangVilla. BellBangVilla became Poor Old Lu and they released a number of albums. Aaron Sprinkle sang and played lead guitar in Rose Blossom Punch, has produced albums independently. On his solo releases, he plays all instruments except drums, his wife Karina writes lyrics, he was hired as producer for Tooth & Nail Records in 2001, works out of Compound Recording Studios in Seattle, Washington. In 2005, Sprinkle formed the band Fair with Joey Sanchez, Nick Barber, Erick Newbill. Fair released its debut album The Best Worst-Case Scenario on Tooth & Nail Records in June 2006, he is the brother of Jesse Sprinkle. Aaron has production, engineering, or other credits on albums by the following bands: Official website Poor Old Lu Fair Interview @ Christianity Today from early 2004 Aaron Sprinkle on Pure Volume
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated. Music can be divided into different genres in many different ways; the artistic nature of music means that these classifications are subjective and controversial, some genres may overlap. There are varying academic definitions of the term genre itself. In his book Form in Tonal Music, Douglass M. Green distinguishes between form, he lists madrigal, canzona and dance as examples of genres from the Renaissance period. To further clarify the meaning of genre, Green writes, "Beethoven's Op. 61 and Mendelssohn's Op. 64 are identical in genre – both are violin concertos – but different in form. However, Mozart's Rondo for Piano, K. 511, the Agnus Dei from his Mass, K. 317 are quite different in genre but happen to be similar in form."
Some, like Peter van der Merwe, treat the terms genre and style as the same, saying that genre should be defined as pieces of music that share a certain style or "basic musical language." Others, such as Allan F. Moore, state that genre and style are two separate terms, that secondary characteristics such as subject matter can differentiate between genres. A music genre or subgenre may be defined by the musical techniques, the style, the cultural context, the content and spirit of the themes. Geographical origin is sometimes used to identify a music genre, though a single geographical category will include a wide variety of subgenres. Timothy Laurie argues that since the early 1980s, "genre has graduated from being a subset of popular music studies to being an ubiquitous framework for constituting and evaluating musical research objects". Among the criteria used to classify musical genres are the trichotomy of art and traditional musics. Alternatively, music can be divided on three variables: arousal and depth.
Arousal reflects the energy level of the music. These three variables help explain why many people like similar songs from different traditionally segregated genres. Musicologists have sometimes classified music according to a trichotomic distinction such as Philip Tagg's "axiomatic triangle consisting of'folk','art' and'popular' musics", he explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria. The term art music refers to classical traditions, including both contemporary and historical classical music forms. Art music exists in many parts of the world, it emphasizes formal styles that invite technical and detailed deconstruction and criticism, demand focused attention from the listener. In Western practice, art music is considered a written musical tradition, preserved in some form of music notation rather than being transmitted orally, by rote, or in recordings, as popular and traditional music are. Most western art music has been written down using the standard forms of music notation that evolved in Europe, beginning well before the Renaissance and reaching its maturity in the Romantic period.
The identity of a "work" or "piece" of art music is defined by the notated version rather than by a particular performance, is associated with the composer rather than the performer. This is so in the case of western classical music. Art music may include certain forms of jazz, though some feel that jazz is a form of popular music. Sacred Christian music forms an important part of the classical music tradition and repertoire, but can be considered to have an identity of its own; the term popular music refers to any musical style accessible to the general public and disseminated by the mass media. Musicologist and popular music specialist Philip Tagg defined the notion in the light of sociocultural and economical aspects: Popular music, unlike art music, is conceived for mass distribution to large and socioculturally heterogeneous groups of listeners and distributed in non-written form, only possible in an industrial monetary economy where it becomes a commodity and in capitalist societies, subject to the laws of'free' enterprise... it should ideally sell as much as possible.
Popular music is found on most commercial and public service radio stations, in most commercial music retailers and department stores, in movie and television soundtracks. It is noted on the Billboard charts and, in addition to singer-songwriters and composers, it involves music producers more than other genres do; the distinction between classical and popular music has sometimes been blurred in marginal areas such as minimalist music and light classics. Background music for films/movies draws on both traditions. In this respect, music is like fiction, which draws a distinction between literary fiction and popular fiction, not always precise. Country music known as country and western, hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s; the polka is a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particular