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    Filed at 11:13 am under by dcobranchi

    ain’t too shabby. From a list of one Bay Area music critic’s 10 best albums of 2005:

    2. “Room Noises,” Eisley (Reprise)

    If there’s an exception to the’05 Old-School Rule, here it is: a surreal home-schooled family band from Texas that, apparently left to its own rural-route devices, came up with a remarkably unusual sound. Something that, on this pitch-perfect bow, feels sort of like a dusty old Victorian music box creaking open, spindle crackling on ancient cylinder. An added irony — many a pop-punk band has fallen under the quintet’s spell, too, and invited them on tour this year as anachronistic opening act. Watch the musicians in this group. Their career is only beginning.

    Here are some free samples.

    2 Responses to “SECOND BEST”

    Comment by
    December 24th, 2005
    at 1:15 pm

    The remind me a lot of Sixpence None The Richer.

    Comment by
    December 24th, 2005
    at 2:41 pm

    I’m hearing Natalie Merchant. Not that that is a bad thing.