Vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release. Here it is! 1/2 Studio, 1/2 Live, all beast. After coming home fired up from their 2017 tours, Eyelids headed into various studios in Portland to finish up work on a new batch of songs they had been working on. They ended up with a perfect combination of the lilting, powerful hooks of their recent Peter Buck produced album "or" alongside the spookier, more meditative moments from their debut album 854. Oh and they added in a fiery rendition of The Gun Club's "Sex Beat" (with Scott and Peter of R. E. M. throwing down alongside them) just to hammer the point home. With it's rolling and intricate jangle Eyelids (like XTC, R. E. M. and The Byrds-their three biggest comparisons from the press) make their three distinct personalities/guitars become an amazingly powerful whole. Sonically there is a new layer to their sound. Guitars flutter and dive; strings and harmonies collide. From the beautiful opening chords of "Maybe More" to the screams of their cover of Gun Club's "Sex Beat" this is their most diverse offering yet. The tipped over folk of "Cannon & Dee" with it's lush harmonies and the harsh melancholy of "Masterpiece (Wanna Die)" make for an emotional ride. Flip the record over and you'll discover a newly remastered live Eyelids performance from last year at the legendary Monty Hall (which is run by the equally legendary station WFMU). The show was a mess of great songs, crazed banter, special guests and features highlights from many of the last nine releases the band has put forth into the world over the last four years.