" ... brings just the right amount of nostalgia back from the undead without overstepping the boundaries of their listeners comfort zones. Staying within the sound that was praised to high heavens and today somehow pushed to the margins of rock music, ‘Double Eyelid’ is reaching back into the light now occupied by musicians too eager to become the next new “old” thing and too young to understand the formula. They have the blueprints but fail to understand them. ‘Double Eyelid’ understand oh so well. Despite the fact that this is their very first full release, the sound is mature and seasoned with all the right spices of rock and glam. The groovy guitars, the dark melodic voice, the keyboard layers, the touch of goth, they are all there and the pieces fit. I raise a glass hoping that ‘Double Eyelid’ will find their way back into the light, not to take anyone’s place but to teach them how to read those musical blueprints and one day bring some order to a kingdom in turmoil. Hopefully it will not take them “Seven Years”."
released 07 July 2014
Double Eyelid are:
Ian Revell: Vocals, synth, drum programming. Fretless bass on 1, piano on 3 and 4, guitar on 3, acoustic guitar on 5
Karl Mohr: Guitars, basses, additional synth and drum programming
Benjamin Mueller-Heaslip: Piano, organ
Jay Draper: Guest vocal on "She’s Falling"
Amanda Penner: Violin on "Dead is Better"
All music and lyrics by Ian Revell except “John” by Arthur S. Green and “The Stranger” by Rozz Williams/Mark Barone.
Produced by Ian Revell and Karl Mohr
Vocal production by Karl Mohr
Recording engineer/mixed by Karl Mohr, except piano and organ recording by Ian Revell
Mastered at Multibeat Creative (www.multibeat.com
Cover image by Caryn Drexl, Band photography by fivetomidnight.ca
Special thanks go to Elizabeth Fearon, Kathleen Revell, Jay Draper, Erik Mohr, Lynne Rafter, Steven Cerritos, Lovina Yavari, Ryan Cameron-Clark, David MacDougall, Sky Shaver, Michael Masuda and Hillary Thomson.
Copyright Double Eyelid, 2014. All rights reserved.