Just when you thought all of the DuPree family was already somehow involved in Eisley, their littlest sister, Christie DuPree, joined up with her brothers and sisters on their latest Mild Mild Midwest tour at the Old Rock House. As you would guess, Christie’s vocals sound very similar to her older sisters, but framed around a simpler structure of just an acoustic guitar with the occasional electric guitar accompaniment (by another DuPree brother/cousin?) it’s interesting to hear the “Eisley” sound bent more towards a folk direction.
Opening for Eisley and The Lion and The Sail (click through to see pictures of their respective sets).
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The seven-piece outfit, The Lion and The Sail, liken themselves to Why?, Death Cab, and Say Anything on their bio, but hearing their set at the Old Rock House made me think more of their Tyler, TX friends, Eisley, of whom they were opening for. Certainly that’s not a bad thing at all, and through their swirling guitar and keyboard work and the driving dual-female vocals, I definitely enjoyed what I heard. Check outThe Lion and The Sail and their Things to Say EP.
Go here for pictures of sets by Eisley and Christie Dupree.
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Ever since picking up their 2005 debut album, Room Noises (and their stellar follow-up album Combinations), I’ve always hoped (but failed) to see Eisley during their stops in St. Louis. Not this time. Midway through their current Mild Mild Midwest tour, the Tyler, TX crew stopped in Wednesday evening to play before an eager crowd at the Old Rock House. Melancholy pop harmonies floated through the crowd, making their way outside the building to any Cardinals fans lucky enough to be walking along South 7th Street during their set. To hear the DuPree sisters harmonize through a song is already an incredible thing to hear on a recording. To see and hear it in person was just amazing.
More pictures and notes after the jump.