release new single & video
“Found at the Scene
of a Rendezvous that Failed”
Written by Tim Buckley & Larry Beckett
New album The Accidental Falls
out January 31st
Portland band Eyelids today release the video for the song “Found at The Scene of a Rendezvous That Failed”. The track appears on their new album in collaboration with poet Larry Beckett, The Accidental Falls, out January 31st, 2020 via Decor Records. “Found at the Scene of a Rendezvous that Failed” was originally written in 1966 by Tim Buckley and Larry Beckett but not released. Rachel Blumberg, who has made videos for Nada Surf & Gillian Welch, animated the video.
The track features the lead vocals of John Moen, currently of The Decemberists and formerly of Elliott Smith’s band, with guitar work from REM’s Peter Buck, who also produced the album. Moen says of the video, “We Eyelids proudly present a lovely music video made by a dear friend with whom we share much history! From drumming with Bob Phonic in Beth’s attic (for a real rager) in the late 80’s, to quitting another band at the right time in the early 2000’s (to give poor John a drumming job of his own), to stints with Bright Eyes, M.Ward and Califone- former Portland resident, Rachel Blumberg, has graced us this time with her visual art. It’s a beautiful painting that just so happens to move in time to our humble rendition of ‘Found at the Scene of a Rendezvous that Failed’ written by Tim Buckley and Larry Beckett.”
The new single is co-written by Tim Buckley and his collaborator Larry Beckett who explains,“Found at the Scene…” was recorded in 1966. I recited the lyrics and Tim Buckley played guitar; it was released on the Tim Buckley reissue in the Rhino Handmade Collector’s Edition.”
The Accidental Falls features a bountiful cacophony of gorgeously shimmering riffs and songs so delectably crafted that all who value the electric guitar (three to be exact) as a source of pure joy. Created with long time members, Chris Slusarenko (guitar, vocals ex Guided By Voices), Jonathan Drews (guitar), Jim Taltstra (bass) and Paulie Pulvirenti (drums),Eyelids’ fourth album finds the outfit as both stewards of a classic sound and accomplished artists, propelling their craft to thrilling new heights.
Eyelids step firmly out from the considerable shadow cast by the band members’ pedigrees earned from time spent in Guided By Voices, The Decemberists, Stephen Malkmus and Elliott Smith’s bands. Produced by Peter Buck who also plays on the record with Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, Neko Case) and Heba Kadry (Deerhunter, Bjork) who mixed and mastered the record respectively. Their first record was released in the UK by Tim Burgess and the band toured the UK previously with their friends, Drive-By Truckers. The band will be touring Europe in the Autumn 2020.