All Ears All Eyes All The Time (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cok). SRC Vinyl, SideOneDummy Records.
In the two years since Piebald's last album We Are The Only Friends We Have, the band has toured America more times than I can even remember, watched as singer Travis Shettel had to go under the knife for throat surgery, and as a bizarre coup de gras, aligned themselves with SideOneDummy, home to many bands that are definitely not like Piebald. at all. Many wondered how the band would perform on their new album. Well, if anything, the band got weirder. But somehow, in that weirdness, they got more consistent
The following album, "All Ears, All Eyes, All the Time", the band's first release on Side One Dummy Records, featured piano-driven compositions, along with horn arrangements and vocal harmonies. Accidental Gentlemen," their last album of original work, was released in 2007. All the preceding words are true and we have decided to put Piebald to rest. The past fifteen years or so have been nothing short of extremely incredible. We have met lots of people, been to lots of places and experienced a whole lot of life. In 1994 we started making music, screenprinting our own seven inch covers and borrowing our parents cars to get to shows.
Piebald started as a hardcore band in Andover, Massachusetts, out of the same scene that produced legends Converge. They later moved to the Boston suburb of Somerville and became a staple of the Greater Boston indie rock scene.
Piebald - Present Tense 02:54. Piebald - Human Taste Test 02:46. Piebald - The Jealous Guy Blues 03:06. Piebald - All Senses Interlude 00:29. Piebald - Haven't Tried It 03:14. Piebald - Haven't Tried It 02:57. Piebald - Get Old or Die Trying 02:52. Piebald - New Boston Interlude 00:59. Piebald - All Senses Lost 04:03. Piebald - The Six Eighter 03:22. Piebald - All Sense Is Lost Postlude 01:14.
The trend continues on All Ears . Album opener "The Benefits of Ice Cream" marries Aaron Stuart's bright, clean guitar lines to lyrics like "Hey, most pessimistic boy in . Have some ice cream and relax in the shade". Singer Travis Shettel tackles his lyrics with an offbeat voice reminiscent of Built to Spill's Doug Martsch - flat and a little reedy - and like Marsch, Shettel mastered the art of sounding naïve and confident all at once. No where is that naïve/confident balance more in effect than on the album's handful of piano-led numbers. But first and foremost, Piebald are a guitar band, and hooks spill out of the album on "Human Taste Test", "The Face That Launched a Thousand Ships" (which is shorter and better than Troy), and "Get Old or Die Trying". In a genre where guitar chops aren't always put to their best use, Stuart's an underrated axeman.
album: Nothing Feels Good. Save You. album: Reality's Coming Through. Consumed By Laziness. album: Sorry About Tomorrow.
Album: All Ears All Eyes All The Time.
All Ears All Eyes All The Time (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cok).