I'm not going to lie to you -- I am still reeling from the absolutely awful news that Micachu & The Shapes canceled their recent North American tour, including their September 14 stop at The Rhythm Room. My comfort, however, comes in the form of Texas indie pop band Eisley and their upcoming tour in support of Max Beemis and Say Anything which rolls through Tempe this November. Nothing will fill the void that Micachu left, but Eisley is a damn nice consolation. Their absolutely resplendent pop is carried by Stacy DuPree's heavenly vocals, solidifying their spot as one of pop's rising acts.
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Say Anything and Eisley will play the Marquee Theatre Friday, November 20 with opening acts Miniature Tigers and Moneen . Eisley are readying a new album, due out sometime next year when, as they describe on their website, "the weather is cold." They have enlisted the help of string quartet for the album, a move that makes plenty of sense since the band's melodic, sympathetic music lends itself nicely to the string section.