EISLEY’s music video for “Smarter,” the first single from their new album THE VALLEY, premieres today on mtvU and online at mtvU.com. The video was filmed near the band’s hometown of Tyler, Texas, and directed by photographer Chris Phelps, who shot all of Eisley’s packaging and publicity photos for THE VALLEY as well as other artists including MGMT, Panic! At The Disco, B.o.B. and Travie McCoy.

Watch the video here: http://cot.ag/lrvpnH See below for embed code.

“Smarter” has received nationwide radio support while spending nine consecutive weeks on the FMQB Triple A top 200 radio charts. “Smarter” also spent six weeks on the FMQB Submodern top 200 chart, peaking at #25, with spins and support from KROQ/Los Angeles, KDGE/Dallas, WEDG/Buffalo, KBZT/San Diego, KFMA/Tucson, WRMR/Wilimington, WCNR/Charlottesville, WCYY/Portland and more. Says Josh Venable of KYSR/Los Angeles and KDGE/Dallas, “Comparisons to Kate Bush and her 2000’s counterpart Florence and The Machine are fine by me. This is the Eisley album we’ve been waiting for since the beginning. Don’t wait. This is the future.”

Eisley are in the midst of a six-week headlining tour in support of THE VALLEY, with dates continuing through June 4. In a review of last week’s show at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall, the Boston Globe wrote, “They worked up a muscular guitar power that somehow maintained a sundressy feel…. By the time the band performed the romantic eulogy ‘Ambulance’ and the ghostly ‘Marvelous Things’ an observer might have found himself at a loss for words.” See below for a list of remaining dates.

Plans are in the works for a second vinyl pressing of The Valley on transparent blue-green stock; more details will be available in the coming weeks.

EISLEY — “TURNING TIDE TOUR” DATES:

May 11 — Phoenix, AZ — Martini Ranch
May 12 — San Diego, CA — Delta Room @ House of Blues May 15 — Los Angeles, CA — Troubadour May 16 — San Francisco, CA — Slim’s May 17 — Santa Cruz, CA — Rio Theatre May 19 — Seattle, WA — Neumos May 20 — Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom May 21 — Boise, ID — The Venue May 24 — Minneapolis, MN — Varsity Theater May 25 — Milwaukee, WI — The Rave Bar May 26 — Chicago, IL — The Bottom Lounge May 27 — Cleveland, OH — Grog Shop May 28 — Grand Rapids, MI — Bled Fest @ Hartland PAC May 30 — Nashville, TN — 12th & Porter May 31 — Birmingham, AL — WorkPlay Theatre June 1 — New Orleans, LA — The Parish @ HOB June 3 — Houston, TX — Warehouse Live Studio June 4 — Dallas, TX — Granada Theater

“Smarter” video embed code:

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