VOLUME

by The Eyebrows

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    Limited edition, 12" vinyl version of our latest album, VOLUME. Pressed on translucent yellow vinyl. Includes an inner jacket with a photo of the band and lyrics sheet.

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"...it fills a longtime industry void where such efforts have been all but missing for too long now, it’s some of the best 2018 has so far produced." - Mindy McCall, No Depression

"The 10-track Volume was produced by North Carolina legend Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Pavement, Helium), and it displays a pretty comprehensive knowledge of the indie/college/whatever rock that’s come before it. “Avocado” is one of the standouts, and it finally answers the age-old question about what it would it sound like if the Pixies and King Missile (kids, ask your great-grandparents) jammed in the B-52s’ garage." - Magnet Magazine

"The Big Takeover premieres “Suicide Love”, a dreamier cut off the LP that flows with lush, bittersweet regret. Plush, spiraling guitar lines, rich synths, and scintillating cymbals crash wash over Garrigan’s drawn out vocal exclamations." - The Big Takeover

"...writing “Volume” was more of an escape than an act of catharsis." ; "Most of the songs on “Volume” do swing with a Cars-meets-B-52s-meets-Matthew Sweet kind of quirkiness. Famed N.C. producer Mitch Easter’s production adds a welcome layer of weirdness to the mix at times, whether it’s on Garrigan’s reverb-heavy vocals on “Avocado” or the shoegaze haze of “Suicide Love.” - The Charlotte Observer, Courtney Devores

"The Charlotte trio has completed their latest album Volume, ten punchy and emotional tunes that recall the snarky smarts and wiry grooves of new wave performers like Nick Lowe and Athens, Georgia's Pylon." - Creative Loafing Charlotte, Pat Moran

"If you seem to always be on a search for bands who come across sounding inspired and real, you're almost certain to get a major kick out of Volume. Played with true passion and style, these are songs that will inspire a whole new generation of underground pop/rock fanatics. Kickass cuts include "Red Dress," "Not the Same," "She Can't Stand Me," and "Tonight's Your Night." Recommended. Top pick."- Baby Sue

"There’s a deliberately uncomfortable, edgy vibe to the Eyebrows’ songs that will likely make the listener of a certain age think of the B-52’s (the silly, unhinged “Avocado”) crossed with Robert Fripp’s League of Gentlemen. Unlike the happy-face pose struck by far too many powerpop acts, this group has a slightly (but not too) menacing undertone to their musical approach. The lyrics hold up to scrutiny (they’re even printed on the inner sleeve!) and the trio rocks." - MusoScribe, Bill Kopp

"Volume, the debut release from Charlotte, NC trio The Eyebrows just might be one of the best albums released this year. From start to finish Volume drips with attitude, passion and swagger" - Step Inside This House

"Frontman Jay Garrigan has a strong set of pipes on him, and the music isn’t anything to sneeze at either, and finds itself somewhere between syrupy sweetness of Cheap Trick and the rugged alt-rock of Pixies." - New Noise, Tom Haugen

"Volume demonstrates The Eyebrows’ eclectic approach, eschewing a singular sound for a combination of styles rife with yummy retro flavors. This is an excellent album worth listening to over and over." - Blog Critics, Randall Radic (published several other places via syndication...) 

“THE EYEBROWS/Volume: Producer Mitch Easter dusts off the controls and takes this band back to the days when alt sounded vaguely like Byrds. In that pre-grunge element before angst ruled the roost, jangly guitars showed they never went out of style. When paired with edgy lyrics and the proper attitude, the mix reminds you what it is to be young. That’s the heady brew on tap here.” – Midwest Record

“The Eyebrows aren’t just some weird surfy band, they can really turn up the volume. The chorus has a dirty hard-rock sound that shows the band can you hit you on multiple
fronts.” – Surviving the Golden Age

"Charlotte's The Eyebrows announced their debut EP Volume available August 31 and delivered the single of dangerous entanglements with the grandiose Suicide Love" - Week in Pop

"‘Volume’ is a testament to creativity, experimentation, great lyrics and a distinctly cool voice (courtesy of Jay Garrigan). They take just as much influence from a band like the Pixies as they do from the great Southeast bands of the ‘80s (everyone from R.E.M. at their quirkiest to the dB’s). All crammed through their own distinctive musical filter. - Innocent Words Magazine & Records

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released August 31, 2018

The Eyebrows are Jay Garrigan, Shawn Lynch, and Darrin Gray with Jon Lock. All words and music by Jay Garrigan. Recorded and mixed by Mitch Easter. Mastered by Greg Calbi.

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Track Name: Red Dress
Sail the night July oh-four
Waves of bliss I never knew…
Midnight lips, turn me round
Fiery sky, drown my head

I know, I’m furthest from the best
You’re a bright star under duress
I liked you best, dancing in a red dress

Gazing lightly, but not at you
Your lyric I never knew…
Wishing on a dark star
Spin my records on his decks…

I ran to where you liked it best
Someone else was under your dress
Reigning a hateful sky of red mess

I know, I’m furthest from the best
You’re a bright star under duress
I loved you best, dancing in a red dress
Track Name: Not The Same
Turn the camera on yourself
‘Cause that’s all you see (and by the way…)
A wandering, unsteady eye
And a bitter glass of whiskey
Calls back those lonely nights
Where we found we’re not the same
But you set me aflame

Smooth silver points of light
On the quiet breast of your sea
Calls back those lonely nights
Where we woke from a heavy dream

Calls back those lonely nights
Where we found we’re not the same
With fumes of gasoline
And the wicked curl of this world

With fumes of gasoline
Where we found we’re not the same
With fumes of gasoline
And the wicked curl of this world
Track Name: It Comes Down Hard
What’s up ya bad mutha gonna slap ya on the hand….
Think you big trick, but you not a good man
The skies grow dark with your evil plan

Stupid got a head full of broken glass and rocks
Use the city worker and the piss-off local cops
The skies grow dark when you circle the block

Creepy mother-f-in’ peepen’ Tom
I caught you lookin’ at my girl uh-huh

Nothing gonna stop ya till ya piss off the weight of the world, mmm hm
It comes down hard
It comes down hard

‘Cause everyday you wake up say “I’m gonna win…”
“Gonna pull a fast one on poor old Mrs. Finn…”
She just had a stroke, but she never learned to swim
You just cost her about 500 bucks
‘Cause she’s got a car that’s up on blocks

Nothings gonna stop ya till ya piss off the weight of the world, mmm hm
It comes down hard
It comes down hard
It comes down
It comes down
Track Name: I Feel Unloved
Is that all you can do?
Love me ‘till I’m black and blue
But don’t turn your back when you look away
I’m winded and I’m on the run

Some say that love is free
That’s messy chivalry
‘Cause no one can escape from this gravity
It pulls us down through the floor

You’re not the one who keeps me up tonight
You’re not the one who lies awake
You’re not the one who feels the gloom
But you’re the reason I feel unloved
I feel unloved

Down south there was a ramblin’ bit of fuzz
And the devil, who had eyes for you
‘Cause riddles come up in threes

You’re not the one who keeps me up tonight
You’re not the one who lies awake
You’re not the one who feels the doom
But you’re the reason I feel unloved

You’re not the one who keeps me up tonight
You’re not the one who loathes awake
You’re not the one who feels the gloom
But you’re the reason I feel unloved
You’re not the one who keeps me up tonight
You’re not the one who lies awake
You’re not the one who fears the gloom
But you’re the reason I feel unloved
I feel unloved
I feel unloved
Track Name: Avocado
I was looking for evidence
You broke my gheart
You put it in the refrigerator
It turned all black and mushy like an Avocado

A VA CA DO

It’s always on my mind
I wanna get some
You’re always on my mind
I’m gonna get some
GWAK!

I was falling
The Earth kept hitting me in the face
I landed next to you my soft, sweet avocado

A VA CA DO

It’s always on my mind
I wanna get some
You’re always on my
I wanna get some
GWAK! GWAK!

A VA CA DO
Track Name: Suicide Love
Suicide Love, when you’ve got nothing left to give
Like Nero burning Rome
The city’s on fire, but so were you
Gonna turn you on
Distant lights glowing red
Suicide Love

Your Suicide Love
Your Suicide Love

Suicide Love, you’re like lightning
Strike my head
Like a jagged line
This night’s on fire, but so were you
Gonna take you home
Turn down the lights
But what’s in your head?
Suicide Love

Suicide Love
Your Suicide Love

Darkness hums, sings for your spark
Show you the way, the window to your heart
You’re the star of our Suicide Love

Suicide Love
Suicide Love
Suicide Love
Track Name: She Can't Stand Me
In late July, you decide to head out for the West
Where fresh love blooms and darkness looms where the sun sets
Her summer’s fall I don’t recall, or even stole your ring
Just a taste of lips and face
You laid there ‘till the Spring
Where shadows buzz and sting…

A pillow case across my face
She couldn’t stand my lies
With knife and hearse and lips burst
She cursed on through the night
506 where ya got your kick
Until things went awry
Set up your feast; devour your beast
‘Cause ya want to slice my eyes
Just to hear me say…. Ahhhh! Ahhhhh! Ahhhhh?

Windows of hate and lock your fate
Until things went awry
Torrid beast devour your feast
‘Cause ya want to slice my eyes
Just to hear me say… Ahhhh! Ahhhh! Ahhhhh?

Change of pace and lost our faith
The ugliness inside
It’s gonna be a buzzy spring
‘Cause you can’t stand me
‘Cause you can’t stand me
‘Cause you can’t stand me
Track Name: Pent Up Things That Die In The Light
When I wake, when I sleep…
I picture you looking at the rising sun
Through the strands of a willow tree
Through the ice that melts in the morning

These pent up things that die in the light
Maybe they’ll go away in the warmer sun?
When you felt November’s touch pull you away
I’ll sing this note ‘till you can fall in love

Everyday, I stop and wonder… why I longed for you?
Remember the day when you… stepped on me
(And I dream of you walking)

These pent up things that die in the light
Maybe they’ll go away with the warmer sun?
When you felt November’s touch pull you away
I’ll sing this note ‘till you can fall in love

These pent up things that die in the light
Maybe they’ll go away with the warmer sun?
When you felt November’s touch pull you away
I’ll sing this note ‘till you can fall in love
Track Name: The Sun
You live where it’s cold
And the fish
Don’t like the water
Swimming in your sea

Because the sun will kill us all
Kill us all
Because the sun will kill us all

Let a thorn of red want loves dread
You twinkling eye
Is this the end… when I leave.?

Because the sun will kill us all
Kill us all
Because the sun will kill us all
Because the sun will kill us all

Just want to wake up with you
Spend the rest of my life with you
Just want to wake up with you
Spend the rest of my life with you

Because the sun will kill us all
Kill us all
Because the sun will kill us all

Just want to wake up with you
Spend the rest of my life with you
Just want to wake up…
Track Name: Tonight's Your Night
Oh. You wander from the middle
Till you know your seeds have unfold

So what could you say to make things all right?
You win, good bye, tonight’s your night

Come. You’ll love me in the morning.
Evening though you hate me right now.

So what could you say to make things all right?
You win, good bye, tonight’s your night
So what could you say to make things all right?
You win, good bye, tonight’s your night

You win, don’t want to start a fight…

So what could you say to make things all right?
You win, good bye, tonight’s your night
So what could you say to make things all right?
You win, good bye, tonight’s your night…

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