, the latest album from Texas quintet Eisley - made up of three sisters, a brother and a cousin - sounds a bit more dramatic than the earlier material in the band's catalog. The album's songs move farther up the dial of atmospheric pop rock, eschewing popular electronic elements in favor of a few orchestral flourishes - creepy organ notes, reverberating crescendos and sirenlike vocalizations from lead singer Stacy King.
As the title suggests, there's a sea theme throughout - and it's not just because Eisley has songs with names like "Drink the Water" and "Blue Fish." The whole thing sounds eerily subaqueous, like someone commissioned the band to create the soundtrack for an adult remake of The Little Mermaid
. Let's hope that's the theme of Eisley's tour, too.