Piebald All Ears, All Eyes, All The Time on Colored LP
Piebald’s 2004 LP All Ears, All Eyes, All The Time and their final album, 2007’s Accidental Gentlemen (both originally released via Side One Dummy) are getting the colored vinyl treatment courtesy of Shop Radio Cast.
Stones, Hendrix, and Tom Petty to legendary indie-rockers like Weezer, the Pixies, Dinosaur Jr.. Pavement, Superchunk, and Spoon to even left-of-center rap acts like A Tribe Called Quest, All Ears, All Eyes, All The Time is a record that ventures far beyond the cliched constraints of the "emo" pigeonhole in which Piebald is so often mistakenly placed (note the jaunty piano romp "Part Of Your Body Is Made Out Of Rock," the dream-rock sea-shanty "All Senses Lost," or the twee, Shins-like powerpop of "Giving Cup").
Says Travis Shettel of Piebald's all-encompassing musical styles, "We don't really feel we're an emo band; we're really more just like hippies that use distortion! Most of the time we're put in a category with emo bands, but we don't really hear the real connection. So we don't like that we're called that but then again, we don't really like that any band is called that."
Although All Ears, All Eyes, All The Time was produced by Paul Q. Kolderie (Cave-In, Dinosaur Jr., fireHOSE, Hole, Pixies, Radiohead), Piebald were admittedly still worried about whether they could top their previous landmark effort, We Are The Only Friends We Have.
"You always want to like your new record more and feel that it's better than your last one, otherwise you wouldn't want to put it out," says Travis. "But Paul was really excited about the new songs, and all the people at the studio were excited, and it felt like we were on the right track, even though we didn't know for sure. And in the end, I think we at least did comparably musically. You still get what you need from a Piebald record. It's different, but you still get sufficiently rocked."
Piebald All Ears, All Eyes, All The Time Track Listing:
1. The Benefits Of Ice Cream
2. Present Tense
3. Human Taste Test
4. The Jealous Guy Blues
5. All Senses Interlude
6. Haven't Tried It
7. Giving Cup
8. Par Of Your Body Is Made Out Of Rock
9. The Song That Launched A Thousand Ships
10. Put Your Slippers On Instead
11. Get Old Or Die Young
12. New Boston Interlude
13. All Senses Lost
14. The Six Eighter
15. All Sense Is Lost Postitude