eddy dyer

eddy dyer

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

"This is amazing music!" - Kramer (1995 "Producer Of The Year" - Rolling Stone)

Biography

Rootsucker Records announces the release of “…Into Doves Of Grey”, the latest offering from songsmith Eddy Dyer. Recorded over July 4th weekend in 2007 by Kevin Kandel at Near The Portal Studios, “…Into Doves Of Grey” is a return to the solo-acoustic format of 1999’s “Explosion Alone”, only this time mixed and mastered by Kramer, the legendary innovator behind Daniel Johnston, Galaxy 500, Low, and 1995 “Producer Of The Year” (Rolling Stone Magazine).

With thirteen original tracks augmented by a blistering interpretation of (fellow Kramer alumni) Sonic Youth’s “Mote”, “…Into Doves Of Grey” is laden with themes of spirituality, from scathing rants on religious dogma (“Snakes Out Of Boston”, “Jesus Christ”), to candid reflections on the human condition (“Jennifer”, “Song For Jamie”), to abstract but potent pagan imagery (“God’s Baby Sister” and the album’s first single, “Deep Dark Night”).

The quirky title has roots in the writings of renowned novelist and fellow Lowell native Jack Kerouac – as Dyer explains;

“I think it was in Dr. Sax…anyway I remember reading about a great serpent getting ready to swallow the world, and at the last minute it dissolved into millions of grey doves – that always stuck with me, how, individually we aren’t evil at all, just imperfect – the real evil happens when we form into these big, unthinking entities.”

BACKGROUND

Eddy Dyer released his debut album, Explosion Alone, on Boston’s That Promising Seadog Media label in 1999, an intricate landscape of sound combining blues, folk, and Beat poetry with the spare, psychedelic sounds of Syd Barrett's solo work.
His second album, 'BUTTERFLY MEDICINE', released in 2001 on Smokin Moon Records, showcased Dyer's sense of dark whimsy, born of Brian Wilson and The Flaming Lips...
In 2004, Eddy released 'Eddy Dyer and The Walking Shoe Revival', featuring Eddy's most prolific collection of songs to date…
Currently at work on the follow-up to that album with longtime producer Jeff Hall, Dyer is collaborating with guitarist Earl Slick (Bowie, John Lennon fame), and legendary avant-garde jazz pianist Mike Garson (also of Bowie fame, not to mention Stan Getz, Stanley Clark, Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins and most recently The Polyophonic Spree).

Lyrics

Who's Stirring Now?

Written By: eddy dyer

Clockwork and harmonies hide
in the sidewalks and voices outside
we hear
the currents flow with short hellos

The lights on her face start to fall
when you mention the matter at all
we hear
are hollow highs and long goodbyes

And who's stirring now
but for me and the alien
who scans the sky
for the lighthouse, shining?

Her song sails you far from the shore
calling you to evermore and more
we hear
the wires hum with what's to come

Half tunes, mosaic, resound
calling you to where the ground
is moving
in secret sights you find the light

And who's stirring now
but for me and the alien
who scans the sky
for the lighthouse, shining?

copyright 2006 eddy dyer

from the upcoming album
"Teardrops Made Of Melted Crayon"

lead vocals - Van Lawton

Found Myself By The River

Written By: eddy dyer

Talk about the day you had it all...
keep thinking big, whatever you do
when actions and reactions are the only norm,
listen...

Found myself by the river
'cuz i got nowhere else to be
cut up on a piece of mirror,
found myself wishin' you were me

Morning traffic keeps humming along,
bridge is singing too
today my baby said she's moving on
so i ain't got shit to do...

But i could be a real fat cat if i only had a dime
i'd call the papers and i'd tell'em al about the chills running down my spine...

Gonna buy a suitcase, gonna fill it up with dollar bills
ain't gonna find a new face
in a bottle of happy pills

Throwing up my bag of sins on my back and
hopping onto Heaven's train
pulling out the ace with my plastic face
just to keep out the acid rain...

copyright 1999 eddy dyer

from the album "Explosion Alone"

Discography

2008 - "...Into Doves Of Grey"
2005- "Eddy Dyer and The Walking Shoe Revival"
2002- "Butterfly Medicine"
1999- "Explosion Alone"

coming in 2007;

Eddy Dyer and The Walking Shoe Revival - "Teardrops Made of Melted Crayon"

Eddy Dyer - "Jupiter's War"

Set List

EDDY DYER AND THE WALKING SHOE REVIVAL ;

original songs number somewhere in the 30's these days...
covers include The Beatles, Prince, The Talbot Brothers, Pink Floyd, The Association, Lou Reed, The Commodores, Cassandra Wilson, Blur and Black Sabbath.

SOLO ACOUSTIC;

upwards of 60 original songs,
covers number somewhere in the hundreds; chiefly popular music between 1962-2006.