Eisenhower (album)

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Eisenhower
Studio album by The Slip
Released November 7, 2006 (2006-11-07)
Genre Indie rock, jazz fusion
Label Bar/None
Producer Matthew Ellard
The Slip chronology
Live at Lupo's 6/12/04
(2005)
Eisenhower
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Exclaim! (unfavorable)[2]
Vanity Fair (favorable)[3]

Eisenhower is the fourth studio album and eighth album overall by American indie rock band The Slip. It was released November 7, 2006 on Bar/None Records. It was produced by The Slip and Matthew Ellard (who has also produced for Elliott Smith and Billy Bragg and Wilco) and engineered by Drew Malamud (Stars, Metric).

The album represents a departure for the Boston band, going from their previous jazz-fused to sound to a more streamlined, indie rock sound. It features contributions from Japanese singer Ua, and Chris Seligman from the Canadian indie band Stars.

The song "Even Rats" was featured in the PlayStation 2 video game Guitar Hero. Live versions of "Children of December" and "If One of Us Should Fall" were previously released on Live at Lupo's 6/12/04, and another live version of the latter was on Alivelectric. "Children of December" and "Even Rats" were released for the Rock Band video game series through the Rock Band Network on March 4, 2010.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Children of December" – 4:49
  2. "Even Rats" – 5:33
  3. "If One of Us Should Fall" – 5:26
  4. "Airplane/Primitive" – 6:55
  5. "Suffocation Keep" – 5:21
  6. "First Panda in Space" – 2:20
  7. "The Soft Machine" – 4:21
  8. "Life in Disguise" – 3:45
  9. "Mothwing Bite" – 3:29
  10. "The Original Blue Air" – 2:24
  11. "Paper Birds" – 8:19

Japanese bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Airplane/Primitive (feat. UA)"
  2. "Airplane/Primitive (feat. UA)" *Radio Edit
  3. "Lonely Boy"

Credits[edit]

The Slip[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Gabri Athayde – cello
  • Grayson Farmer – flugelhorn
  • Nellie Fleischner – vocals
  • Rosie Kirincic – vocals
  • Chris Seligman – French horn
  • Isaac Taylor – vocals

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Matthew Ellard – producer, engineer, mixing
  • John Frattalone – management
  • Drew Malamud – engineer, mixing
  • Mister Thecake – design, layout design
  • Perry Serpa – publicity
  • The Slip – producers
  • Kristen Smith – assistant
  • Matt Tahaney – assistant
  • Andy VanDette – mastering

References[edit]