Eisley have proven themselves to be a consistent staple in the scene for the past 20 years. In that time, the band has gone through several lineup changes, resulting in their current state, with Sherri DuPree-Bemis now acting as the only singer. It's a daunting thing to take on, but at the same time incredibly exciting. The desire to forge toward something new is palpable on new album I'm Only Dreaming.

Listening to the record, it's clear that DuPree-Bemis has taken the new challenge in stride. The rest of the band doesn't waste any time incorporating new sounds either. On "Sparking," a faint trip-hop beat flows through the undercurrent, while DuPree-Bemis' voice floats above. Will Yip's production is clear and a great direction for the band; their usual indie-pop dips into waters of spacier music on tracks like "You Are Mine." Throughout the record, DuPree-Bemis doesn't shoulder the vocal duties alone, as she's joined by the likes of Anthony Green of Saosin and Circa Survive, as well as her husband, Say Anything frontman Max Bemis. Her voice can easily keep up with Green's register, both vocalists swirling together to generate sweet feelings of bliss and beauty. Plus, any collaboration with Max is a surefire hit to the feels.

I'm Only Dreaming on the whole is a reminder that Eisley never left the table. Despite lineup changes, they continue to find ways to make their music more poignant. Fun songs are treated with the same care and affection as the more emotional offerings, combining both elements into something new. This is an album full of beautiful and delicate power.

Hear the full album below, and pre-order I'm Only Dreaming before it's out Friday on Equal Vision.

Feb. 16 — Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Upstairs
Feb. 17 — Dallas, TX @ House of Blues – Cambridge Room
Feb. 18 — Waco, TX @ Common Grounds
Feb. 20 — Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
Feb. 21 — Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
Feb. 22 — Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle – Back Room
Feb. 23 — Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
Feb. 24 — Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Feb. 25 — Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
Feb. 26 — Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun – Wolf Den
Feb. 27 — New York, NY @ Webster Hall – Studio
Feb. 28 — Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Mar. 2 — South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Mar. 3 — Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
Mar. 4 — Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room – Studio
Mar. 5 — Pittsburgh, PA @ The Club at Stage AE
Mar. 6 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
Mar. 8 — Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Mar. 9 — Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Mar. 10 — Detroit, MI @ Shelter
Mar. 11 — Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Mar. 12 — Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
Mar. 13 — Indianapolis, IN @ The HiFi
Mar. 15 — Austin, TX @ SXSW - Central Presbyterian Church
Mar. 19 — Greeley, CO @ Moxi Theater
Mar. 20 — Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
Mar. 22 — Portland, OR @ Star Theater
Mar. 23 — Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Mar. 25 — San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Mar. 27 — Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Mar. 28 — San Diego, CA @ House of Blues – Voodoo Room
Mar. 29 — Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues – The Parish
Mar. 30 — Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
(all dates with Civilian and Backup Dancer)