Free Music: Eli Young Band – Jet Black & Jealous (Autographed Copy)

Jim Malec | October 10th, 2008

Eli Young Band - Jet Black and Jealous

Jet Black & Jealous, the debut national release from road-tested Texans Eli Young Band, burst onto the Billboard Top Country Albums chart at #5, on the heels of their current single, the George Ducas/David Lee Murphy co-penned “Always The Love Songs.”

Last month, I spoke with Mile Eli, the band’s lead singer, in an exclusive interview for The 9513. Here’s what he had to say about Jet Black & Jealous:

“We’re extremely proud of this record. We feel like Jet Black & Jealous is more “us” than anything we’ve done so far. When we recorded most of [our previous album] Level, I wasn’t even old enough to drink yet. My understanding of life was probably extremely jaded. I feel like this record just has a very good grasp on life.”

We’d like to give you a chance to score one of three autographed copies of the album.

But while you’re trying to win some swag from your friends here at The 9513 and Universal Music Group, why not take a second to help spread the word about Eli Young Band? The group has been nominated at Yahoo! Music’s “Who’s Next: User’s Choice” contest, and the guys need your help. The band is facing off against artists like Innerpartysystem, Lenka, and Undead, so why not show some country pride and vote for a few of Denton, Texas’ favorite sons?

Voting is easy. Just click the image below.

Eli Young Band - Yahoo Music Whos Next

Here’s some choice critical feedback on Jet Black & Jealous:

“[D]espite some significant concessions to convention, Eli & Co. distinguish themselves from the radio pack with their less-is-more delivery and a songwriting approach based in simple, uncontrived observation.”
–Dan Milliken, Country Universe

“This isn’t country music in the tractor-driving, American flag-waving sense; it’s country music with pop production and rock muscle, and the album sounds its strongest while occupying the three-way intersection between those genres.”
–Andrew Leahey, Allmusic Guide/

“[The] group…works from a broader emotional and musical palette than most of its brethren, and one that knows its wily way around a hook—just check out “When It Rains,” one of the most irresistibly catchy singles to inexplicably stall outside the Top 30 lately.”
–Chris Neal, Country Weekly

Jet Black & Jealous tracklist:

1. “When It Rains”
2. “Always the Love Songs”
3. “Radio Waves”
4. “Enough Is Enough”
5. “Famous”
6. “Throw and Go”
7. “Guinevere”
8. “Get in the Car and Drive”
9. “Jet Black & Jealous”
10. “Mystery in the Making”
11. “How Should I Know”
12. “Home”

Rules for entering the sweepstakes:

  • Eli Young Band’s current single is called “Always The Love Songs.” To enter this contest, just leave a reply (comment) to this post telling us what your favorite love song is. It’s as simple as that.
  • You must use a valid email address so that we can contact you for shipping information if you win.
  • Winners will be selected using a random number generator.
  • All entries must be received by 11:59 PM (CST) on Sunday, October 19th.

And if you’re not one of our lucky winners, you can pick up a copy of the album for only $7.99 at iTunes:

Eli Young Band - iTunes

For more information on Eli Young Band, visit: Official Website | MySpace

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  1. SW
    October 10, 2008 at 8:26 am

    Even though it’s become a cliché, and is not a country song, my favorite love song is Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight.”

  2. Rainbow
    October 10, 2008 at 8:36 am

    One of my favourites right now is Martina McBride’s “Love Land”.

  3. Amazace
    October 10, 2008 at 8:38 am

    I’ve been a fan of Eli Young Bans since I first heard “Level”. I wish them the best. Just stay true to your Red Dirt Roots.

  4. Sam G.
    October 10, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Steve Earle’s “I’m Nothing Without You”.

  5. Kim
    October 10, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Journey’s Open Arms has always been one of my favorites. It gets me every time I hear it.

  6. mikeky
    October 10, 2008 at 10:31 am

    my favorite love song is ‘valentine’s day’ by steve earle OR ‘blood of eden’ by peter gabriel. it’s a tossup.

  7. Chris D.
    October 10, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Mine is “Love Song” by Sara Bareilles. It’s not a really a love song, but ti’s stall a great song.

  8. Cindy2
    October 10, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Pat Green’s “Three Days”. Anyone with a significant other that travels a lot can relate to that song!

  9. Rick
    October 10, 2008 at 11:42 am

    My favorite love song is J.R. and the Roadkill Choir’s “You’re Too Ugly To Be Cheatin’ On Me”! Or maybe its Unknown Hinson’s “Polly Urethane”! Or maybe is Mike Snider’s “Snuff Dipper”! Oh my heavens, this is a tough one…..(lol)

  10. Bobby
    October 10, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Having never really ever been in love, I can’t say that there’re too many love songs that really strike me. The one that probably gets me the most, though, is “Love, Me” by Collin Raye. The story’s been done a million times before, but the way Skip Ewing’s lyrics set it, added to Raye’s soft voice, really combine to create one of the best, if saddest, country songs out there. Furthermore, the song brings back memories of the first time I saw Collin Raye – quite possibly my first country concert ever – in late 1991 at a local bar (!) that no longer exists.

  11. Amazace
    October 10, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    An Unknown Hinson fan! Cool! eat somethin’!

  12. Dan Milliken
    October 10, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Hey, thanks for calling my review “choice”!

  13. doranmj
    October 11, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Gonna have to go with Trent Willmon’s ‘Island’

  14. frank
    October 11, 2008 at 11:46 am

    My favorite love song is “Making Memories Of Us” by Keith Urban.

  15. Amazace
    October 11, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Even though in the video, Urban leads you to believe he wrote the song, “Making Memories of Us” is by Rodney Crowell. One of the original versions by Crowell can be found on The Notorious Cherry Bombs CD. Urban covered it, as well as Tracy Byrd in 2003.

  16. KathyP
    October 11, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Don’t know if it’s inspite of or because of his voice…..Joe Cocker, “You are so Beautiful.”

  17. Ron
    October 14, 2008 at 9:44 am

    When i was younger, i thought “Silly Love Songs” was very clever. i remember listening to it on my AM transistor radio (WRKO), while delivering newspapers in my neighborhood.

  18. Mike
    October 15, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    I’ll go with Brad Paisley’s “She’s Everything.”

  19. cp
    October 18, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Love in An Elevator by Aerosmith

  20. Dylan
    October 19, 2008 at 1:00 am

    My favorite love song is “Austin” by Blake Shelton.


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