However, the band went on tour with Dupree-Bemis' husband's band Say Anything that fall and released the Fire Kite E. They played SXSW that year and in late spring and early summer, the band did a small headlining tour called The Mild Mild Midwest tour up to Cornerstone Music Festival. The Valley was met with generally positive reviews.
Sputnikmusic and, to the band's surprise, Absolute Punk both gave the album a rating of 90, commenting on the band's vocal style and the instrumentation being different from previous albums. However, Under The Radar had mixed reviews, but commented on the tunes being enjoyable as well as the Dupree sister's voices being thrilling.
On June 10, they performed a sold out show at The Troubadour in California.
The recording of The Troubadour show was to be released as a live DVD, however, the band was not pleased with the footage or audio so nothing ever came of it.
At Brewtones, the band played with many other acts such as Ester Drang, Midlake, Waterdeep, and others.
The band played numerous weekend shows at the venue until they became too busy with other opportunities.
During the recording process, the band did a few one off shows.
Notably, they performed a benefit with the Seattle Symphony with Mateo Messina in 2008 and headlining a show at Baylor University in spring of 2009, their first real show since the end of their Combinations tour.
In June 2011, after finishing their first headlining tour for The Valley, the band announced plans on Twitter and tumblr of recording a new EP in August.At this time, relationships with their label was not at the best, and the band's personal lives were getting back into control.However, at the urging of their good friend and A&R, Eisley went back into the studio in later 2008 to record their third album.In September 2007, Eisley went on tour to support Mutemath. This EP contained the two B-sides for Combinations as well as an unreleased track from Room Noises, titled "Sun Feet." In spring of 2008, Eisley headlined the only main tour that would be done in support of Combinations. They spent a couple months in late 2007 opening accounts for Mutemath around the country and then in the Spring and early Summer of 2008 they headlined their own cross-continent finance tour in support of their latest release, Combinations, with openers including The Envy Corps (who had to leave mid-tour due to an envious European tour), Vedera and The Myriad.On December 18, 2007, the band released the Like the Actors E. Eisley has also played a number of individual shows.
In October and November 2005, Eisley went on tour with Switchfoot as openers.