Upcoming Shows

8/23: The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
9/14: Off Broadway - St. Louis, MO

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Alive Magazine Interview

Seth recently spilled his guts for an STL Music Sessions feature in Alive Magazine. Check it out here.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Press Blitz!

Holy cow: An interview with Seth on Speakers in Code, an interview with Matt for the Riverfront Times, and another interview with Seth (which is apparently a full-page article in Go!) for the Post-Dispatch, all online this morning. Oh, and our EP is currently sitting at #1 on the KDHX CMJ Top 30 charts! Whew.

And, today only, our whole EP will be streaming for free over on Tunespeak! There's still time to throw your hat in the ring for free tickets to the show, merch, seats, booze, and more.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Exclusive "World Record" Tunespeak Promotion

St. Louis! Win free tickets to the "World Record" release show at Off Broadway this Saturday (6/15) plus FREE Blind Eyes and Beth Bombara EPs, reserved balcony seats, and more!

Click here for more info. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

2013 Best Pop Band

A serious and heartfelt thank you to all who voted us 2013's "Best Pop Band" in the Riverfront Times Music awards! It's flattering and awesome, and we really appreciate it. Big thanks and congrats also to all the other amazing bands in our category. See you all in twenty-fourteen.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

STL Magazine Interview

Seth recently sat down and talked with STL Magazine about the band, the state of the music scene, and the upcoming EP and release show.

Check it out here!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

RFT Music Awards Write-Up

There's till time to vote the Blind Eyes for "Best Pop Band" in the 2013 RFT Music awards! Check out the official write-up on the band here:

The Blind Eyes
At this point in its career, the Blind Eyes has locked into a good consistency. The quartet continues to churn out song after song of pop-rock gold with hooks that stick. It is especially skilled at finding that sweet mid-tempo, swinging groove that you can actually dance to. The quick and dirty Strokes-with-Sinatra-singing descriptor remains fairly accurate, but it doesn't do justice to the depth of the group's arrangements, nor Andy White's bitchin' soloing, which cuts more loose and "wild" than either Strokes guitarist would. And Sinatra would never display the vulnerability that Seth Porter does in his songs, which often hide relatable themes of heartbreak and pain underneath his jubilant music. Based on what we've heard live, Blind Eyes' upcoming EP will sound familiar — the good kind of familiar, like a favorite shirt. Never change, Blind Eyes.
-Bob McMahon

"World Record" Cover Art

Here's a sneak-peek at the cover art for our new EP "World Record"! We will be releasing it on Saturday, June 15th at Off Broadway. Five songs for five bucks! Photo by Douglas Garfield.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lo-Fi Cherokee 2013

We had a great time participating in this year's Lo-Fi Cherokee event.   We recorded an acoustic version of "Now, Again" from our new EP with some help from our friends.  Check out the video here.  Thanks to Bill Streeter and his crew for their great work!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Free spin!

Check out "Hermetically Sealed" from "With a Bang", now on Spotify!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The RFT Music Showcase is fast upon us and we are happy to be nominated in the "Best Indie Rock" Category.  Come down to Washington Avenue on June 2 to hang out and if you have a minute, vote for us here

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

News You Can Use

Alright kids, we'll make this brief- we're loading up the van and heading south this coming weekend for our first ever trip to SXSW in Austin, where we'll be headlining the outdoor stage at Jovita's for the KDHX showcase on Saturday night! Exciting stuff. Stops on the way down include Springfield, MO on Thursday night and Fort Worth, TX on Friday- so if you're around, come say hello!

In other news, it was announced yesterday that we will be playing the Loufest lineup release party on April 3 at Plush along with Morning Teleportation (fresh off a tour with the Flaming Lips or something) that should be a lot of fun. Come out and see who's playing this year! We're on at 8:30, and it promises to be a blast.

New songs in the works, more shows coming up, etc. Dig it.


Friday, February 10, 2012

RFT "40 Best Releases Of 2011" Feature

"With A Bang" was named one of the 40 Best Releases of 2011 by the good people at the Riverfront Times. Read all about it here!

Blind Eyes | With A Bang

The Blind Eyes' With A Bang does not have to be as strong as it is. The band's sophomore album would be decent enough if Seth Porter were a less engaging vocalist with fewer grandiose Elvis Costello-ish leaps in his melodies, or if Kevin Schneider's bass lines merely parroted the guitar chords, or if drummer Matt Picker's dynamics were less driving. "Into The Breach" would still be an excellent rock song, even if Porter ended the chorus after repeating the title instead of sealing the deal singing "being fooled all the while!" with the exuberance of a second grader's solo at a school play. The band would be adequate if it chose to sound like The Strokes or Thin Lizzy or Ted Leo & The Pharmacists rather than cherry-picking from its influences to build a power pop Decepticon, or if it continued as a trio instead of adding Andy White on guitar to harden the rocking of its live shows. We might still be nerding out over the band at the end of the year if the group had made a good record. Luckily, The Blind Eyes made one that, months after digestion, is still damn near perfect.

Key Track: "The Nature Of The Beast"

Place You're Most Likely To Hear The Artist: In a perfect world, the opening credits of every coming-of-age PG-13 rated teen comedy ever made.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Blind Eyes PBS Arts Segment

PBS did a feature story on the band for their 2011 Fall Arts Festival series, and you can check it out here! Thanks to Angela Antkowiak for making it happen, plus Nick Aquisto for all the nice words. Thanks also to the set of Donnybrook for staring at us the whole time and making us feel inadequate.

"Modernity" 3rd Birthday Bash At Off Broadway!

Our debut album is almost 3, and we figured that was as good a reason as any to have a show! Off Broadway, 3/3 (get it?). We'll be handing out free "Modernity" download cards to the first 100 people in the door, the show is only $8, and our good friends Union Tree Review and Volcanoes are also on the bill! It'll be your last chance to see us in STL until probably June- May at the earliest- so be there.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

PAZZ & JOP 2011

We were very pleased to find ourselves on the list of winners of the Village Voice 2011 Pazz & Jop albums poll. With A Bang came in at a robust 419th place (that's behind Britney Spears but ahead of Kelly Clarkson for those keeping score at home). We assume our invitation to party with Michael Musto is forthcoming.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

End Of The Year Press Madness

Holy cow! “With A Bang” is officially the #1 played album on KDHX for 2011 in both the national and local categories, and has made more than one DJ top ten list. Additionally, Seth talks about recording the album in today’s issue of the RFT.

We owe an immense thank you to everyone in the local music community, from the bottom of our hearts, for being so supportive of our band and of this album. For real, we owe you all a drink. Or a decorative popcorn tin. You rock. See you on NYE and in 2012.

Seth, Matt, Kevin, and Andy

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"With A Bang" Release Show Prints Available

Euclid Records still has a few posters from our record release show available on their site. Done by the one and only Sleepy Kitty Arts, there were only 61 of these printed, and most of them are long since spoken for. Get one now!

St. Louis Beacon Interview

There's a new interview with Seth at the St. Louis Beacon, which we think turned out pretty darned spiffily. Go check it out, and don't forget to tune in to Channel 9 this Friday 10/21 for our exclusive segment for the PBS Arts Festival Series!

Monday, October 3, 2011

And Then There Were Four

We are very pleased to announce that guitarist Andy White will be joining our musical family. We strongly believe that Andy's exemplary musicianship, intimidating biceps, and van ownership will all be valuable assets to the band moving forward. So long as he can endure the brutal hazing coming has way, Andy will be making his Blind Eyes debut at Edwardsville's venerable Stagger Inn on October 22. Come welcome him and check out our new and improved live sound!

UPDATE: RFT interview! Dig it.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Blind Eyes News, September 29th

Stuff you need to know about:

-The band will be spinning records at The Royale on Friday, 9/30 from 10-close for the first ever Blind Eyes DJ spin. It's free. Come out!

-The Blind Eyes will be headlining the 3rd annual Midtown Alley Street Festival on Saturday, 10/1. We'll be playing at 10, and PBS will be there taping our set for a short documentary thing, so if you want to be immortalized on video, come on out! There's a cool blurb about it (and a nice little tBE write-up) on Metromix. Also free.

-A new "Local Music Spotlight" on the band is airing now on KDHX, but you can stream/download it here.

That's it. Seeya out there!