Upcoming Shows

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

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Pictures Posted Online

We just posted a bunch of pictures from our upper midwest jaunt from over the summer! Go check them out... Also, if you haven't had a chance to read the accompanying tour diary Seth wrote for the RFT chronicling the journey, we'd suggest you do that as well.

It's like reading Led Zeppelin's Hammer of the Gods biography, except minus the huge crowds of adoring fans, private plane, abundant drug use, and trips to Bombay to record street music on primitive tape recorders.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

RFT Names "Modernity" Top Release Of 2009

Wow! Thanks to the RFT for naming Modernity as one of the top ten local releases of 2009! We are truly honored. Look for the follow-up in 2010!

In addition, you can now download the RFT's Local St. Louis Year-End MP3 Mix Tape, which includes The Blind Eyes' January! Plenty of other amazing bands are included (So Many Dynamos, Helium Tapes, Old Lights, and lots more), and it's FREE, so what're you waiting for?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Holiday Gift From The Blind Eyes

Hello Friends,

As a token of our appreciation for making 2009 the best year in our band's brief history and in an effort to join Wilson Phillips, Wham!, and Mariah Carey in the canon of Christmas classics, we would like to humbly offer you, as a free download, "Christmas AM Gold" We recorded this song at Firebrand Recording in 2008 and it originally appeared on A Very Bert Dax Christmas Volume 7.

Thanks again for all of your support this year and don't forget that Modernity is available for purchase from Amazon and iTunes. It makes a great gift! (Do mp3s make great gifts? Perhaps not. The cd is available in St. Louis area record stores.) Hope you have a great holiday season and we'll see you in 2010.

The Blind Eyes

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Monday, November 30, 2009

New Album Coming In 2010

Well kids, we're done playing shows for the year. The band will be taking the rest of December and most of January off to finish writing the next album. We'll be heading back in to Firebrand Recording (where else?) to record it and are shooting for a (cautiously optimistic) release date of early summer 2010. We'll be back playing shows locally in February and heading back on tour(s) throughout spring and summer. Thanks to everyone for making 2009 the raddest year in history and we look forward to rocking your collective socks off even more next year.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Some Recent Press Clippings

Here is a great article from Metromix about this Saturday's show at Off Broadway! Check out the post below for more details. Hope to see you there!

Seth gets a mention in the RFT's "In The Studio" feature on the Livers.

Monday, November 16, 2009

This Saturday At Off Broadway

Oh yeah, did we mention we're opening up the Hibernauts record release show this coming Saturday the 21st? Did we mention our good friends Gentleman Auction House are also on the bill? Did we mention that you'd be a fool to miss it?

Firebrand Showcase Recap

A huge thanks is owed to the gigantic crowd that came out and packed Cicero's for the first ever Firebrand Recording Showcase! The whole night was a total blast, the other bands were amazing (thanks also the the Livers, the Humanoids and Kentucky Knife Fight for playing) and everyone had a super fun time.

Here are some pics from the monster supergroup jam at the end of the night. Yes, we were playing "Don't Bring Me Down" by Electric Light Orchestra. What can we say: if you missed it, you missed out. We're doing it again next year so plan accordingly! More pics and video of the event coming soon.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

An Open Letter To St. Louis Rock Fanatics

Dear Friends,

In an effort to better serve you, we have compiled a list of important reasons for you to attend Saturday night's Firebrand Recording Showcase at Cicero's.

1. We'll make you feel guilty if you don't come! Firebrand Recording has been an important part of the local music community, working on albums from local favorites including the 75s, Strawfoot, Fattback, Sex Robots, Bootz Orchestra, Cross Examination, and Pat Sajak Assassins in addition to all of the bands on Saturday's bill. They always go above and beyond the call of duty, and Saturday's show is our [the bands] way of saying thanks for all the great work.

2. There will be an amazing top-secret supergroup musical superperformance that will melt your face off! Like, seriously, you should bring a welding mask. We practiced and everything.

3. Sweet Merch Giveawayz! The price of entry and your willingness to write your name on a scrap of paper gives you a chance to win a monster haul of goodies from from Firebrand Recording and the bands who have recorded there.

4. Award winners! Kentucky Knife Fight was the winner of the "Album of the Year" in the RFT Music Awards. The Humanoids were named "Best Punk Band" in the RFT's Best of STL issue. The Blind Eyes were named "Best Pop Band" and Seth Porter voted "Best Male Vocalist" in that same issue. The Livers never win anything but the hearts of anyone with the good fortune to see them play. We may make them a trophy so they don't feel too bad. You won't find a more decorated bill all weekend.

5. If things go well in the next five days, we will be debuting a new song. You should come to this show so when said song reaches #1 on the charts, you can brag about how you were there the first time we ever played it.

6. We were going to make it 10, but we feel like we're losing your attention. Anyway, please come out if you can.


The Blind Eyes
The Livers
Kentucky Knife Fight
The Humanoids
Cicero's, Saturday November 14
$8 (11 for the youngsters)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Next Saturday At Cicero's!

Check out the poster for next Saturday's Firebrand Recording Showcase! Seeya at the show!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Modernity Now Available On Amazon

The Blind Eyes' debut album Modernity is now available for purchase at Amazon!

Firebrand Recording Showcase Update

Hey all! Just a reminder- the Firebrand Recording Showcase at Cicero's is only a couple of weeks away! Featuring the Blind Eyes, the Livers, Kentucky Knife Fight & the Humanoids- all bands that have recorded their respective albums within the hallowed walls of Firebrand Recording.

This show is not to be missed! All the proceeds go to benefit the studio. There will album and t-shirt giveaways and other good stuff. The show is basically all-ages (16+) and pretty damn cheap ($8) to boot! Seeya there!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Post-Rockist Show Blurb

A little blurb about last Saturday's show on Post-Rockist. Hey, it ain't much, but news is news.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Photos From Off Broadway, October 17

Check out some pics from Saturday's show at Off Broadway, available here on our Myspace page. Big thanks to Gentleman Auction House, the Safes, Beth Bombara, New Belgium Brewing (for sponsoring the show), Mayor Slay for the sweet tweet, and above all the huge crowd that came out! See you all on November 14th!

St. Louis Mayor Tweets About The Blind Eyes

Wow! From St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay's Twitter feed on Saturday:

MayorSlay: The Blind Eyes (whose lead singer's gf is roller derby's Mayor Francis Slayer) play Off Broadway tonight at 9pm.

I think I can say with certainty that no band any of us has ever been in has recieved a Mayoral endorsement before. Next up: key to the city?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Urbana Illinois Tonight

The Blind Eyes are in Urbana, IL TONIGHT at Courtyard Cafe w/ Times New Viking (Matador Records) and the Safes! Doors at 7, show at 7:30! The whole shebang is over by 11 so come out early and stay out, er, sorta late-ish.

Times New Viking w/ the Blind Eyes & the Safes
Friday, October 16th
Courtyard Cafe/Illini Union
1401 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Modernity Gets Some Press

...But not the kind you're used to. Apparently, some people in the design community with exceptionally awesome taste have taken note of the packaging we used for the album! Here's a little blurb about it on Pressing Letters. The bottom line: when you purchase Modernity, you're not only getting a great album- you're getting a work of art.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Blind Eyes Tour Diary

Ever wanted to know what life on the road with The Blind Eyes is like? Well, here's your chance- the tour diary from our recent upper-midwest jaunt has been posted online at the Riverfront Times website (courtesy of Annie Zaleski/A to Z). Read all about the good times, the bad times, the blood, sweat, and tears. Enjoy!

October 16th And 17th

Next Saturday October 17th!

Get there early! Stay there late!

Also, to our Illinois friends, don't forget we're playing Friday the 16th in Champaign-Urbana at Courtyard Cafe with Times New Viking (Matador) and the Safes!

Monday, October 5, 2009

WLUW Chicago Interview Available Online

Did you miss the Blind Eyes live interview/record spin on WLUW Chicago this past Friday? Worry not, the whole thing is downloadable here!

Thanks again to Di and Razor for having us on! More pics plus tour diary coming soon!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Blind Eyes- Best Pop Band 2009

The Blind Eyes are honored to have been named "Best Pop Band" in the 2009 Riverfront Times "Best of St. Louis" issue!

In additon, Seth Porter was tied for the nomination of "Best Male Vocalist" in the Readers Choice portion of the poll! See that in the print version of the RFT.

Thanks to all of you for making it happen!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Radio Free Chicago- October 2nd

The Blind Eyes will be doing a live interview and spinning tunes from Modernity on the Razor and Die Show- WLUW 88.7 Chicago on Friday, October 2nd at 4:30- Why? Because we're playing Chicago at Cal's on 10/3!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Modernity Now Available On Itunes!

What're you waiting for? Go download it!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

October Update

Finalized dates and venues for our October mini-tour with the Safes!

Oct 1 The Borg Ward, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (w/ the Safes, Reckless Hearts, Mechanics of Romance)
Oct 2 The Wisco, Madison, Wisconsin (w/ the Safes, the Hussy)
Oct 3 Cal’s, Chicago, Illinois (w/ the Safes, the Blackbelts)
Oct 16 Courtyard Cafe, Champaign Urbana, Illinois (w/ the Safes, Times New Viking)
Oct 17 Off Broadway, Saint Louis, Missouri (w/ the Safes, Gentleman Auction House, Beth Bombara)

Seeya there!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Modernity Now Available Online At CD Baby

The Blind Eyes debut album "Modernity" is now available for download and purchase online at CD Baby! Looking for individual tracks? Download 'em for a mere 99 cents each! The album will be available soon on iTunes, Amazon, and more!

Photos From The LOT Music Festival

See some pics from the Blind Eyes' appearance at the 2009 LOT Music Festival here! Thanks again to Abby and all the people at MSTL for having us! Also thanks to Jason Stoff for taking these excellent shots.

Kevin proves he is cooler than you.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pics From Show-Me St. Louis

Here are a few pics from yesterday's appearance on Show-Me St. Louis! Thanks to Abby Schwartz from the Lot, all the folks at KSDK, and of course Kat Kissick for snapping these! Check out the video here while it's available.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Blind Eyes On Show-Me St. Louis - This Friday!

We'll be making our first TV appearance this Friday on Show-Me St. Louis! This has variously been hailed as "epic", "the Beatles on Ed Sullivan for our generation", and "pretty cool, guys".

The show runs from 3-3:30, we play sometime in the middle, along with an interview. Tune in, or better yet, come down and see it live! It's being taped live outside at KSDK Plaza, 1000 Market Street at 10th Street.

If you can't make it down, have your mom tape it for us so we can see it later.


Friday, August 21, 2009

Brasil, 1957: An In-Depth Review

Those of you who know us personally know that The Blind Eyes are, first and foremost, modern architecture buffs. Check out this great review from beltstl.com for a great piece-by-piece breakdown of the song Brasil, 1957 from Modernity! Out of all the songs on the record, this is probably the one we get asked about the most ("what does it mean?" "what's that chorus say"?, etc). This reviewer does a fine job of analyzing it, and connecting a few not-so-obvious dots.

Speaking of Modernity- it will be available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and much more in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tomorrow Night At Deluxe!

We're playing tomorrow night (Saturday 8/15) at Deluxe with the Helium Tapes and the Argonauts! We're headlining, so come early, stay late, and prepare for an unparalleled rock party!

It should also be noted that this is the last show with Brian Scheffer on bass! He's been filling in for Kevin the last couple weeks. Come mock him!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Blind Eyes News, August 12th

Ok, a few things to report:

1) We have a ton of awesome shows coming up in and out of St. Louis. You should go to them. One of them happens to be this Saturday the 15th at Deluxe!

2) We will be playing live on Show-Me St. Louis on August 28th, around 3:00. We'll be playing a song or two to promote the Lot Music Festival, which we'll be playing the following day!

3) Our August mini-tour with Justin Ripley and the ACBs is all wrapped up and was awesome! Thanks to the other bands, all of whom are the coolest guys ever, and to everyone that came out to the shows. We're really looking forward to getting back soon.

4) We are anxiously gearing up to start recording our next album. Look for it in 2010!

5) Morgan from the 75s sports a Blind Eyes t-shirt. Where's yours?

Friday, July 17, 2009

New T-Shirts Available Now!

We just got our latest batch of t-shirts in from House Of Eight Legs and of course they look great. Girl's sizes are finally available, so if you want one, drop us a line or come see us at a show! $10/ea

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Next Show: August 6th At Firebird

We're kicking off August (and a short tour!) with an amazing show at Firebird on Thursday the 6th. Playing with us is Seattle's Justin Ripley and the one and only ACBs from Kansas City! Attentive fans of the Blind Eyes will recall that the ACBs played our album release show back in March and were awesome. Be there!

For the rest of the Blind Eyes' August dates, see the post right below this one.

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Blind Eyes Hit The Road In August/October!

August mini-tour with the ACBs (Kansas City) and Justin Ripley:

Aug 6 2009 Firebird, Saint Louis, Missouri
Aug 7 2009 Mojo’s, Columbia, Missouri
Aug 8 2009 Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence, Kansas
Aug 9 2009 Streetside Records (in-store) Kansas City, Missouri
*Brian Scheffer from Firebrand Recording will be playing bass with the Blind Eyes for the above shows!

October mini-tour with the Safes (Chicago)

Oct 1 TBA Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Oct 2 The Wisco, Madison, Wisconsin
Oct 3 2009 Cal’s, Chicago, Illinois
Oct 16 TBA Champaign Urbana, Ilinois
Oct 17 TBA Saint Louis, Missouri

PLUS we have a bunch of other great local shows coming up that you would be foolish to miss:

Aug 15 Deluxe w/ Helium Tapes
Aug 29 The LOT Music Festival
Sep 12 Mangia w/ Kentucky Knife Fight

More coming soon. Seeya there!

Friday, June 12, 2009

RFT Showcase Wrap-up

A huge, enormous thank you to everyone who came out and packed Cicero's for our slot at the RFT Music Awards showcase this past Sunday! We had a great time and hope you did too. Plenty of pictures from the show are available here on our Myspace page, more coming soon! Thanks again for coming out, and hopefully voting for us as well! Seeya next weekend at the Library!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Blind Eyes News- June 4th

This past couple of weeks have been full of cool happenings, and we owe it all to you:

Firstly, the album has been getting a ton of airplay. Thanks to our friends at KDHX for spinning it and we’re really glad you like it enough to play it as much as you do. Also, thanks again to our good friend (understatement of the century) Annie Zaleski for spinning us on, of all places, The Point! Our first bit of commercial airplay ever! Now we know what Nickelback feels like. Speaking of radio stuff, we had a blast playing live on Juxtaposition last night! For more on that, see the post below this one.

To that end, every copy of our album- plus all our t-shirts have sold out at Vintage Vinyl, were restocked, and are on their way to selling out again! Thanks to everyone that has gone out and picked one up. You guys are the best.

Plus, to everyone that has voted for us (or is planning to) in the 2009 Riverfront Times Music Awards for Best Pop Band- thanks again! Remember, you have until June 7th to cast your vote. Most importantly, make sure to come see us at the showcase- Cicero’s at 8 pm.


Blind Eyes on KDHX "Juxtaposition"- Photos + Streaming Audio

The Blind Eyes did a 4 song set (plus an interview) on the KDHX show "Juxtaposition" last night. Thanks to host Rob Levy for having us on! In case you missed it, you can hear streaming audio of the show here. Photos below.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Blind Eyes Live In The Studio- KDHX June 3rd

Next Wednesday, June 3rd, the Blind Eyes will be playing a live in-studio set for KDHX's Juxtaposition, hosted by Rob Levy! 8PM at 88.1 St. Louis, or stream live at KDHX.org! Tune in! This will be our second time playing live at KDHX: we appeared last year on Annie Zaleski's supremely awesome International Pop Overthrow.

Also, we should take this time to thank all the KDHX DJs that have been playing "Modernity"! We really appreciate it.

Fan quote of the day from Amie in St. Louis: "heard you on the radio today while driving to a meeting...modernity. woot woot!"

See? It's catching on!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Just Added- Kepi Ghoulie/ Blind Eyes June 19th At The Library!

We're excited to announce the addition of our good friend Kepi Ghoulie (formerly of the Groovie Ghoulies) to the already mind-blowing lineup for Friday, June 19th at the Library (706 Lafayette in Soulard)!

So, we've got:

Kepi Ghoulie (full band, featuring members of the Teenage Bottle Rockets, Little Medusas, and Groovie Ghoulies)
The Blind Eyes
Midtown Thieves
The 75s

Whew. Too much rock! Seeya there.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blind Eyes News

Stuff for you to look at and be excited about this week:

  • The Blind Eyes are officially part of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Summer Concert Season"! The Lot Fest also gets a mention on STL Events Weekly.
  • More great photos from the Midwest Mayhem Music Festival here. Consolidated Blind Eyes shots available on our Myspace Page.
  • New songs coming soon! We're hoping to roll out at least a couple of new ones by the next show, which happens to be the 2009 Riverfront Times Music Awards Showcase!
  • We'll be heading into the studio in early June and laying down a new track that will be available online by the middle of the month! You've all been clamoring for a recording of "Hold Down The Fort"... ask and ye shall recieve.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Midwest Mayhem Photos Now Available

Photos from tAdd Imagehe Midwest Mayhem Music Festival at the City Museum posted online. Check them out!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Blind Eyes, Week Of May 10-16

There's a whole load of stuff happening this week. Dig it:

  • Tuesday- Seth Porter DJ spin at the Royale, 10 PM- close.
  • Thursday- The Blind Eyes at the KDHX Midwest Mayhem Music Festival (Aquarium Stage, first floor, 7:30 PM).
  • Saturday- The Blind Eyes w/ Helium Tapes and Magic City at Off Broadway, doors at 8, show at 9, we play second in the lineup (advance tickets available online at Ticketweb).

See you there!

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Blind Eyes Nominated For "Best Pop Band"- 2009 RFT Music Awards!

The Blind Eyes are honored to be nominated in the category of "Best Pop Band" in this year's Riverfront Times Music Awards!

Click on this link and vote now! And even though it wasn't actually nominated, you can still vote "Modernity" as "best self-released album" by simply writing it in!

We will be playing the Showcase on Sunday, June 7th at Cicero's from 8-8:40 PM. See you there!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Blind Eyes at 2009 Midwest Mayhem Festival, LOT Music Festival

It's official- The Blind Eyes will be playing this year's KDHX Midwest Mayhem Music Festival at the City Museum! Official release here. More details plus show poster coming soon! And don't forget, we're also playing the 2009 LOT Music Festival in August with an amazing lineup. Both shows are not to be missed!

Monday, April 13, 2009

French Kicks/Blind Eyes April 21st

Just a quick update to remind you that the French Kicks/Blind Eyes show at Firebird is just about a week away! See you there.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Vintage Vinyl Window Display

The Blind Eyes Vintage Vinyl window display is up and will be there for the next month, maybe more! Go check it out, and while you're at it, head inside and buy a copy of Modernity and a t-shirt! Thanks again to Nate and Jason for helping make it happen. The picture shown at left is an insanely crappy cell-phone shot, but there will be better ones posted here soon.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Jason And Nate Fan Club

We at Blind Eyes HQ have got to take a second to acknowledge the awesome work of two of our close friends, Jason Potter and Nathan Prater who totally went above and beyond in putting together some awesome new stuff for us in a pinch. These will both be available for viewing soon in the front window of Vintage Vinyl (the yellow Modernity posters will be up soon in other spots around town), but here's a sneak peek. If you're in need of graphic design and/or print work, we seriously cannot recommend these two duedz enough.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Just Announced: The Blind Eyes w/ French Kicks April 21

The Blind Eyes will be playing with New York's French Kicks on Tuesday, April 21st at Firebird. Yeah, it's a Tuesday night, but you should come out and rock nonetheless. More details + show poster as we get them!

French Kicks w/ the Blind Eyes and One Lone Car
Tuesday, April 21st - 18+
The Firebird- 2706 Olive StreetSt. Louis, MO 63103

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

R.I.P. Jamie Foehner

We'd like to express our collective condolences to the family and friends of Jamie Foehner, who passed away yesterday at 38. Jamie was the booking agent/trivia host/door guy at Lemmons in St. Louis for years, and he was always great to us whenever we played there. On top of that he was just an all around nice guy and the local music scene definitely lost a great friend and advocate. There is a little obituary to him up at A to Z, go check it out.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Modernity Available Now At Vintage Vinyl

The Blind Eyes debut album, Modernity, is now available at Vintage Vinyl in University City! Want to hear it first? It's available for hearing at the listening station as well. Go check it out!

And keep in mind, until we get the online-ordering thing figured out, you can simply send us an email at theblindeyes at gmail dot com to order CDs, T-shirts (like the one pictured on the striking gentleman to the left), pins, or whatever else- and we will respond right away. Guaranteed!