Upcoming Shows

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

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!

PopMatters Review- "With A Bang"

Excellent new review of "With A Bang" on PopMatters. Check it!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

2011 "Best Of St. Louis" Awards

For the third year in a row, the Blind Eyes have been picked as the "Best Pop Band" in St. Louis by the Riverfront Times in their annual "Best Of" issue. This year, we also took home the "reader's choice" picks for "Best Male Vocalist" (Seth Porter) and "Album of the Year" (With A Bang). We appreciate your support immensely, so thanks once again to the RFT and to everyone who voted for us. Cheers to you all, and see you in '12!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Midtown Alley Street Fest

Our next show is October 1st at the 3rd annual Midtown Alley Street fest- and it's totally FREE! Tons of rad bands and an awesome local event. Go to it. More information including set times coming soon.

New Blind Eyes T-Shirts Now Available

Merchandise? It keeps us alive! Get 'em from us direct via email (theblindeyes at gmail dot com) or at a show. These are super sweet and printed on uber-stylish American Apparel tees. $15/ea.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Blind Eyes News, June 28th

Well, happy Tuesday to all of you. A few quick and awesome things to note:

-For the third week in a row, "With A Bang" is #1 on the KDHX CMJ Top 30! On a similar note, the album is also #3 in mid-year national top album spins and #1 in the local top album spins- and has made many a' DJ's "top 10 albums" list. Not bad for only being out for 19 days! Immense thanks!

-We're happy to announce we will be playing with our friends Old Lights for their record release party at Off Broadway on Friday, July 15th. Advance tickets available here.

-Thomas Crone's excellent city-centric blog, The South Side of Luck, recently featured a nice little shout-out to With A Bang. Go check it out!

-In addition to being currently available on CD Baby and iTunes, the new album is also now available to download on Napster.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Blind Eyes: Haikulou

Another one that slipped under the radar. A haiku? About lil' ole' us? How awesome is that. We had one person create us a "Blind Eyes" sculpture, but this is without doubt our first piece of Japanese poetry. We're flattered.

"With A Bang" #3 At Euclid Records

We're honored to be among the top sellers for the week at Euclid Records, one of our favorite of St. Louis' many amazing record stores. I guess we can accept Neil Young selling more than us. But My Morning Jacket? You'd better grow eyes in the back of your head, 'cause we're coming for you. Just kidding, you guys are great. Don't beat us up.

"Hermetically Sealed" On "Speakers + Summer Vol. 2"

"Hermetically Sealed" is featured on Speakers In Code's annual free ringing-in-the-summer album, Speakers + Summer, Volume 2- and it's the first track, no less! The whole thing is chock full of awesomeness (The Elected, Black Lips, and Toro y Moi are just some of the jams you can snag), so don't wait.

#1 On CMJ Top 30 Charts, Week 2

For the second week in a row, "With A Bang" is sitting at the #1 spot on the CMJ Top 30 charts! Massive thanks once again to KDHX, and to all of you for supporting the album!

"With A Bang" Available Now On iTunes

All you iPhone users rejoice! "With A Bang" is now available on iTunes. Unfortunately, the Blind Eyes are still working through their 10-year "RAZR" endorsement deal, which didn't turn out to be the best business move in hindsight. Seemed like a good idea at the time. Maybe we can get it as a ringtone?

Monday, June 20, 2011

(More) Record Release Show Photos

Dig 'em! A new gallery of pics from our record release show courtesy of one of the best photographers in St. Louis, Kate McDaniel.

Friday, June 17, 2011

"With A Bang" Now Available Online

Through the miracles of modern technology, our new album is now available online to download at CD Baby. It'll be available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, and anywhere else you can think of in the coming weeks.

Also- for our local friends, the album will be in stock at Vintage Vinyl and Apop Records tonight!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

"With A Bang" 3 Minute Record Review

Local music blog 3 Minute Record wrote up a great review of "With A Bang"! We implore you to go read it immediately. Thanks to Scott Allen for taking the time to check it out!

Another Ted Leo Show Review

This review of our May show with Ted Leo and Title Tracks just popped up on our radar, even though it's been online awhile now. Nice write-up with some pics. Dig it.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

"With A Bang" #1 On KDHX CMJ Top 30

We're excited to announce that "With A Bang" is currently sitting at #1 on the KDHX CMJ (College Music Journal) Top 30 charts this week. Thanks once again to KDHX for all the airplay you've been giving the new album!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Record Release Show Photos

Some pics from this past weekend's "With A Bang" album release show at Off Broadway are online now for your viewing pleasure:

Gallery 2 (need a Facebook account to view)

Thanks to Abby Gillardi and Andrew Kerman!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Blind Eyes Feature In "Before The Blink"

We're honored to be featured in a very awesome article in Before The Blink, compliments of local photographer and all around man-about-town Nate Burrell. Click here to check it out!

Stream The Blind Eyes KDHX Live Set/Interview

Our recent live set and interview with Rob Levy (plus photos by Kate McDaniel) on "Juxtaposition" is now online and available to stream. KDHX says:

The Blind Eyes wide variety of influences are noticeable in their songs, giving the listener flashbacks to all those great sounds of the past in a fresh and modern format that runs the field from the Blake Babies to Tom Petty with stops at just about all points in between. Seth Porter’s guitar and vocals blend well with the rhythm section of bassist/vocalist Kevin Schneider and drummer Matt Picker, resulting in thoroughly enjoyable, even danceable, rock & roll experience.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

"Hold Down The Fort" Live At KDHX Video

In case you missed the memo, we did a live set on the KDHX show Juxtaposition that aired last night. Streaming audio of the show is forthcoming, but here's a video of "Hold Down The Fort" shot in the studio. Thanks once again to Rob Levy for having us on his show for the second time, we had a blast!

"With A Bang" Speakers In Code Review

The inimitable St. Louis music blog Speakers In Code gives "With A Bang" a very generous 90/100 ranking! Needless to say, we're flattered. Check out the review here.

"With A Bang" Riverfront Times Review + Extras

Kiernan Maletsky outdid himself with an amazing track-by-track (p)review of the new album. Check it out online or pick up a copy, available now! Speaking of the RFT, you can also stream a couple of the new tracks, and check out some show poster-related goodness.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

RFT Music Showcase Review & Photos

Thanks to everyone who came out and partied with us at this year's RFT Music Showcase this past Saturday! We had the best time ever, and judging by the turnout all night, so did you. Here's a cool review of our set courtesy of 3 Minute Record and some pics of the event as well. Hope you voted for us as "Best Rock Band" for 2011, but even if you didn't, we still love you. Just not as much as before.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"With A Bang" Release Show Poster

The incomparable Sleepy Kitty has once again outdone themselves in the art department with this amazing poster for our release show on June 11th! We'll have some prints available for purchase (cheep!) the night of the show. Live it.

Friday, May 27, 2011

RFT Music Awards 2011

In the event that you've been living under a rock (or not in St. Louis) for the past few months, you surely know that the annual Riverfront Times Music Awards are upon us! We're honored to have been nominated in the category of "Best Rock Band" this year, and we sure hope you'll take some time to go over to the RFT site and give us your vote, if you're so inclined.

We're flattered to have recently been named a "top ten must-see act" for this year's showcase, which is happening next Saturday, June 4th down on Washington Avenue! Our set is 8:15-9 at Side Bar. Hope to see you there! It'll be a massive party, to which you shouldn't be tardy.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"With A Bang" Is In The House

Coming June 11th! Stuffed dragon dog toy not included. Sorry if that's a dealbreaker for anyone. Hope to see you at the show!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ted Leo/Blind Eyes Show Review

Did you have as much fun at Off Broadway last night as we did? All signs point to "yes". Perhaps the best Sunday night show in the history of the world. Also, we don't want to brag, but Ted Leo, like, totally tweeted about us. This makes us giddy.

I Went To A Showcase 2011

The secret is out- The Blind Eyes will be playing the first inaugural "I Went To A Showcase" on May 14th with our friends the Dive Poets, the Breaks, Pretty Little Empire, and Tight Pants Syndrome! Oh, the fun that will be had. Here's the official announcement plus a short interview with Matt. See you on Saturday!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"With A Bang" Album Cover Preview

Don't forget- the release party for The Blind Eyes' sophomore full-length album is on Saturday, June 11th at Off Broadway! Here's a sneak peek at the cover art, shot by the one and only Douglas Garfield. The album will be for sale for the first time at the show, online and in stores shortly thereafter.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Photos From Record Store Day At Euclid Records

Well, Record Store Day is officially our favorite holiday- second only to Thanksgiving, maybe. If Record Store Day had stuffing, it'd be no contest. We had a great time playing at Euclid Records yesterday for their Sunday edition of RSD. Thanks to everyone who came out, for real, and of course to Euclid for having us. Looking forward to 2012!

New Blind Eyes Live Video On Lo-Fi St. Louis

An amazing video of us debuting a new tune at the Firebird back in March is online now at Lo-Fi St. Louis! It looks and sounds great- and finally we have video documentation that we are, in fact, capable of debuting a new song live and it not being a complete trainwreck.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Blind Eyes News, April 2011

A few quick things to fill you all in on. Grab a pencil:

-We are happy to announce our friends The LIVERS will be joining us and Sleepy Kitty at Off Broadway on June 11th for our "With A Bang" record release show! Make sure to bring a few pairs of socks with you, as they're certainly all going to be rocked off, and we don't want your feet to get cold. But we're not the only local band releasing an album this summer.

-There is a brand spankin' new interview with the band in the new issue of Eleven Magazine! It's not online yet, but when it gets up we'll link to it. In the meantime, you can pick up a copy pretty much anywhere, for free.

-We've been nominated for a 2011 Riverfront Times Music Award for "Best Rock Band"! Hope you "rock the vote", so to speak. Get it? Details on voting and the yearly showcase coming soon.

-We're going to be headlining day 2 of Euclid Records' Record Store Day weekend! We'll be playing at 7 pm on Sunday. The whole weekend is filled with incredible bands, including the Bottle Rockets, John Doe & Jill Sobule, the Sights, and tons more . Seriously, incredible. Don't believe us? Check out the schedule. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Review/Photos: The Blind Eyes & The Greenhornes At Firebird 3/22

A review of last night's show at Firebird with the Greenhornes is online now, along with a gallery of photos courtesy of the inimitable Bryan Sutter! Thanks to everyone that came out and made our first local show of the year a memorable one. Lots more coming down the pike, stay tuned!

Monday, March 21, 2011

New Interview- City's Best St. Louis

Seth and Matt chat with Amy Burger about the upcoming release of "With A Bang" and the local music scene on City's Best St. Louis. Check it out!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

"With A Bang" Coming June 11, 2011

Just announced! The long-awaited new Blind Eyes album With A Bang will be coming out on Saturday, June 11th with a release party at Off Broadway in St. Louis featuring our pals Sleepy Kitty plus one more TBA! Stay tuned, lots more details coming soon!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Post-Record Store Day At Euclid Records

We're excited to announce we'll be playing a post-Record Store Day party at Euclid Records on Sunday, April 17th! If you're looking to get a sneak preview of the new album- and let's face it, why wouldn't you- then you're in luck: The first 25 attendees will receive a limited edition CD(r) single featuring 2 brand-new tracks from "With A Bang"! More details/lineup for the event TBA. Come out and support local record stores and local music!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Show Announcement - 3/22

Just announced: The Blind Eyes will be playing with the Greenhornes and Hacienda on Tuesday, March 22 at the Firebird. If, by chance, you aren't familiar with them, the Greenhornes feature the rhythm section of the Raconteurs, plus a member of The Dead Weather, and are totally awesome. Advance tickets are available here! Hope to see you at the show.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Top Shows Of 2010"

Evan from Sleepy Kitty gave the Blind Eyes' Fleetwood Mac cover set at An Undercover Weekend a really nice shout out in a recent "Top Shows of 2010" article on I Went To A Show. Thanks, man! For the record, Sleepy Kitty as Pavement was totally amazing. Read on:

"But the Blind Eyes—this was their night. And, as is their graceful style, they spread it out ’til the night belonged to everyone. They made their allotted 25 minutes feel like an entire concert, blasting through early- and late-stage hits like they’d written the songs themselves. I had no idea I’d know every song in their set, but I did; I suppose I have a lifetime of grocery stores, coffee shops, and car radios to thank for that. But where I’d always thought of Fleetwood Mac as essentially mid-tempo breeziness, Matt Picker’s drumming gave the songs a rocked-up, roughed-up feel that got the room keyed up. And the best move of the night was to have a different Stevie Nicks for every song—Beth Bombara, Cassie Morgan, Sunyatta Marshall, and my own Paige Brubeck took turns pulling leads and harmonies out of each composition. By the time Seth Porter struck a chord and called out the last number, it felt like they’d pulled a trick with the clocks, and when that song turned out to be “Go Your Own Way,” it was time for the whole audience to join in with the full collection of Stevies assembled onstage to blast our way through the decades. It doesn’t matter whose song it is, when everyone in the room is singing the chorus, the feeling is unforgettable."

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blind Eyes Named A "Best Local Artist"

Big thanks to Brenna from Examiner.com for naming the Blind Eyes a "Best Local St. Louis Artist" in this recent article. We're very happy to be sharing this spotlight with our good friends Union Tree Review, the Breaks, So Many Dynamos, and the Makeshift Gentlemen. And to Brenna- thank you for the continued support over the years! We'll miss you. Party hearty.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Blind Eyes News, January 2011

Happy 2011 from the Blind Eyes! We have a few things to go over, so listen up:

First off, we want to thank everyone that came out and spent their New Year's Eve with us. We had a great time and hope you did too. Thanks also to Kentucky Knife Fight, Off Broadway, and New Belgium Brewing for helping make it happen. Looking forward to potentially doing it again next year. Check out some pics from the event here!

We'll be in the studio finishing up the album this week. Look for a March or April release at this point. For real this time.

Some recent press:

-Mike Tomko wrote this amazing blog post about the Blind Eyes, for which we are eternally humbled- this kind of thing makes it all worthwhile.
-Jason Gonulsen gave us this mention on Metromix!

We have a ton more stuff happening this year, so stay tuned!