Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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
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
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
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:
-Seth contributed to Speakers In Code's Best Local Music Moments of 2010 article.
-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.
-KDHX did a nice write-up of the Firebrand Recording Showcase.
-Jason Gonulsen gave us this mention on Metromix!
-A very cool KWUR review of "Modernity".
We have a ton more stuff happening this year, so stay tuned!