Upcoming Shows

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

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.