Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Jam of the Day | The Blind Eyes - January

Photo credit: Douglas Garfield

Yesterday, fellow Speakers in Code writer, Matt, gave us a Jam of the Day that slowly eases from winter to this relatively newfound spring weather. However, today, I bring you a JOTD that definitely doesn't hide the fact that it's ready to shed its winter skin and spend a little time outdoors, sans sunscreen, in a not-so-subtle attempt to make that skin feel alive again. While we all crossed our fingers and said a little prayer back on Groundhog Day that spring would soon be spiraling toward us, The Blind Eyes have been a-wishin' and a-hopin' since "January."

Huge in the St. Louis local music scene, The Blind Eyes self-released its debut album, Modernity, in March 2009, and I've been wearing the entire album out ever since. But it's the lead track, "January," retro-tinged with a contagious chorus, that invariably summons me back - I mean, what more could you want out of a feel-good slice of indie pop? The fact that it hates winter as much as I do? Sold to the lady in the second row!

I saw The Blind Eyes open last Wednesday for The Black Lips at The Firebird, and I was reminded once again, from the band's energetic yet impervious live show, why it deserves the title of JOTD.

The Blind Eyes - January

Recently, the boys have been back in the recording studio, prepping their forthcoming second LP. In the meantime, Modernity is available on iTunes and Amazon.

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