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Eyes Like Knives


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"Music Review"

Eyes Like Knives
Slow Distractions
Dopamine Records
Rating: 7/10

When I got this CD I have to be honest, I was considering not even listening to it and just fucking gutting it with my words like knives. Eyes Like Knives? Come on dudes. But as the drinks went down I mustered up the courage to put the CD in. And all that being said it is pretty fucking rocking. The vocals are put back in the mix with the guitars well forward, this gives it more of a live feel and that's where I'm sure this band is most effective. Though far from the most original record I have heard, they manage to jump leaps and bounds ahead of the current indie (gay) scene proving they are indeed not a part of the indie (gay) scene. As the first full length this CD is a great starting point and I'm excited to see where they go... after the name change.

John McClane - VICE Magazine


LP: Slow Distractions
2004 Dopamine Records
1. Like a Ghost
2. Walk With Me
3. Slight Return
4. Summer Song
5. Time Sinks In
6. Drone
7. Reduced to One
8. High Rise
9. Slow Distractions
10. Reprise
11. Time For Sleep

EP: Self Titled
2002 Secret Fire Records
1. Waylo
2. Sleep a While
3. Anchorless
4. Paper Airplanes

EP: Self-Titled
2002 Self-released
1. Broken Sky
2. In My Bones, In My Head
3. Made Me Realize (My Bloody Valentine cover)


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Since Scott and Rebekka started Eyes like Knives in 2002, the band had been through several lineup changes, long tours, and lots of songs to bring them where they are today. Eyes Like Knives has now found its permanent lineup with Buckey on bass and Johnny on drums, along with a definitive sound. The music of ELK stems from backgrounds in heavy metal, classical piano, punk and hardcore. Modern influences include Tear for Fears, Stone Roses, My Bloody Valentine, Radiohead, and Blonde Redhead.

In 2004, the band's first full length, "Slow Distractions" was releases on Boston label Dopamine Records. The record received praise reviews and the 3rd most added spot on CMJ, ultimately reaching #37 with over 200 stations adding it to their rotation. More touring followed into 2005, hitting 40 states and then Canada, including a performance at South By Southwest. Currently writing and recording new material, Eyes Like Knives can't wait to see where 2006 will bring them.