The Blind Eyes
The Blind Eyes are an award-winning indie/ power pop band from St. Louis, MO. They have received consistent praise for their unique songs, strong live performances, and their recorded output.
The Blind Eyes are a St. Louis-based indie/power pop band featuring guitarist/vocalist Seth Porter, drummer Matt Picker, and bassist Kevin Schneider. Since their formation in 2007, they have garnered consistent praise for their catchy songs, varied (and sometimes unconventional) songwriting style, and strong live performances. They have released two critically-acclaimed albums (2009's "Modernity" and, more recently, 2011's "With A Bang").
Since its June 11th release, "With A Bang" has already met with glowing reviews in local press and is currently #1 on the KDHX CMJ Top 30 chart.
They have toured regionally, and have held the opening slot for national acts such as Ted Leo, the Greenhornes, Blake Schwarzenbach, French Kicks, Black Lips, Times New Viking, and more.
The band holds the distinction of being one of very few local bands to have been featured on the cover of the St. Louis alt-weekly Riverfront Times (March 4, 2009). They have been nominated for, and won, many area music and best-of awards, including:
*Best New Artist, 2008 Riverfront Times Music Awards
*Best New Band, 2008 Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis Awards
*Nominated for Best Pop Band, 2009 Riverfront Times Music Awards
*Best Pop Band, 2009 “Best of St. Louis” Awards
*Best Male Vocalist- Seth Porter, 2009 “Best of St. Louis” Awards
*Top Ten Album of the Year 2009 (Modernity), Riverfront Times
*Best Pop Band, 2010 Riverfront Times Music Awards
*Best Pop Band, 2010 “Best of St. Louis” Awards
*Nominated for Best Rock Band, 2011 Riverfront Times Music Awards
Modernity (album) - Self-released, March 2009
With A Bang (album) - Self-released, June 2011
A Very Bert Dax Christmas, Volume 7 (compilation) - "Christmas A.M. Gold"
KDHX Space Parlour Live in St. Louis Series 2010 (compilation) - "With A Bang (live)", "January(live)"