The Dotted Eyes

The Dotted Eyes

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
BandAlternativePop

Blended Male and Female acoustic duets with a focus on harmony and moving dynamics that cause spontaneous sing a longs and dancing feet.

A Mix of: Death Cab for Cutie, Rilo Kiley, The Decemberists, Tegan & Sara, Arcade Fire

Biography

The Dotted Eyes, based out of Boston, MA, formed in 2010 from the ashes of bands ranging from dance pop to metalcore. What emerged was an acoustic based rock band with a focus on catchy harmony and dynamic cadence. That energy was sewn together in their first self recorded and produced EP “Threads.” “Threads” has appeared on Pandora and Ourstage.com with 3 songs receiving Top 40 placement in Indie Rock, Folk, and Indie Pop. In their first year, The Dotted Eyes impressed local press winning New England Band of The Month from the Deli Magazine as well as being featured on NECN’s Morning Show. Their new LP, "Wondering & Worrying," picks up where the EP left off with 10 unique and fun songs. Short time after a late March release it has been lauded by the Boston Globe, been featured in a Film, and started to receive airplay over college radio across the Northeast.

Discography

Wondering & Worrying LP - March 2012
-Played on CMJ Radio across Northeast
-" The Eyes stretch gently strummed guitars and spry drums over 10 stay-home-tonight anthems that could be cribbed from some of Death Cabbie Ben Gibbard’s songwriting 101 blue books." - Matt Parish, Boston Globe
-"You and Me" Featured in Film "Hot Mess"

Threads EP - January 2011
- "Holes" played on WFNX Boston Accents
- Streaming on Pandora
- Ourstage.com - Top 10 Indie Rock ("Embers"); Top 40 Folk ("Waiting"); Top 40 Indie Pop ("Glimpse")
- "...candy shop's worth of shiny hooks & sugary twists" - Boston Globe

Set List

We normally play about 10-12 originals which can easily fit in from 30 minutes to an hour. We have more material to play longer including other originals and a few covers if need be. Furthermore, all songs have stripped down acoustic versions for venues with small space for full kits and amps.

The set is meant to be dynamic and can go from loud dramatic rock to soft acoustic to upbeat happy pop and back - we do not have that - every song sounds the same vibe. We also like to include some interesting instruments (ex. Washboard) that keep the show visually appealing and different. Also we don't curse...on stage.