The Flying Eyes

The Flying Eyes

 Baltimore, Maryland, USA
BandRockBlues

Heavy, psychedelic rock rooted in delta blues mysticism. An explosive live band who damages ear drums, mangles minds and sweats whiskey all over the stage.

Biography

“…The Flying Eyes appeared and cast their hypnotic power over the crowd.”

The Flying Eyes are a heavy, psychedelic rock band hailing from Baltimore, Maryland. Their name comes from a 1962 science fiction novel about giant, disembodied eyes that descend from outer space to control humanity. Since forming in 2007, they have played supporting gigs with Dead Meadow, The Raveonettes, The Black Angels, Witch and Dan Auerbach. The Flying Eyes have also produced a DIY music festival in Maryland, called "Farm Fest", for the past five summers. They co-headlined Farm Fest 2011 with Arbouretum and Lower Dens, which drew over 700 people to the Carney Family Farm. In late 2009, The Flying Eyes released a compilation of their first two EPs ("Bad Blood/Winter") on German indie label Trip in Time/World in Sound Records, and supported the record with a six-week European tour, notably sharing the main stage of the Burg Herzberg Festival with the Hawkwind and Jeff Beck. Finally in the spring of 2011, they have released their first proper full-length album, “Done So Wrong” (Trip in Time/World in Sound Records), accompanied by another European tour and an appearance on the legendary Rockpalast television show (broadcast on German national TV).

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"What would happen if you got Danzig (Danzig from the classic era of the Misfits that is) to front a Tee Pee Records based psych-rock band? The unusual answer to that query is Baltimore, Maryland’s The Flying Eyes and their debut, S/T recording. They’re an organ drenched, blues riffed rock n’ roll outfit with wayfaring, adventurous songwriting that mines a territory somewhere between current Tee Pee astronauts Weird Owl, the Dead Meadow catalog up to and including Shivering King and Others, Hawkwind, Blue Cheer and the golden material of the vintage Misfits stuff due to the gutsy, high flying bravado of vocalist/guitarist Will Kelly’s singing pipes..."
-HELLRIDE MUSIC

"Winter’s title track is a bass heavy freakout, rich in its tones and meandering without getting lost as so much of this record expertly does, and the mellow send-off “King of Nowhere” provides one last chance to get lost in The Flying Eyes’ expansive feel, (presumably) Hewitt taking the lead vocally and adding a late-‘80s alternative vibe to the gentle organ melody. The Flying Eyes eases itself closed and although maybe you don’t realize it the first couple times through, what gradually dawns on you through repeat listens is the full span of the journey on which you’ve just been taken. Most bands start in reality and go from there; The Flying Eyes kick off in an alternate dimension. Everything is fluid, everything is radiating. I don’t know what to say other than "highly recommended"."
-THE OBELISK

"Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, THE FLYING EYES' heavy psychedelic rock is deeply ingrained in the late 1960's. Of course, one is immediately reminded of The Doors, Damnation of Adam Blessing, Steppenwolf or The 13th Floor Elevators, but nevertheless THE FLYING EYES have managed to keep their own identity. One of the reasons for this is the band's striking talent to write exciting and profound songs. An added strength is the dark and vigorous voice of Will Kelly. His timbre is comparable to Jim Morrison during the 'Morrison Hotel'/'L.A. Woman' period, but he doesn't sound like any rip off. Will Kelly's voice is significantly more complex, which leads to the fact that he isn't always close to Morrison's style. Furthermore, it should not go unnoticed that the remaining three guys are doing a flawless job, too."
-COSMIC LAVA

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Lyrics

Lay With Me

Written By: The Flying Eyes

Lay with me in the whisper of the night,
Like a tiny acorn I will keep you from sight,
My world is a turnstile, so I need you to hold,
Girl I’ll never leave you, you remind me of gold.

Refrain:
You put a chill in the heart of my soul

Lay with me in the middle of the fray,
If it wasn’t for your love, I’d leave myself in yesterday,
But my words are frozen in heaven so cold,
Girl I’ll never leave you, you remind me of gold.

Refrain:
You put a chill in the heart of my soul

The birds above my window, hear them sing and decay,
Jesus won’t you come and save me from the blues this sunny day,
The Devil’s smile is charming and he’s calling my name,
Girl you know that lust is my favorite game!

Poison The Well

Written By: Ava Marie Ebaugh

You lead me to the stream
Then you tell me not to drink
You make me sweat but you won’t let me in
My throat is dry and I’m under your skin

I salivate
I salivate
I thirst for anyone but you

You say the water is contaminated
Then you laugh as you push me in
You tie my hands and tell me to swim
My throat is dry and I’m under your skin

I salivate
I salivate
I thirst for anyone but you

Overboard

Written By: The Flying Eyes

Overboard I slip and fall
Into your ocean deep
I’d like to stay here for awhile
Please don’t rescue me
But I see the land of sorrow
Waiting in the wings
When you’re gone and I get sober
My ears they begin to ring

Happiness
So afraid of what it stands to lose
I cannot stand up straight when I am losing you

Try to get you out of my mind
You just don’t seem to quit
So painful to remember
But I don’t wanna forget
Now I’m lost in the land of sorrow
And it is lonesome here
Even when I touch another there’s ringing in my ears

Happiness
So afraid of what it stands to lose
I cannot stand up straight when I am losing you

Discography

CD/LPs:

"Done So Wrong" (2011 on Trip in Time/World in Sound Records)

"Bad Blood/Winter" (2009 on Trip in Time/World in Sound Records)

EPs:

"Winter" (2009)

"Bad Blood" (2008)

Set List

Set List:
1. Death Don't Make Me Cry
2. Nowhere To Run
3. Red Sheets
4. Poison The Well
5. Winter
6. Clouded
7. Overboard
8. Done So Wrong
9. Greed
10. Don't Point Your God At Me

Covers:
"Yer Blues" by The Beatles
"Pepper" by The Butthole Surfers
"I Wanna Be Your Dog" by The Stooges