Friday, May 4, 2007
Black Eyes - S/T
After posting that Antelope record yesterday, I figured I would post my favorite Dischord release from the last 10 years or so. Black Eyes are a chaotic noise and dub influenced rock band that create some extremely violent and confrontational music. Often times while listening to this record you'll find yourself saying "so this is what The Blood Brothers would sound like if they weren't completely obnoxious and could write a decent song." Probably the most interesting aspect of Black Eyes is the instrumentation, which certainly leads to their innovative style of music. The band consists of two drummers, two bass players, and a guitar player. Vocal duties are handled by two of the members often simultaneously, so their contrasting vocal styles really add another dynamic to the music. It's really a shame that these guys broke up after only being together for 3 years.