Local Reviews: The Naked Eyes

Local Music Reviews

The Naked Eyes
Spell Talk EP
Street: 04.10
The Naked Eyes= Black Rebel Motorcycle Club + The Furs

Using their first release, Free and Easy, as a solid point to base jump off makes this local three-piece’s latest efforts a great follow-up to their previous grounded approach. As they continue to refine their signature style it seems they have no hindrance in the creative flow they’ve coddled––and are now unleashing it on The West. Further tours this summer along the coast up to Portland and down to LA mean that more will soon be hearing the word of The Eyes: free and easy. As with all their handmade merch, the EPs are being created in a unique manner, this time utilizing found-denim sleeves screen-printed by vocalist Andrew Milne (at Tony Damico’sSpilt Ink in Ogden). This mantra of respecting the old and forging with the new is not just something found in their physical wares, it is evident in their sonic efforts too, as they pay homage to their roots and infuse them with newly-applied handmade paint.