I was listening to “Pierce The Air” super-loud in my headphones over the weekend when the bus I was on was overtaken by a cloud of pollen fluff. It swirled around while we waited at the light and I watched as each little white puff ran into the window inches from my face, matching a note that swirled in my ears. Sleepy Eyes of Death‘s music is sensory that way – I’ll never hear that song the same way again.
Sleepy Eyes create songs that continue to grow after they are handed off to happy listeners, and a handful of gifted artists have remixed their Dark Signals songs to take them even further – my favorite so far being Truckasauras‘ mix of “Crushed By Stars”.
Head out to Moe Bar tomorrow for Mass Mvmnt’s listening party:
What’s next for Sleepy Eyes of Death? The dreams I had last night after falling asleep listening to the remixes make me want a laser show.
I’ve loved Built to Spill since The Normal Years and ditched work early Friday to brave the sun and see them with Ra Ra Riot on the UW Hub lawn. I spent the afternoon blissed out on music – Ra Ra Riot was the perfect opener (I missed Smile Brigade) for Built to Spill, whose fans inspired me to grab a few crowd shots.
Built to Spill
Ra Ra Riot
Have you heard Mexicans at Night from El Paso? Been lucky enough to see them live? I first listened to them yesterday in advance of what I expected to be a pretty good show at Blue Moon and was blown away by how great they were. If I’m not mistaken, last night was their first show in Seattle, and I’ll be first in line when they come back.
Head Like a Kite plays first at Chop Suey on Saturday, opening for Her Space Holiday and City Light. I haven’t seen Dave, Trent and the Head Like a Kite guest parade since January and am really excited for this show. Check back post-show for photos and an interview with HLaK frontman Dave Einmo. I took the photos below at past shows – were you there? If you’ve never seen Head Like a Kite live, do yourself a favor and get to Chop Suey early to catch a guaranteed great set.
Here’s what Dave has to say about this weekend’s show:
Want to see a panda dance with a fog machine? HEAD LIKE A KITE returns to Seattle on Saturday, May 30 at Chop Suey to open for Mush Records labelmates HER SPACE HOLIDAY at Chop Suey. Her Space Holiday recently remixed the HLAK song “No Ordinary Caveman.” Should be a blast to play together in our hometown.
We play EARLY at 9:30 sharp!!
Hope to see you there. Be sure to say hi. I’ll be the sweaty one leaning over a synth with a guitar strapped to my back.