The Flying Eyes
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, they have played support gigs for bands such as The Raveonettes, The Black Angels, Ghost and Dan Auerbach among many others. They also founded and hosted Farm Fest, a DIY music festival in the Maryland countryside that ran for six years. The last Farm Fest in 2012 featured Black Moth Super Rainbow, Celebration and White Hills, drawing over 800 fans.
The Flying Eyes‘ self-titled debut album was released in 2010 followed by second album „Done So Wrong“ in 2011. Both albums featured magnificent psychedelic cover artwork by Kiryk Drewinski and a wealth of intense songs that would form the band’s repertoire the first years.
With the two first albums The Flying Eyes have swiftly achieved a notable following in Europe with extensive club tours and festival appearances. Highlights include: Burg Herzberg Festival 2010 (sharing the main stage with Jeff Beck and Hawkwind), an appearance on the legendary Rockpalast Crossroads show broadcast on German national TV, Orange Blossom Special festival (DE), Stoned From The Underground (DE) and Trutnov Open Air (CZ).
2012 saw the release of the Live-DVD „Rockpalast Crossroads“, a complete live performance filmed at the legendary German Festival which was also aired on German television many times.
In July 2013, The Flying Eyes released their third album „Lowlands“ (produced by Rob Girardi and mixed by Chris „Frenchie“ Smith), which was paid for entirely by the support of their fans through Kickstarter. They supported the record with a 52 date headlining tour of Europe and closed out the year with a one off performance in India at the Synchronicity Festival.
In summer 2014 The Flying Eyes issued „The Leave It All Behind Sessions“, a compilation of country/folk minded songs recorded since the band’s formation in 2009. It reflects a band who, throughout their musical journey, has explored more soulful sides of songwriting buried beneath walls of distortion. The album was followed by the „Baltimore Invasion“ European tour in the fall of 2014. That same year side project Black Lung, featuring Flying Eyes members Elias on drums and Adam on guitar, released its debut album and undertook two European tours, stretching well into 2015.
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