Tuesday , May 28 2024

Eyes Like Knives

I love EP’s, especially from new bands: short, sweet, no filler, no “bonus tracks,” no farts and sniffles in place of songs to fill up CD space – just the best a band can come up with to sell the world on their viability. I am convinced Eyes Like Knives are viable.

Eyes Like Knives (affectionately know to their friends as ELK) are Andre Obin – Bass, Chris Lawler – Drums, Rebekka Takamizu – Guitar/Vox, Scott Toomey – Guitar/Vox, and they prowl the Northeast from a Boston base where emo meets math rock on Dischord street. Scott and Rebekka’s alternating vocals sound like a softball game between Fugazi and Lush (with Lush winning). Fans of (AYWKUBT) Trail of Dead and HUM will also be pleased.

The band isn’t quite all the way there yet: other than the dynamic Lawler on drums (lots of fancy kickdrum pedaling), they are tight but not quite sharp and there is a sameyness to the vocals, but ELK storms and soothes equally impressively and appear poised to make a GREAT LEAP FORWARD in the near future.

Another Dawn and Eric production, contemplated from the road on our vacation.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted, Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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