Best Pop Band St. Louis 2011 - The Blind Eyes
There are few experiences in St. Louis music better for elevating your mood than a Blind Eyes show. Ebullient melodies, bright chords and instantly hummable choruses make up songs that end too soon. And singer/guitarist Seth Porter, bassist Kevin Schneider and drummer Matt Picker are the sharpest, most entertaining purveyors of stage banter in town. This year's sophomore full-length, With A Bang, is an endlessly re-playable ode to fleeting youth, fading love and grim resolution. That such dour subject matter sounds so vindicating is a testament to the Blind Eyes' impeccable songcraft.