PROVIDENCE – Providence Public Library welcomes Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores for a performance on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m., in the Community Room at the Rochambeau Branch, 708 Hope St.
This large ensemble from Providence, Rhode Island, has been in existence for a decade now, bringing their very original music to audiences in the United States and Europe.
The Blind Spot – their 6th release and their second for Cuneiform Records – is surprisingly different from The Quiet Room.
“… constructed from a diverse and unfashionable set of instruments, Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores are as bizarre as they appealing. This is wonderful stuff — brave and experimental, yet warmly human. Make room on your folk revival shelf for something that may be influenced by folk, but is in no way a revival.”
“No one else sounds like The Eyesores and with this album, no one combines such purity of vocal and instrumental work with such a sense of impending uneasiness (and I mean this as the highest compliment!). They offer experimental future folk with elements of real dirt and sweat — and a touch of mania. Highly recommended.”
“… a complex mix of psychedelic folk, progrock, old-time country, acidic cabaret, dark circus music, and sinister dream fragments that haunt in recurring motifs; all built around the musical visions of one Alec K. Redfearn.”
Dream Magazine #5
“The Eyesores jump around several subgenres of rock and folk music without breaking a sweat or turning an ankle. They use discord along side of melodic confection. They are gentle and harsh simultaneously. They rock without really rocking. They stagger and swear like a drunken sailor, but are still able to be sweet and charming. I like it.”
The Independent Mind
For more information, please call Tom O’Donnell at 455-8110. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Rochambeau.
For more about The Eyesores, visit www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/redfearn.html.