Animal Eyes – Live from the Banana Stand will be available online on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013. A special, limited number of physical editions will be available on Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at Mississippi Studios as part of the release event sponsored by KZME. Purchase advance tickets online for $6. Until then, please enjoy the preview track, “Saw You,” along with a video of “Gizzly Bear.”
Portland by way of Alaska, Animal Eyes are part of the indispensable crew of musicians that hang with The We Shared Milk, Fanno Creek, and a several of the other bands that have recorded at the Banana Stand over the years, supporting each other by attending shows and playing along side them at different gigs around town. One of our earlier shows in 2012, the secret recording ended up being having a huge crowd of friends and fans. The show was also our first partnership with Collective-47 Productions to create videos from the performances.
We’ve been wanting to put this album out for a long, but with the band being on tour and then taking a short break, we decided to wait to the right moment in order to get as many listeners as possible. We hope it’s worth the wait.
If you’re not familiar with the band, read our interview with them from last year. Multiple vocalists, shredding guitars, a little jammed-out without being spacey, Animal Eyes have a wild sound that manages to be tamed just enough that their catchy melodies will stay with you after the songs are over.
Animal Eyes – Live from the Banana Stand was recorded before a live audience on March 3rd, 2012 at the Banana Stand in Portland, Oregon. The album was mixed and mastered by Tyler Keane of Log Across The Washer. Michael McIerney of Collective-47 Prodcutions produced art for the album, which includes original photography from him and the original show poster by Brian David Smith. The Banana Stand would like to thank Animal Eyes (Colin, Tyler, Sam, Figley, and Haven), all who participated in this album’s creation and anyone that has helped us out along the way.