Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ I am going to introduce y’all to an AMAZING new band that you will be rocking out to ALL SUMMER (and fall, winter, spring…basically forever…but let’s continue). If you love awesome rock bands with cool female lead singers like Paramore, Flyleaf, etc., then you’ll love ‘Eclipses For Eyes’. This Tempe, AZ band consists of: Lexi Salazar (Vocals), Cameron Dartt (Guitar), Allen Zettel ( Guitar), Dustin Yoes (Drums), and Alex Cardwell ( Bass). They are quickly gaining a fiercely loyal fan base, and will very soon become a staple in any of your music playlist. The band also recently won the 2014 Hot Topic Battle of The Bands, which was an online competition, in which fans voted for their favorite band (see I told you everyone loved this band!). So if you want to learn more about ‘Eclipses For Eyes’ (and you know that you do), please read on!
The first video that we’re going to discuss is ‘Eclipses For Eyes’ cover of Taylor Swift’s hit song ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ (located here à I Knew You Were Trouble Cover). I really love this cover for many reasons, first of all, Lexxi puts her AMAZING vocals center stage on this cover, and trust me her voice will blow you away. Another aspect of this rendition that makes it really unique, is the use of a violin. The violin adds a unique flair to the track, which shows that ‘Eclipses For Eyes’ is not just a cover band, but a band of artists. The band’s led singer Lacey also has her own YouTube page, where she posts covers, and vlogs. I really enjoyed her videos, because she covers a wide range of topics, such as how to be a vegan, updates for ‘Eclipses For Eyes’, and suicide awareness/prevention (which is a topic that is very near and dear to her heart. You can find out why by watching this video Suicide awareness/prevention story). I really love it when musicians allow their fans to get to know them on a personal level, because I feel like this just allows a fan to feel more like a friend to their favorite stars, which makes you love them even more.
The band also has numerous original songs on their YouTube page. The first original song that we’re going to discuss is called ‘Sharks’ (which is also the band’s first music video on their page, you can find it here à Eclipses For Eyes – Sharks [Official Music Video] – YouTube). ‘Sharks’ is a very high energy song that all rock fans will absolutely love! The track is completely addictive due to its energy and the very relatable lyrics that it contains. I have honestly had this song on repeat ever since I first heard it. The music video definitely does the song justice, and keeps the viewer engaged from start to finish. My favorite thing about this track is that it just gets better the more times you hear it, and it never feels played out. Next up, is the band’s song ‘Letters’ (the official music video for this track can be found here àEclipses For Eyes – “Letters” Official Music Video). This is another infectious, high energy song that will bring out your inner rock star (and yes your mirror and hairbrush do think you’re awesome). I really like the drum beat on this track, because it reminds me of a marching/heart beat, which just adds a cool flair to the song. The music video was a lot of fun to watch, but my favorite part of ‘Eclipses For Eyes’ videos (and honestly their songs in general), is that you can tell that they are very passionate about their music. I love it when bands allow you to see how much their music means to them, and how connected they are to their work, because I feel that this just gives off a genuine and sincere vibe which makes you care more about the music.
So did you love them? Yes! See, I knew you would. Well trust me you’re not alone. ‘Eclipses For Eyes’ currently has 45,100 followers on Twitter, 4,085 ‘likes’ on Facebook, 1,641 followers on Instagram, 1,448 subscribers on YouTube, and 37,553 total views on YouTube. With this kind of fanbase backing them, and their own individual advance level of natural talent and artistry, I definitely see them going far. So if I were you, I would definitely check out their music, and connect with them on all of their social media websites now, so you can be ahead of the curve when ‘Eclipses For Eyes’ blows up (which they will do VERY soon).
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