These Green Eyes, Alternative Music Series band to play Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts October 14


Image: Those Green EyesThese Green Eyes, skyrocketed to second most listened to artist on PureVolume after only one year of fomenting their current lineup. Now, this "Post Hardcore/Punk/Alternative" (according to PureVolume) band from Madison, Conn. plays the Alternative Music Series (AMS) at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts, Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. in the Black Box-Wien Experimental Theatre. Opening bands are TBA. Tickets for Fairfield University students and the public are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

The seeds of These Green Eyes were planted in 2003 when drummer Mark Brundrett, guitarist Greg Mauro and bassist Zach Braz met in high school and began a creative partnership. From the original trio, the band added two more members and evolved in new directions, after unexpectedly experiencing difficult times.

Tackling issues of friendship, loss, remorse, and ultimately hope, These Green Eyes evoke a far more visceral variety of emotion on their breakthrough disc "Relapse To Recovery," boiling down five years of trials and tribulations as a unit that culminated with the tragic and unexpected loss of a close band friend to suicide.

"Relapse To Recovery" is eleven driving and melodic anthems varying from a world-weary worldview with opener "At The End," to high octane vendettas like the scream-along chorus of "Sucker Punch" to ruminations on the loss of friendship and the wistful closer "Time Of Our Lives."

Since the release of "Relapse," the group has been recording and touring and sharing bills across the country with groups such as with Fall Out Boy, New Found Glory, The Academy Is..., The Higher, Less Than Jake, Hidden In Plain View, Silverstein and Gym Class Heroes. In 2007 this led to being signed with the newly christened indie label Blackledge Music.

With wrenching fluidity and the experience of recent recordings, These Green Eyes have channeled their punk, post-hardcore, and arena rock influences into an anthemic wall of sound that's all their own.

Tickets are available at fairfield.edu/quick or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 877-ARTS-396.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 6, 2009

Vol. 42, No. 80