Daniel Eyes & The Vibes
Daniel Eyes & The Vibes is an American rock band based out of Austin, Texas, formed in 2014. After recording several unreleased solo EP's, the band's primary vocalist, songwriter and guitar player, Daniel Eyes, formed The Vibes alongside drummer Cruz Crase. They recruited Russell Simonson on bass, and with the addition of guitarist, Dylan Stephens, rounded out the group's core.
Few bands have shot to local glory as quickly as Daniel Eyes & The Vibes, whose debut EP, Sweet Dreaming, was released in January, 2016. Riding some intense hype from live shows and early singles, this true rock 'n roll band has stormed through Austin this year, leading The Austin Chronicle to hail them as having "swagger bigger than the stage, unloading slacker punk energy with tunes that bounce between Eighties Dire Straits and Police, and the rawer garage guitar of Kurt Vile." During SXSW 2016 the band was also voted #2 Best New Austin Band and #3 Best Performing Rock Band in the Austin Chronicle Music Awards.
The band has also generated comparison to notable acts such as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Rolling Stones. While leaning heavily on older influences, the Vibes' music also embraces many contemporary elements placing them alongside artists such as Kings of Leon and Dawes. Daniel Eyes' knack for generating concise, tuneful pop nuggets keeps the band lingering in the minds of the audience far past their initial introduction. The Vibes are 2016 Black Fret nominees and were named Austin Music Foundation's Artist of The Month this past March.
The 'Sweet Dreaming' EP was recorded at both Church House Studios in Austin, Texas, and Studio 1916 in Kyle, Texas. Self-produced by Daniel Eyes, the EP had additional production from head engineer, Travis Kennedy ( Ryan Adams, Ben Kweller, Jimi Hendrix etc…) and was mastered by Grammy- Award Winning, Gavin Lurssen (Alison Krauss & Robert Plant, Eric Clapton, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars).