Crystal Eyes

Live Act Dream Pop Shoegaze Garage Rock Psych Indie
Crystal Eyes - Dream Pop Shoegaze Garage Rock Psych Indie Live Act in Calgary

Crystal Eyes Short Info

Crystal Eyes was spawned from the nomadic jams of Erin Jenkins and Mathieu Blanchard in cities across Canada, ranging from Tofino to Halifax. The result of these sessions is a collection of melancholic dream pop falling somewhere in between Francoise Hardy and Guided by Voices.

After returning to Calgary, the two recruited Chris Dadge (Lab Coast, Chad Van Gaalen, Alvvays) to record and play bass for their first EP 'No Man is an Island', which was released on Shake! Records in May 2015. Renowned Canadian singer/songwriter Samantha Savage Smith (Arts and Crafts) joined the band on guitar shortly after, adding a rich second layer of sweet and warm guitar leads.

Their new album, The Female Imagination was completed in July 2016. Again recorded by Chris Dadge on a Tascam 388, it features warm, reverb-drenched tones and live-off-the-floor performances that blend 90's shoegaze and 60's garage rock. The first single, Already Gone premiered on Chart Attack in October 2016, with the album release date TBD. 2016 saw the band complete a cross-country tour including an appearance at Pop Montreal.

Crystal Eyes was spawned from the nomadic jams of Erin Jenkins and Mathieu Blanchard in cities across Canada, ranging from Tofino to Halifax. The result of these sessions is a collection of melancholic dream pop falling somewhere in between Francoise Hardy and Guided by Voices.

After returning to Calgary, the two recruited Chris Dadge (Lab Coast, Chad Van Gaalen, Alvvays) to record and play bass for their first EP 'No Man is an Island', which was released on Shake! Records in May 2015. Renowned Canadian singer/songwriter Samantha Savage Smith (Arts and Crafts) joined the band on guitar shortly after, adding a rich second layer of sweet a...

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Past Gigs Crystal Eyes

  • 01 | 2016 Calgary BIG Winter Classic Festival
  • 01 | 2016 Edmonton 9910
  • 09 | 2015 Edmonton Wunderbar
  • 08 | 2015 Toronto Silver Dollar Room
  • 08 | 2015 Montreal Pop Montreal
  • 07 | 2015 Ottawa K-Hole
  • 07 | 2015 Halifax Vulva Culture EP release
  • 07 | 2015 Montreal Passovah Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Moncton The Esquire
  • 06 | 2015 Ardmore Golden West Music Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Vancouver Shake-a-Rama Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Nanaimo Shake-a-Rama Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Victoria Shake-a-Rama Festival
  • 05 | 2015 Calgary Sled Island Festival
  • 04 | 2015 Calgary Broken City

Discography Crystal Eyes

  • 2015 No Man is an Island EP | Shake! records

Media

  • Media Here She Comes

Origin

  • Calgary CA

Founded

  • 2015

Members

  • Erin Jenkins vocals/guitar
  • Chris Dadge bass
  • Samantha Savage Smith guitar
  • Mathieu Blanchard drums