Eyes For Volume
Eyes For Volume
The goal was met and 2007's "Very Coherent" was the result. This was the first release by Eyes For Volume to showcase Whelan's writing and vocals. The album was recorded electronically, similar to the original 2006 demos, however, they were less electronic, and contained more song structure. It was at the end of the recording session for "Very Coherent" that Whelan decided to finally practice his neglected guitar a little more, and the album closer featured it. Within a month, Whelan released the C.N.Y.E.P, which was a release dedicated to his girlfriend.
The album contained 2 songs (Almost (Stars), New Year) penned in the summer of 2006 which were revamped, as well as two covers (The Beatles, Parenthetical Girls). The EP was similar in style to the previous month's "Very Coherent". Whelan worked on his songwriting and musical ability and from March to June, he recorded "With Ears To Oak," an album with a very loose, very mild tree/forest/woods theme. The album strayed from the style of the last two releases for the most part, and included mostly ukulele and guitar, though some songs contained recorder, keyboards, and strictly vocal harmonies. The album showed many of Whelan's influences through short pop songs with a lot of heart.
Whelan's narrative lyrics shone through in songs such as "Son, I'll Protect You," while others, such as "Our Lives" and "Late" help express his emotional poetic lyrics. Other songs were simply fun, such as "July!." After writing songs for 2 years, Eyes for Volume was expanded to a full band (including members of Spirit and Dust) in the Fall of 2009 and is currently hard at work on their debut album as a full band. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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