(Photo: Aleks Bars)
San Francisco’s Evil Eyes, the band led by Nashville transplants Greg Mabry and Joe Frabotta, was one of my favorite new bands of 2012, a year which they spent releasing a great collection of singles and videos, and playing a handful of shows. We haven’t heard much from Evil Eyes in 2013, but that’s because they’ve been busy recording their debut LP, Borderlines, which is set for a July 24 release. Ten of the 12 tracks are brand new, while previously released songs “Keep Your Mind on Me” and “Evil Eyes” were reworked for the album. The LP builds on their dreamy desert highway pop vibes and creates a sound that forms a bridge between modern alt-folk acts and rock and roll from the ’80s. On Wednesday, Spin premiered the first single off Borderlines, “Shake the Dust”, which you can listen to below. I’m hoping a video for the track involves a car chase.