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Based in Metro Detroit, MI, USA, Eyestrings is a 4-piece progressive-influenced rock band.
Vocalist and keyboardist Ryan Parmenter is the primary composer. Mathew Kennedy, formerly of the renowned progressive band Discipline, plays the bass. Guitarist Alan Rutter was one third of the Los Angeles-based neo-prog trio RCA Project. And the backbone of Eyestrings, drummer Bob Young, was a founding member of the Detroit-area band Own.
“Burdened Hands” is the self-produced debut from Eyestrings, a 10-track, 66-minute album of original rock music with a rich spectrum of influences. [Warning: unauthorized name-dropping ahead...] You may hear hints of Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, Genesis, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Tom Waits, and some of your other favorites. The variety from one track to the next offers a welcome diversion for music lovers who long for an album that doesn’t get bogged down in one thing. And somehow, this variety never betrays the cohesiveness of the album. But of course you should hear it and judge for yourself...