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Founded in August 2001, Black Eyes was a Washington, D.C. post-hardcore group who produced two albums in the early-2000s before breaking up at the height of their popularity. The band members had previously worked together in acts like Trooper and the No-Gos before forming Black Eyes.
The band's debut full length was released on Dischord in April 2003 following several singles on Ruffian Records and Planaria. Produced by Ian MacKaye and Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios, Black Eyes features ten groove-and-destroy tracks propelled by a blistering double-drummer/double-bass-player attack.
Black Eyes also created a unique live experience as the members made a symmetrical shape on stage, two drummers, one on either side of the stage, two bass players, one at the back and one at the front, and one guitarist in the middle. Their shows were chaotic and often melted down into frenzied, rhythmic jam sessions, with most of the audience partaking in the mayhem by the end of the set.