The Waking Eyes


the-waking-eyesfeat[From Wikipedia] The Waking Eyes is a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg and Steinbach, Manitoba. The band formed after the break-up of two other Manitoba bands, The Pets from Steinbach and Novillero from Winnipeg. In 2002 The Waking Eyes released a full-length album, Combing the Clouds. This was followed up by their 2004 album, Video Sound. The line up in the band changed when bassist Russ Duerksen left and Joey Penner was introduced.
The band has been on several tours, having traveled all across Canada, as well as into the United States and to overseas locations such as Germany for POPKOMM’s “Kick it like Canada”. In 2005 the group was nominated for a Juno Award for New Group of the Year but lost to Alexisonfire.
The Waking Eyes spent the better part of 2006 holed-up in their Winnipeg jam space, writing and demoing songs for their next album. Pre-production took place in Winnipeg during February 2007.
The band recorded the follow-up to Video Sound in a Winnipeg studio in May 2007 with producer/engineer John Paul Peters (formerly of The Undecided).
The Waking Eyes’ new record, Holding on to Whatever It Is, was released digitally via iTunes on July 1, 2008. The band released the record on vinyl in September 2008, and CD copies became available November 4, 2008.

Artist / AlbumYearCreditPurchase
The Waking Eyes
Holding On To Whatever It Is
Jul 2008
Phil Demetro