Doe Eye, who is a regular play on the Soundcheck show and BFD Local Band Stage, will be very busy this fall.
They raised a substantial amount of money over the summer to record their debut full length album, which was just recently completed. They embark on a mini national tour this fall opening for bands like Allen Stone, The Head and The Heart, and Dan Croll and will perform Arcade Fire’s Funeral in its entirety at a show in San Francisco.
I recently caught up with Doe Eye’s Maryam Qudos about what she and the band have in store for the next few months and how they got all mixed up in a show that involves them covering Arcade Fire’s Funeral album.
Nadia: So first things first, thank you for playing Live 105’s BFD back in May. How was that experience?
Maryam: Playing BFD was such a blast. It was an honor to be apart of such a huge Bay Area music festival and playing alongside Passion Pit, Jimmy Eat World and several other amazing bands. I can’t wait to do it again!!
N: Following your BFD appearance you went straight to work on completing your debut album. Will it encompass the same ideas and themes as your previous EPs or will it be something totally different that fans will see as a growth from the EPs?
M: The new record is different from the previous EPs but has a familiarity to it since it’s still me who’s writing the songs and singing in them. Working together with John Vanderslice and a team of amazing musicians really helped elevate this album. We tried a lot of new sounds and moods that you never heard on the previous EPs. I can’t wait to share it!!
N: So you are finally going on mini tour, what do you have planned for it?
M: Yes! I am touring – I just finished playing a festival in Reno with Allen Stone and playing a show in SF covering Arcade Fire’s Funeral this Sunday 9/22. Next week we are headed towards the Midwest supporting PAPA, Dan Croll and playing Midpoint Music Festival.
N: Now the opening date for tour is pretty interesting. You will be covering all of Arcade Fire’s Funeral this Sunday at Brick and Mortar. How did you get mixed up with an opportunity to do it?
M: Radio Silence reached out to me about kicking off a new monthly concert series of bands covering albums of their heroes. They asked me what album I wanted to cover and I had a few in mind – Arcade Fire Funeral was the album I really wanted to do. It’s a really special album to me, I grew up listening to them and they are a big inspiration to my own music. Funeral is also almost hitting the 10 year mark so it felt like a good time to give it a tribute.