Eyes of Mind

  • Eyes of Mind
  • Tales of the Turquoise Umbrella EP (Voxx) 1984 

Another dose of giddy psychedelic revivalism from Greg Shaw’s LA stable. Produced by Mark Wirtz (whose credits in the genre’s original era include Keith West’s Tomorrow, a legendary British psych band), the quartet takes the Edwardian flower power route path down the paisley road. Guitarist Jamie Phelan has a pleasant, fragile voice; the Eyes avoid slavish re-creation in favor of a subtler melodic evocation of the innocence and positivity of ’60s pop. Loverly.

[Ira Robbins]