New Stephan Jenkins-Directed NSFW Music Video for
"Get Me Out Of Here" Now Streaming Online
Brand New Album, Dopamine, in Stores and Online Now
"Jenkins remains a consistent and capable leader on 'Dopamine'... the songwriting is
clean and captivating." - The Associated Press
"18 years down the road from 'Semi-Charmed Life', Jenkins still has got a knack for spinning sunshine out of moody tunes - 'Everything Is Easy' and 'Back to Zero' reimagine the Cure and Arcade Fire as radio gold, and 'Rites of Passage' kicks references
to Occupy and Bowie." - Rolling Stone
"'Dopamine' updates the band's assertively infectious sound, giving its frantic riffs and tongue-twisting wordplay a contemporary luster." - San Francisco Chronicle
Third Eye Blind, one of the most cited and emulated to this new generation of indie bands, has announced additional fall North American appearances on the heels of its recent sold-out summer amphitheater tour. Spanning the month of October, the tour will begin on Thursday, October 8 in Columbia, SC at Music Farm Columbia and take in 15 evenings across select cities in the U.S. including Asheville, NC on Saturday, October 10, Montclair, NJ on Friday, October 16, Memphis, TN on Tuesday, October 20, Louisville, KY on Saturday, October 24, Birmingham, AL on Wednesday, October 28, and culminate in a performance at Track 29 in Chattanooga, TN on Friday, October 30. A full listing of dates can be found below and more information on tickets can be found via Third Eye Blind's official website, http://www.thirdeyeblind.com.
Additionally, the band recently released their brand new NSFW music video for "Get Me Out Of Here." Directed by frontman Stephan Jenkins, "Get Me Out Of Here" stars actress Tara Perry (with a cameo appearance by Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional) and is a stylistic nod to the celebrated musical cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. "I think the idea behind my character being haunted by flashbacks and demonized by the ghost of a girlfriend past is that relationships are kind of a nightmare," Jenkins said of the video's concept. "That this coincides with the 40th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show just feels so lucky as well," he went on to add. "'I'm Going Home' has been our walk-out music every night for years and Tim Curry is a huge influence on me as a performer." Check out the brand new NSFW music video for "Get Me Out Of Here" HERE.
Third Eye Blind recently issued its first album in six years titled Dopamine (available on iTunes and Amazon) and celebrated its release with a two-month amphitheater tour with supporting act Dashboard Confessional. Songwriter Stephan Jenkins, renowned for his inimitable lyrical sensibility, developed this collection while on tour over the last few years behind the band's previous number one album, Ursa Major. Though it employs signature guitar riffs, Dopamine is very much an exploration and rumination of the present tense. Jenkins utilizes his characteristic rhythmic vocal style and lyrical prowess on issues of identity, connection, isolation and authenticity while keeping a sharp eye on a culture in rapid change. Paradoxically Third Eye Blind's focus on guitar and live playing sounds novel and newly fresh in a pop landscape consumed with sequenced drums and keyboard tracks. There is a sense of spontaneity to Dopamine that can only come from their evolution as a live band. What remains constant, however, is the endearing quality in the music and the fierce heartfelt core of Jenkins' narrative.
Third Eye Blind gained wide success at the end of the recording industry golden age. Their endurance and ability to adapt through the digital revolution speaks to the ingenuity and creativity found in the music. After four smash albums and millions of records sold worldwide, they continue to write, record and tour, entertaining their core audience while growing a larger, younger and more dedicated fanbase than ever. The band now work and communicate in a fluid new world where their music continues to naturally evolve. Their exchange with their audience is unfiltered, and being from the hub of the digital space, they are using it to develop a closer exchange with their audience, which will continue to flourish with the release of Dopamine.
Third Eye Blind will be making the following appearances throughout October. Tour dates below.
08 - Columbia, SC - Music Farm Columbia
09 - Daniel Island, SC - Family Circle Stadium
10 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
12 - Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre & Performing Arts Center
15 - Hampton, Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
16 - Montclair, NJ - The Wellmont Theatre
17 - Charlottesville, VA - The Jefferson
18 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
20 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
21 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
24 - Louisville, KY - Brown Theatre
26 - Bloomington, IN - The Bluebird
28 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
29 - Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre
30 - Chattanooga, TN - Track 29