Watch Keith Buckley’s Many Eyes pay homage to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” with “Revelation” video

Former Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley‘s new band Many Eyes have released the music video for their debut single, “Revelation.” Keith spoke in our interview about the strong influence of ’90s grunge on this new project, and the video pays homage to Nirvana’s classic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video, with Many Eyes performing up close and personal with a very rowdy crowd.

“As with any and all Revelations…we appeared out of nowhere in our truest, most timeless form,” Keith says via press release. “This video doesn’t just capture who we are, it conveys who we have always been. Within the swirling energy is an immovable expression of our love for music and the connections created by that love. This is us at our source and center. A truth to which we as a band will always return.”

Speaking more about that grunge influence in our interview, Keith said, “We took this energy from an era that has vanished–I mean the kind of overall theme to the ’90s was rebellion and anti-establishment and anti-institution, and they rebelled so well that they either died or are no longer culturally relevant… I want to make sure that maybe we can sound a rallying cry for more people like us, who grew up on the same music and who miss that that sense of… the spirituality about it, you know?”

About “Revelation,” Keith said, “This was about me wrestling with the anger that I had, but not towards anyone specifically; it was about the idea of alcoholism and what it had done to my life and that it put all my relationships in jeopardy, and that eventually it just came to identify my relationships entirely. So I kind of anthropomorphized the vice of alcoholism, and then obviously because I was reading the Bible a lot, I used a metaphor of just seeing it as the devil itself, which, the more I came to think about it, the more it actually felt true.”

Read more here and watch the video below.

Many Eyes will be on the road next year opening Thursday‘s War All The Time 20th anniversary tour, alongside Rival Schools. That hits NYC on February 24 at Irving Plaza. All dates are listed below.

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Thursday / Rival Schools / Many Eyes — 2024 Tour Dates
01/25 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
01/26 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic
01/27 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
01/28 – McKees Rocks, PA @ Roxian Theatre
01/30 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
01/31 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
02/01 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
02/02 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
02/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
02/05 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
02/06 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
02/08 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
02/09 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
02/10 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
02/11 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theater
02/13 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk (Outside)
02/15 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
02/16 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
02/17 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
02/18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
02/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
02/21 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
02/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
02/23 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27
02/24 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza