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Animal Eyes will release the single "Grizzly Bear" on Sept. 12.Photo courtesy of Joshua Veldstr
 Posted: 10:51 AM September 13, 2012

Alaska-bred, Portland-based band Animal Eyes will perform its experimental indie rock at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Caldera Tap House, 31 Water St., Ashland.

Guitarists Tyler Figley and Tyler Langham hail from the small (population 900) town of Talkeetna, Alaska, while their bandmates — accordionist Sam Tenhoff, drummer Haven Multz-Matthews and bassist Colin McArthur — come from the slightly larger (population 5,000) coastal town of Homer, Alaska.

About four years ago, McArthur migrated south to Portland. The rest of the musicians followed about two years later and, in May 2011, formed Animal Eyes.

The band's originals feature folksy lyrics, a rock energy and offbeat, world-inspired rhythms with a nod to Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear and Animal Collective. Animal Eyes released its debut, "Found in the Forest," in November 2011 and will release several singles, including "Grizzly Bear," this fall.

The cover to the show at Caldera is $3. Call 541-482-4677 or see

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