Anticipation was high at O’Leary’s Pub in Scranton on Saturday, April 29. It had been over a year since the progressive/alternative rock band had toured with Adelitas Way and parted ways with their second vocalist, and almost two years since they played back in their hometown. That night was also the debut of new singer Jen Fracas after releasing their first single with her, “Pleasantville,” back in February.
The evening began with an acoustic set by local singer/songwriter Katie Evans and drummer Anthony “Shiny” Montini playing a mix of her own original songs and covers before Esta Coda took the stage. The Scranton indie band performed pop rock songs from both their EPs as their next album with famed producer Will Yip awaits release, closing with “Fireworks” as the room was ready to explode.
And it did as the familiar opening riff of “The Most Dangerous Game” from Eye on Attraction’s first EP, “The Factory,” started to play. From there, it was nonstop energy from the group known for their intense live shows as Fracas quickly proved she could handle both old and new material, including “Pleasantville” (which already had members of the crowd singing along) and the public’s first listen to new song “Kentucky.” After leaving the stage following “16 Queens” and returning for an encore, they closed out the nine-song set with “Welcome Home” by Coheed and Cambria, a band that has influenced the group from their beginnings back in 2010.
Seven years later, it seems they’ve found the right frontwoman with the perfect fans to back them up as they continue their musical journey in 2017 with this big first step.
Read Eye on Attraction’s first interview since their return here.
by Alex Seeley
Alex is a Lake Ariel resident whose photos can be seen in several local newspapers, websites, and art galleries. He runs Alex Seeley Photography and shoots everything from portraits to weddings to concerts.