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Scranton rock band Eye on Attraction returns with first show featuring new singer at O’Leary’s Pub on April 29

Scranton rock band Eye on Attraction returns with first show featuring new singer at O’Leary’s Pub on April 29
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Last month, Scranton progressive/alternative rock band Eye on Attraction announced their long-awaited return with a new singer and an animated lyric video for the catchy single “Pleasantville,” garnering over 26,000 views on YouTube in just one month. Now, they’ve announced their debut show with frontwoman Jen Fracas at O’Leary’s Pub in Scranton on Saturday, April 29.

Doors at O’Leary’s (514 Ash St., Scranton) open at 8 p.m., and the 21+ show starts at 9:30 p.m. Scranton indie pop rock band Esta Coda and local singer/songwriter Katie Evans will open the night, which will be Eye on Attraction’s first concert in Northeastern Pennsylvania since 2015.

Tickets are $8 if ordered in advance on or $10 at the door. The band’s shows like this have sold out before, so with anticipation building for this one, it may be wise to purchase these in advance.

Following a successful tour with Las Vegas hard rock band Adelitas Way last year, Eye on Attraction parted ways with their second vocalist and took about a year off to work on some new music with Fracas, who has helped with the band’s marketing and graphic design for years.

“I was always a ‘behind-the-scenes’ gal, but I’m really looking forward to being a part of the show for once!” Fracas told NEPA Scene in the band’s first interview since their reappearance.

“I’ve always wanted to pursue music. In high school, I started playing guitar and learning basic music theory. There was a time between vocalists a couple years ago where [drummer] Andrew [Merkle] and I had talked about the possibility of me filling in, but I wanted to pursue marketing/graphic design, so we tabled it. When the opportunity came up a year ago, I was in a position where I wanted to try something new, creatively. It just made sense.”

Following their two previous EPs, the band is currently recording three new tracks and will be releasing them one at a time before bundling them with “Pleasantville” for an EP. “Pleasantville” is available to download now on iTunes.

“We want to give our fans time to digest each track before moving on to the next,” Merkle explained. “We have some title ideas bouncing around [for the EP], but nothing we are ready to commit to just yet!”

Known for their musical experimentation and high-energy performances, EoA plans to embark on a spring/summer tour, but not without getting a big sendoff from their hometown first.

See photos of Eye on Attraction playing with their previous vocalist in Waymart here and watch their rare acoustic set at NEPA Scene’s Got Talent in 2015 here.

Edited photo by Alex Seeley Photography