You probably wouldn't guess that San Francisco indie rocker Maryam Qudus, better known by her moniker Doe Eye, was once working toward medical school. One day in the middle of a trigonometry class, she slammed her pencil on her desk and walked out, because all she could think of was this guitar riff that was stuck in her head. Three months later she found herself in a studio in San Jose, Calif., recording her debut EP titled "Run Run Run," which she released in August 2011. Doe Eye's first single "I Hate You" attracted CBS' Bay Area radio station Live 105, where the song debuted during its week of release. Doe Eye has also been buzzing nationally, being named Fuse TV's Unsigned Artist of the Month and charting at No. 8 on Hype Machine this past January. The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist continues her musical endeavors studying at the Berklee College of Music, and she is currently preparing for her a new EP, which she is funding via Kickstarter and hoping to release in mid-2012.I was reading in Billboard where Doe Eye was off to Las Vegas to appear in the Chevy/Billboard Battle of the Bands.
Let's wish her good luck, and check out some of her sounds to get in the mood.
Maryam's hometown is Union City, which is just around the corner from here.
It is the city in which I have received every traffic ticket I have garnered since I have lived in California.
I think the Union City cops have it out for me, but don't hold it against Doe Eye.
Just enjoy the vibe.
I Hate You
That first song is from this is from this amazing EP
Run Run Run - acoustic version
And finally today a couple of live tracks from a recent San Francisco gig.
Won't Sleep Tonight
Live at Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco CA, on 11 Feb 2012 ...New song: tentative title
Wait For You