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There were more albums released in 2010 than could fit on all the lists released in 2010. (And there were many lists.) With that in mind, and certain ’10 records still ringing in our ears, we put our heads together and thought about some of last year’s favorites that, for some reason or other, didn’t… More »

We love year-end lists, it’s really a shame that no one made any this month. To remedy that, we asked a handful of our favorite artists what music they dug most over the last twelve months. No Age, Grizzly Bear, Girl Talk, Antony Hegarty, Robin Pecknold, Sara Quin, and Kevin Barnes are among the familiar… More »

When the spotlight douses Victoria, B.C.’s Frog Eyes, its beams are usually blinding frontman Carey Mercer. The guy cuts quite a figure — a rocket of bottled energy — but drummer Melanie Campbell’s not the sort of player to hide in the background: She beats a mighty staccato syncopation (or a “ding dong the witch… More »

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Stream Frog Eyes Pickpocket’s Locket (Stereogum Premiere)

Carey Mercer has always seemed more like a shaman than a songwriter. He sings incantations, not songs, and his voice doesn't sound like anything that…
Peter Helman | August 24, 2015 - 9:29 am

Frog Eyes – “Two Girls (One For Heaven And The Other One For Rome)”

Frog Eyes have shared a second song from their upcoming new album, Pickpocket's Locket, following lead single "Joe With The Jam." Carey Mercer's painterly lyric…
James Rettig | August 6, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Frog Eyes – “Joe With The Jam” Video

A few weeks back, Carey Mercer announced the latest Frog Eyes album, Pickpocket's Locket and shared lead single "Joe With The Jam." Now, that track…
James Rettig | July 10, 2015 - 11:09 am

Frog Eyes – “Joe With the Jam”

Carey Mercer wrote the last Frog Eyes album, Carey's Cold Spring, in an effort to come to terms with his throat cancer diagnosis and the…
James Rettig | June 29, 2015 - 1:37 pm

Frog Eyes Carey’s Cold Spring Details

Today, Frog Eyes’ Carey Mercer posted the details of a new album on Bandcamp, but the information is written straight-forwardly, I was caught off-guard by…
Miles Bowe | September 18, 2013 - 2:26 pm

Blackout Beach – “Beautiful Burning Desire” (Stereogum Premiere)

Blackout Beach is the unsettling solo side project of Frog Eyes/Swan Lake member Carey Mercer; you might remember the two tracks we posted from his…
Tom Breihan | September 8, 2011 - 1:24 pm

Frog Eyes – “The Sensitive Girls” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The video for Frog Eyes' "The Sensitive Girls" -- a song from one of 2010's most overlooked albums Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph -- was directed…
brandon | March 24, 2011 - 1:13 pm

Frog Eyes – “Lear In Love” (Stereogum Premiere)

The exuberantly layered "Lear In Love" is the first Frog Eyes to remind me of Katy Perry. It's the repeated "I kissed a girl" toward…
brandon | March 29, 2010 - 2:58 pm

New Frog Eyes – “A Flower In A Glove”

Led by sagacious howler, songwriter, and occasional op-ed writer Carey Mercer, Frog Eyes are following 2007's Tears Of The Valedictorian with Paul's Tomb: A Triumph.
brandon | February 2, 2010 - 3:57 pm

Indie Rockers Eulogize The King Of Pop

It wouldn't be all that risky to say everyone of a certain age has a Michael Jackson moment. He was a cultural phenomenon on a…
brandon | June 26, 2009 - 2:12 pm

New Blackout Beach – “Astoria, Menthol Lite, Hilltop, Wave of Evil, 1982″ (Stereogum Premiere)

Blackout Beach's Skin Of Evil is a monster of an album, and not just because Carey Mercer often sounds like one while incanting his dark…
brandon | November 21, 2008 - 1:28 pm

New Blackout Beach – “Cloud Of Evil”

Frog Eyes mastermind Carey Mercer also records as Blackout Beach: 2004's Light Flows the Putrid Dawn is an inky, dramatic Bowie-on-downers favorite. Judging from "Cloud…
brandon | October 14, 2008 - 10:16 am

New Frog Eyes Video – “Idle Songs”

Those Frog Eyes. We knew they had a nurse in their ranks, but what fine actors! In the Victoria band's first ever video -- directed…
brandon | January 23, 2008 - 5:03 pm

The ‘Gum Drop XIII: Hear New Frog Eyes, Win New Miles Davis

'Gum Droppers, you may wanna pop into that spam folder; there's a good chance this week's blast wound up sorted alongside other sordid emails due…
Stereogum | November 21, 2007 - 12:26 pm

Frog Eyes – “Policy Merchant 2: Ah Shit Man”

After Frog Eyes drummer Melanie Campbell stopped by to discuss her job as a nurse and her husband, Frog Eyes's vocalist/guitarist Carey Mercer, provided us…
Stereogum | November 20, 2007 - 12:52 pm

Frog Eyes – Tears Of The Valedictorian

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Stereogum | November 19, 2007 - 6:32 pm

Post-Consumer: 546 Free Live Streams

This morning we got an email from Nicholas Taplin, who recently launched Post-Consumer a website currently hosting 546 live recordings of bands that played Santa…
Stereogum | November 14, 2007 - 3:29 pm