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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 just how upsetting it is. He begins by…   Read Story »
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 last Blackout Beach album, 2008's Skin Of Evil.…   Read Story »
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 by the London-based Russian artist Marsha Balaeva. She used…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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 the end of the track. Not much, no, but Carey Mercer's too sharp…   Read Story »
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. We've only heard the collection's…   Read Story »
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 much larger scale than almost anyone else making music today (in some…   Read Story »
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,…   Read Story »
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 Bowie-on-Scott Walker woe. A month or so ago we gave you…   Read Story »
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 Of Evil," the lead (and…   Read Story »