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 simply saying it is not a concept album, though it is inspired by some of the things that have happened to him over the last three years — including being diagnosed with throat cancer and dealing with the death of his father. He will release the album through Bandcamp, he writes, in order to keep himself out of any label obligations, and is optimistic about getting better. Go to here to read the full details and listen to “Claxxon’s Lament,” the song that Mercer sang for his father on his death bed, below.
Carey’s Cold Spring is out 10/7.