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In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2018

Another year gone by means a few dozen more popular bands broke up, but not Coldplay. (No offense to them but imagine how psyched people…
Scott Lapatine | December 12, 2018 - 12:19 pm


The 20 Most Overlooked LPs Of 2010

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…
Stereogum | January 13, 2011 - 1:11 pm

Memo Random

Stereogum’s Favorite Artists’ Favorite Things In 2008

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…
Scott Lapatine | December 24, 2008 - 12:36 am

More Frog Eyes stories


Frog Eyes – “The Idiot’s Idiotic Storm”

Frog Eyes, the long-running Vancouver indie-rock band led by Carey Mercer, have finally called it a day. They released their final studio album, Violet Psalms,…
Peter Helman | September 24, 2018 - 10:12 am


Frog Eyes – “Pay For Fire”

After 17 years, the Canadian indie-rock outfit Frog Eyes are closing the book with their forthcoming final album Violet Psalms. The LP's lead single, "Idea
Julia Gray | April 17, 2018 - 11:02 am

Frog Eyes Announce Breakup, Final Album

Frog Eyes have had a good run. The Vancouver indie rock band has been going since 2001. They once counted Wolf Parade's Spencer Krug as…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2018 - 10:50 am

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 Stosuy | 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 Stosuy | 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 Stosuy | 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 Stosuy | June 26, 2009 - 2:12 pm