Paper Bag Records will release Frog Eyes’ Carey’s Cold Spring on vinyl and compact disc worldwide on June 17th. The label will also be releasing Carey Mercer’s book called Clouds of Evil, a collection of essays compiled.Read More
Frog Eyes is led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Carey Mercer. Drummer Melanie Campbell. and Mercer are married, and are Frog Eyes’ only two permanent members. Campbell is originally from Penticton, British Columbia, as is former member Spencer Krug.
Mercer’s prior band Blue Pine, which also included member Michael Rak, released two records, although the second Blue Pine remained unreleased during the band’s existence, instead being released as a bonus album appended to the reissue of Frog Eyes’ debut, The Bloody Hand. Mercer also has a solo project, Blackout Beach, and has released two albums (Light Flows the Putrid Dawn and Skin of Evil),one single on Soft Abuse, and another LP, “Fuck Death” on Dead Oceans. Different versions of three Blackout Beach songs appear on Frog Eyes releases.
Frog Eyes performed with Destroyer in live shows and on Dan Bejar’s album Notorious Lightning & Other Works. This collaboration led to the formation of Swan Lake, a “songwriter’s project” with Dan Bejar of Destroyer/The New Pornographers and Spencer Krug of Sunset Rubdown/Wolf Parade. Frog Eyes performed at Wavelength No. 177 in August 2003 (Wavelength Music Arts Projects).
On April 26, 2010, Frog Eyes released their fifth full-length studio album, Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph, in the UK. It was released a day later in the US. It is the band’s first release on Bloomington, Indiana indie label Dead Oceans