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Calendar, Night&Day Look Into Them

Look Into Them

Carey Mercer’s voice is uniquely expressive: Once you overcome the initial shock of his guttural quiver and strangled whoops, it’s possible to feel halfway comfortable inside the fitful songs of his longtime band, Frog Eyes. Listening back to the Canadian…
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Music, All Shook Down The Weekend Hitlist: 6/6 - 6/8

The Weekend Hitlist: 6/6 - 6/8

Finally another long work week gives way to the weekend! Since there's no big blockbusters to check out (unless you count Kung Fu Panda and You Don't Mess With the Zohan). BUT everyone knows neither Jack Black nor Adam…
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Calendar, Night&Day

The Times, They Are A-Modern

Drawing strongly on Dick Dale and Neutral Milk Hotel and using a skittering drum to offset the glossy guitars, the Oakland folky rockers in Amos Payne also remind us a little bit of Frog Eyes. The band is four white…
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Music, Reviewed Destroyer


On this six-track EP, a handful of tunes from Destroyer's totally awesome 2004 art-synth overload Your Blues are given a rock/folk/freak facelift courtesy of last year's tourmates, Frog Eyes. Anyone who saw the Destroyer/ Frog Eyes circus is probably still…
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Music, Reviewed Frog Eyes

Frog Eyes

If it weren't for the between-song banter at Frog Eyes shows, you'd think singer/ guitarist Carey Mercer was a pretty fucked-up dude. It's during these conversation breaks that his awkward/ shy/Canadian/artist side is revealed, the side that is very much…
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Music, Reviewed The Court & Spark

The Court & Spark

We'll be honest: We don't love Court & Spark frontman M.C. Taylor's twangy, low-register, sometimes Jerry Garcia-ish singing. In fact, if the group's latest, Witch Season, had been released on a label besides the local Absolutely Kosher, known for putting…
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Calendar, Night&Day Canada's Xenophonia

Canada's Xenophonia

Frog Eyes isn't your normal rock band. Its members speak softly, even intelligently, and appear mild-mannered. Drummer Melanie Campbell in particular, with her girlish ponytails and sensible skirts, doesn't seem cut from wild-woman cloth. So when a blast of tightly…
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