Carey Mercer

Carey Mercer is a member of Frog Eyes, Swan Lake and Blackout Beach. You can follow him on Twitter here.

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Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Swan Lake) Talks Zachary Cale’s Duskland

By Carey Mercer | September 17, 2015

Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Swan Lake) Talks Zachary Cale’s Duskland

Zachary Cale's album might sound timeless, yet it's rooted in a very specific time: sunset. But the sunset of what? A day, an empire, an era?

Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Swan Lake) Talks Playing a Private Show for a Dying Fan

By Carey Mercer | May 23, 2015

Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Swan Lake) Talks Playing a Private Show for a Dying Fan

On moving past discomfort with the idea of fandom.

Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Swan Lake) Talks Jessica Pratt’s On Your Own Love Again

By Carey Mercer | January 30, 2015

Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Swan Lake) Talks Jessica Pratt’s On Your Own Love Again

Jessica Pratt’s second album is a total beauty. And not just because it illustrates the difference between letting yourself be and capital-B Being.

Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Swan Lake) Talks Amen Dunes’ Love

By Carey Mercer | December 24, 2014

Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Swan Lake) Talks Amen Dunes’ Love

When we dream of escaping ourselves, escaping the mundane beginnings that swaddle us, from our earliest embarrassments on into our teenage years...

Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Swan Lake) Talks Viet Cong’s Cassette

By Carey Mercer | July 22, 2014

Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Swan Lake) Talks Viet Cong’s Cassette

What does it mean when a band from a conservative Canadian town names itself after Southeast Asian Communist rebels from the '60s?

Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Swan Lake) Talks Protomartyr’s Under Color of Official Right

By Carey Mercer | May 29, 2014

Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Swan Lake) Talks Protomartyr’s Under Color of Official Right

One month or one year ago — it doesn't really matter now — somewhere and some time — I can't remember — in this late-era at least, in the...

Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes) Talks Mick Turner’s Don’t Tell the Driver

By Carey Mercer | November 19, 2013

Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes) Talks Mick Turner’s Don’t Tell the Driver

Listening to someone gush about something is as dreadful as hearing someone else's dreams or listening to a parent drone on about the excellence of...

Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Swan Lake) Talks His Battle with Cancer and How He Learned to Respect Death.

By Carey Mercer | October 12, 2013

Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Swan Lake) Talks His Battle with Cancer and How He Learned to Respect Death.

An essay about bringing a curse upon myself and my family by naming a record Fuck Death, and my repentance, and what I did in July...

Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Swan Lake, Blackout Beach) Talks Josephine Foster’s Blood Rushing

By Carey Mercer | May 16, 2013

Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes, Swan Lake, Blackout Beach) Talks Josephine Foster’s Blood Rushing

‪Josephine Foster's Blood Rushing was recorded in the Colorado mountains, high up in the gold-green air — recorded as a band playing together...