Recovered from cancer scare, Frog Eyes play Bottom of the Hill Thursday

Indie rock is littered with artists who refuse to make creative concessions, and thus are reduced to the peripheries of the music world. Carey Mercer, the erudite singer for Canadian psych rockers Frog Eyes, is one of those guys, and he deserves all the kudos in the world for fighting the good fight and maintaining his idiosyncratic style. While his frequent associates and collaborators Spencer Krug and Dan Bejar have found great success in their various projects (Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown for Krug, Destroyer and New Pornographers for Bejar), Mercer has remained resolutely under the radar, which seems to [...]

By |March 16, 2016|Tags: |

Review: Destroyer waxes nostalgic at The Fillmore

Destroyer (Photos by Daniel Kielman) From about 2005 to 2010, a group of critically acclaimed, sad, and nostalgic Canadians ruled indie rock with a cold sense of beauty and unique instrumentation. The Fillmore's original bill for Saturday night, which included the howling, literary songs of Vancouver's Frog Eyes (who had to cancel their set due to visa issues) and the idiosyncratic stylings of Dan Bejar's Destroyer, could function as a suitable tribute to the era. Even without Frog Eyes, the downcast eyes and poetic ramblings of Dan Bejar led the evening to be a look backwards — the ornate and [...]

By |September 21, 2015|Tags: , |
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