New Music - Frog Eyes

There are a few new Frog Eyes songs procreating their way around the internet right now, and one in particular has taken me by storm this weekend. “Bushels” is a 9-minute assault on the senses, segueing from soaring rock to something tenser and moodier and back again. Lead singer Carey Mercer is in the eye of the hurricane, wailing, screeching, gasping, and yelping as if the end of the world might try again another time if he gets it all in. His voice is a powerful instrument, the center of the song, but the band supports him with something equally dynamic. Piano and guitar rise and crash as if caught in a riptide, pummeling the beach one minute, gently fading out to sea the next.

Tears of the Valedictorian, the new Frog Eyes album, will be released by Absolutely Kosher Records on May 1. They have all sorts of deals set up here where you can pre-order the CD/LP and receive an early digital copy.

MP3 - Bushels

Check out Frog Eyes on tour:

3/16/07 - Austin, TX @ Pok-e-Jo's
3/17/07 - Austin, TX @ Habana Calle 6 patio
4/14/07 - Victoria, BC @ Logans
5/01/07 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café
5/04/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
5/10/07 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
5/11/07 – Austin, TX @ Emo's
5/12/07 - Houston, TX @ Proletariat
5/15/07 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
5/16/07 – Washington, DC @ The Rock and Roll Hotel
5/17/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
5/18/07 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
5/22/07 - Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rosa
5/24/07 - Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee's
5/25/07 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
5/27/07 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas

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