A look back at the music of Bedhead, Sean Michaels interviewed Carey Mercer, poetry from Mira Gonzalez, an interview with John Darnielle, and more.
Talking Essays With Frog Eyes’ Carey Mercer
Three years ago, I interviewed Frog Eyes’ Carey Mercer. Since then, Frog Eyes has released the harrowing Carey’s Cold Spring; Mercer was also treated for throat cancer last year. (That treatment was successful; Frog Eyes will be touring later this month.) Originally self-released, Carey’s Cold Spring was reissued this summer by Paper Bag Records. Along with the new edition of Carey’s Cold Spring comes an essay collection, Clouds of Evil. I reached out to Mercer via email to learn more about his book, and to discuss his […]
Afternoon Bites: Booker Prize Longlist, Third Man Books, Phil Elverum’s Photo Book, Qiu Miaojin, and More
Third Man Records makes a move into publishing, the Booker longlist is announced, the new location of St. Marks Bookshop has opened, Alexander Chee discusses dystopian films, and more.
Band Booking: Carey Mercer of Frog Eyes and Blackout Beach
Interview by Tobias Carroll If your tastes in music run towards the eccentric, the literate, the highly compelling, and the surreally energetic, odds are good that you’ve encountered the work of Carey Mercer. Mercer’s latest work is Fuck Death, the newest album from Blackout Beach. It takes his own deeply focused style of songwriting and expands it somewhat, veering into interesting spatial territory and expanding much of what one might expect. (Mercer’s penchant for vivid song titles remains very much […]