In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Dan Sheehan’s new novel, interviews with Hanif Abdurraqib and Martin Riker, and more.
In our weekend reading: interviews with Red Hare and Beach House, fiction by Amelia Gray, and more.
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 […]
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 […]