Said the Guests: Carey Mercer
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Carey Mercer is the lead singer of Frog Eyes, who release their new (and immensely beautiful) record today. It's called Paul's Tomb: A Triumph and it's currently my favourite release of the year. I wrote about Flower In A Glove, and now Lear in Love is also available to sample.
Carey Mercer is the lead singer of Frog Eyes and Blackout Beach, and one of my favourite artists working today.
Carey Mercer is the lead singer of Frog Eyes, a band so special to me I lack the words to convince you. So I will let his words convince you.
Nuclear bombs do not annihilate the earth,
All of our popular imagination on the subject
But the instantaneous de-constitution
Folios made of willow
The homeless colonies emerge from their day-nocturnes, then
That other well-dressed man has bought Salami and mushroom-infused cheese
Every secret-unmarked-door that brings country people to its gates
It's the city that sinks down into a molten remembrance
It is impossible to describe
For more of Carey's writing, he has an often haunting, often hilarious blog Clouds of Evil
(Previous guest-blogs: White Hinterland, Bear in Heaven, artist Michael Krueger, artist Amber Albrecht, The Whiskers, Silver Jews, artist Ariel Kitch, artist Aaron Sewards, artist Corinne Chaufour, "Jean Baudrillard", artist Danny Zabbal, artist Irina Troitskaya, artist Eleanor Meredith, artist Keith Greiman, artist Matthew Feyld, The Weakerthans, Parenthetical Girls, artist Daria Tessler, Clem Snide, Marcello Carlin, artist Johnnie Cluney, Beirut, Jonathan Lethem, Arcade Fire, Al Kratina, Eugene Mirman, artist Dave Bailey, Agent Simple, artist Keith Andrew Shore, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, artist Kit Malo with Alden Penner (The Unicorns) 1 2, artist Rachell Sumpter, artist Katy Horan 1 2, David Barclay (The Diskettes), artist Drew Heffron, Carl Wilson, artist Tim Moore, Page France, Devin Davis, Okkervil River, Grizzly Bear, Hello Saferide, Damon & Naomi, Brian Michael Roff, producer Howard Bilerman. There are many more to come.)Posted by Dan at April 27, 2010 8:30 AM
thank youPosted by Ryan at April 27, 2010 1:46 PM
What a great poem!Posted by a at April 27, 2010 4:45 PM
for the last two mornings i've set my alarm clock to play "fingerfood with dink hand" by Blue Pine at 7:30 AMPosted by david b at April 28, 2010 1:36 PM
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