Monday, June 26, 2006

Frog Eyes

Victoria, British Columbia, quartet Frog Eyes are the antithesis of their quiet Canadian village. Utilizing the carnival atmosphere of Rain Dogs-era Tom Waits, the frenetic energy of vintage Cramps, and the diabolical scheming of pre-Murder Ballads Nick Cave, the post-punk collective created an atmosphere of psychedelic unease with their 2002 full-length debut, The Bloody Hand. Lead singer Carey Mercer, who mined similar territories in his previous group, Blue Pine, leads the indie rock ensemble, which also includes Melanie Campbell, Grayson Walker, and Michael Rak. In 2003, after the critical success of Hand, the group released the enigmatic Golden River on the Animal World label, resulting in another flurry of raves and a newly minted fan base. They signed to Absolutely Kosher the following year and released their strongest record to date, the volatile and charismatic Folded Palm, as well as the lo-fi acoustic EP Ego Scriptor. 2006 saw the release of Bloody Hand, again on Absolutely Kosher.

Frog Eyes - Daytrotter Sessions
Frog Eyes @ MySpace
Frog Eyes Fan Site


Bonus:
The Magnetic Fields - Get Lost !!!
Antony & The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now !!!
Imogen Heap - Speak For Yourself
+ Andrew Bird, Ethiopiques Vol. 4, etc.
[CODE]http://tinyurl.com/m65vh
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea !!!
The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree + Tallahassee !!!
Brian Eno - Another Green World
The Arcade Fire - Funeral
[CODE]http://tinyurl.com/ngv92
Erland Oye - Dj Kicks
[CODE]http://tinyurl.com/lh9q8
Annie - Dj Kicks
VA - Electrified Beats 5
[CODE]http://tinyurl.com/mdfm9
Lily Allen
[CODE]http://tinyurl.com/lvt7p

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for Lily Allen!

3:35 AM  
Blogger C├ęcile said...

the voice of the singer is a little similar with the voice of the xiu xiu's singer no ?

nice band thank you

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

uhh...no "!!!" next to Brian Eno's Another Green World?

Shame on you ;)
-jt

4:38 AM  

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