Vancouver’s Frog Eyes to Make Five Northwest Stops on Tour Supporting Final Album

Frog Eyes release their final album Violet Psalms today on Paper Bag Records. Watch the first music video from the album, for “A Strand of Blue Stars” now via Brooklyn Vegan. The band’s farewell tour kicks into gear tonight in Toronto!  You can buy Violet Psalms here or stream it everywhere now.

Frog Eyes have made their last album. 17 years after their teetering debut, the Vancouver band unveils Violet Psalms—a giddy lament; a gnashing jubilee; a rain-drenched allocution on hope vs.horror, paradise vs. pride, Marx and Brexit and bad acid trips.

It’s an ending like a beginning. “We were trying to pretend it was our first record,” Carey Mercer says. This is their final record, Frog Eyes’ last gasp—but the art-rockers wanted to capture the energy of a debut, the freedom you feel “when there’s no expectation that anyone will actually listen.” They made it at home, burrowing under the house where Mercer lives with drummer Melanie Campbell. The goal was to blot out the world, focusing on what they could grow down there, four musicians in a basement. Could they squeeze out ten songs? Was there enough paste in the tube to squeeze out 10? “In the end there was. Which is rad.”

You can find a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

May 18th, Toronto, The Garrison*
May 19th, Montreal, The Ritz*
May 20th, Ottawa, Makerspace North*
May 21st, Hamilton, Mill’s Hardware*
May 25th, Victoria, Copper Owl*
May 26th, Vancouver, China Cloud*
June 29th, Bellingham, Shakedown Tavern*
June 30th, Portland, The Bunk Bar*
July 1st, Seattle, Sunset Tavern*
July 3rd:  LA, The Moroccan Lounge*$
July 5th: SF, Bottom of the Hill*$
July 7th: NYC, Elsewhere: Zone One*#
July 8th: Philadelphia, Johnny Brenda’s*
July 9th, Washington DC, DC9 club*

* = With Hello Blue Roses
$ = With Skygreen Leopards
# = With Zachary Cale

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