Frog Eyes release new single, “Pay For Fire”

Photo Credit: Lauren Ray

Vancouver’s own Frog Eyes are about to release their final album 17 years after their debut. The album, Violet Psalms is set to be released on May 18 via Paper Bag Records. You can pre-order the release HERE.

Ahead of the release, they have unveiled their new single, “Pay For Fire” which you can check out below.

The band’s Carey Mercer has this to say about the song:

‘Pay for Fire’ is like a good percentage of my songs: written to represent a small community, as in a village, a small town, a city block: this portrait is besieged by external forces, set upon by resource extractive corps (“pay for fire”, a version of paying for water), trying vainly to honour its elders who are forced to work crap jobs (“We won’t steal the ancient’s shifts”), watching its infrastructure fall into disarray (“the water tank’s going to break this year”).  It sounds dark, but I find it uplifting and resilient–perhaps it’s the way the synthesizers bubble up, or the twinkle of the high-pitched electric guitars that float in and out of the sound field.  It seemed like a good last song for the album, and, in a linear sense, the band.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 11th, Kamloops, The Office of Surrealist Investigations*
May 12th, Kelowna, Milkcrate Records*
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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