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Frog Eyes announce Live at the Moroccan Lounge, share “The Idiot’s Idiotic Storm”: Stream

on September 25, 2018, 4:25pm

Canadian indie rockers Frog Eyes called it quits over the summer, ending a 17-year run. They closed things down with one final full-length, Violet Psalms, and an accompanying tour. Now, as one ultimate farewell to their fans, the band has announced a live album that documents one of their final shows ever, Live at the Moroccan Lounge.

Due to be self-released on September 28th via Bandcamp, the album captures a July 3rd gig at Los Angeles’ Moroccan Lounge (natch). In a press release, Frog Eyes’ Carey Mercer called the effort “one of the records I am most proud of, as it’s proof that we were at times a great live band, and in the end that’s one of the things to aspire to, to be out in the real world (in real time).”

Though the actual set was longer, Live at the Moroccan Lounge features 45 minutes of the performance thanks to Mercer breaking some strings. He notes that there’s about five minutes of banter still left on the recording, which he suggests listeners delete after a few run throughs, “as it’s music that brings us together.” As for the decision to release via Bandcamp, Mercer said that it would enable the band to “keep 85% of what you pay,” while ensuring Live at the Moroccan Lounge “won’t ever ever be featured on any of the viper-pit, crud-sound, streaming sties that keep me up at night.”

The album will also come with an essay recounting the night of the show, as well as a bonus track from the Violet Psalms sessions entitled “The Idiot’s Idiotic Storm”. Mercer says he kept it off the band’s final record because he felt “it was a bit too ‘on the nose’ towards the particulars of our times.”

Find the tracklist below.

Live at the Moroccan Lounge Tracklist:
01. Your Bosses’ Shirt
02. Idle Songs
03. I Like Dot Dot Dot
04. I Ain’t Around Much
05. Masticated Outboard Motors
06. Good Natured Ribbing
07. Claxxon’s Lament
08. The Policy Merchant (Solo)
09. Three Men Drown in a River
10. The Oscillator’s Hum
11. Bushels, solo
12. A Latex Ice Age
13. Encore Clapping/Not an Asterism but a Dinkus
14. Sound Travels From the Snow to the Dark
15. The Idiot’s Idiotic Storm (Bonus)

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