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Blackout Beach

Skin of Evil

Blackout Beach is Carey Mercer (from Frog Eyes and Swan Lake) in a solo mode, and Skin of Evil is his second full-length. Skin of Evil is remarkable in the sense that a. it contains a story, and b. it sticks to the story; a rare occurrence in these free times. “Donna” is the subject, and each of her lovers (past & present) say their peace in song (Donna gets her song, too).

“Maybe it’s about a girl, about salvation’s undoing through romantic love, wreckage of this kind…No matter, the important thing is that this is the first time I’ve REALLY heard theatrics AND atmospherics in a record, and such an abundance of both.” – Dan Bejar


Track Titles

  1. Cloud of Evil
  2. Biloxi, In a Grove, Cleans Out His Eyes
  3. Three Men Drown in the River
  4. William, the Crowd, It's William
  5. The Roman
  6. Woe to the Minds of Soft Men
  7. The Whistle
  8. Nineteen, One God, One Dull Star
  9. Sophia, Donna, I Was Down the River Waiting
  10. Astoria, Menthol Lite, Hilltop, Wave of Evil, 1982

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