Frog Eyes Shares “Rainbow Stew”

Today, Vancouver indie-rock greats Frog Eyes share “Rainbow Stew”, the third track off their forthcoming comeback album (their first album in four years), The Bees (due April 29 via Paper Bag Records).

“‘Rainbow Stew’ doesn’t unpack as cleanly, in terms of a personal narrative, as the two other songs we’ve released for The Bees, but it is representative of one of the five kinds of songs that I can write — usually this type comes at the end of the writing process, when I have a sense of the shape and weight of the record. These songs come really fast — I think I wrote this song in 5 minutes — and they serve a contrasting purpose. I remember in (the 3 months that I attended) painting school, learning about Cezanne’s White Pipe, how it livens the paintings, and also intensifies the gloom in the corners. ‘Rainbow Stew’ lightens the whole affair, and allows the dense haze of other songs their own beauty. These songs are the ones I personally cherish the most,” says band member Carey Mercer.