Swan Lake (band)

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Swan Lake
GenresIndie rock, folk, experimental
Years active2006-2009
MembersSpencer Krug
Carey Mercer
Dan Bejar
WebsiteJagjaguwar site
MySpace page

Swan Lake was a Canadian indie supergroup comprising Carey Mercer of Frog Eyes and Blackout Beach, Dan Bejar of Destroyer, Hello, Blue Roses and The New Pornographers, and Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown and Frog Eyes.[1][2]


The group originally performed under the moniker "Thunder Cloud"; after discovering another band with that name, they changed to Swan Lake.[3] The band released their debut album Beast Moans in November, 2006 through Jagjaguwar.[4] The album was named by Mercer after Krug described the sound as "a boar dying in a tar pit", and featured a cover design by Daniel Murphy.[5]

Enemy Mine, the second album from Swan Lake was released in March, 2009.[6] The nine song album was recorded in Victoria, British Columbia in early 2008.[7] The band claims to take a more focused effort on collaborative song writing on Enemy Mine, instead of the avant-garde mash of styles heard on Beast Moans.




  1. ^ "Three Men On Swan Lake". Exclaim!, By Michael Barclay. Feb 16, 2007
  2. ^ "Swan Lake Throw Their Hat Into The Supergroup Ring". Chart Attack - Aug 1, 2006
  3. ^ Matthew Solarski, "Exclusive: Mercer, Bejar, Krug Join Forces as Swan Lake" Archived 2008-03-16 at the Wayback Machine, PitchforkMedia.com, March 28, 2006.
  4. ^ "All for One and One for All An Interview With Swan Lake. Pop Matters, Jennifer Kelly 17 January 2007
  5. ^ "Milwaukee designer gets album covers rocking". Ironwood Daily Globe, January 15, 2014, Ironwood, Michigan
  6. ^ "Swan Lake Aren’t Book Nerds". Chart Attack - Apr 9, 2009
  7. ^ "Swan Lake Ready Enemy Mine". Chart Attack - Jan 6, 2009

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