The indie trio known as Mercies will be heading out on a cross-country summer tour through August-September. They will be playing at Boardner's on September 5th. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: www.MerciesMusic.com. You can also help support the band's tour and upcoming 7", here: http://kck.st/SN3bXm.
Tucked in the woods of northern Connecticut is the barn/recording studio/rehearsal space that Mercies calls home. Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Josh Rheault, with the help of his family and friends, restored the barn in the Fall and Winter of 2010/2011. Not only were 2x4's cut, concrete poured, and electricity run, but Mercies found it's humble beginnings through this restoration process.
Mercies began in the winter of 2009 when friend, collaborator, and drummer, Sammy Dent, joined Rheault. The duo spent the Fall and Winter of 2010/2011 recording their debut album Three Thousand Days in the space now simply and affectionately referred to as "The Barn."
Now joined by bassist, Jordan Flower, Mercies have a debut album, Three Thousand Days, and EP, The Ballet, under their belt. Chronicled on Three Thousand Days is this intense and creative period for both Rheault and Dent, a moment-in-time aided by family and friends. Lyrically, Three Thousand Days spawns from a time of uncertainty and change. "It sort of, wraps up a specific period of my life while transitioning to a new one," explains Rheault. "Sleep", track two on the record, simply describes sleepless nights, while "Animals", track three, is the feeling of lacking uniqueness.
With the follow up of The Ballet, you will find a little bit of new, old, and just as the title states, music for a ballet. The EP features "Music for a Ballet: Light" and "Music for a Ballet: Dark". Both pieces make up the composition for The Charlottesville Ballet choreographed by Audrey Fenske.
Not wasting any time, Mercies have already begun to write material for their album. With their sights set on more collaboration with dance companies, other multimedia projects, scoring films, and touring to support both Three Thousand Days and The Ballet, the future is looking bright for the ambitious trio.
Mercies will be heading out on tour from August-September. Please go to www.MerciesMusic.com for more updates.
8/13 The Outer Space Hamden, CT
8/19 Pianos New York, NY
8/21 The Grape Room Philadelphia, PA
8/22 Windup Space Baltimore, MD
8/23 The Canal Club Richmond, VA
8/24 Snug Harbor Charlotte, NC
8/25 The Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, GA
8/26 The Globe Athens, GA
8/28 Foobar Nashville, TN
8/29 Hi-Tone Café Memphis, TN
8/30 Maxine's Hot Springs, AR
8/31 Club De Ville Austin, TX
9/1 The Percolator El Paso, TX
9/2 The Sail Inn Tempe, AZ
9/4 The Ruby Room San Diego, CA
9/5 Boardner's Hollywood, CA
9/7 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA
9/9 Blue Lamp Lounge Sacramento, CA
9/11 High Dive Seattle, WA
9/12 Sam Bonds Garage Eugene, OR
9/13 Red Room Boise, ID
9/14 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT
9/15 Lion's Lair Denver, CO
9/16 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
9/18 The Outland Springfield, MO
9/21 Rancho Relaxo Toronto, ON
9/22 Copperfield's Boston, MA
WHERE: Boardner's 1652 North Cherokee Ave. Hollywood, CA
WHEN: Wednesday, September 5th