HelloGiggles is very excited to bring you an exclusive premiere of the indie trio, Mercies’, track ‘Clouds’! Compared to the likes of Beirut and Fleet Foxes, these folkies continue to deliver!
Mercies will be releasing their new EP, The Ballet, on March 27th. After the success of their debut album, Three Thousand Days, it’s without a doubt this will be a highly anticipated release. Consisting of some new material, some reworked material, and the score for a ballet commissioned by The Charlottesville Ballet, this release will serve just as unique as the band itself.
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 2×4’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 produced yet another masterpiece. Chronicled on The Ballet you will find a little bit of new, old, and just as the titled 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.
Download ‘Clouds’ HERE.
Making sure to check them out at www.MerciesMusic.com!