Baltimore, MD alt-rockers Have Mercy have signed with Boston indie Topshelf Records and will soon begin recording their debut full-length with J. Robbins. Scheduled for release in early 2013, the band is currently on the road with The Jealous Sound.
In a jointly released statement Have Mercy says, “We couldn’t be happier to be working with such a growing label and be label mates with some of our favorite bands. The Lack Long After by Pianos Become the Teeth is one of our favorite records they’ve released. The guys from Topshelf are incredibly smart music lovers and we look forward to recording music for them.”
Topshelf co-owner Seth Decoteau says, “We’re really excited to be adding Have Mercy to our roster and releasing their next record . I’m sure the My Oldest Friend EP won’t be enough music to tide everyone over but the new record will be worth the wait.”
Have Mercy was established in the summer of 2011. Comprised of four young men that came from different parts of the local scene, the group was quick to begin writing for their debut release. The band self-released their EP “My Oldest Friend” in February of 2012. The combination of the emotionally driven vocals and powerful guitar riffs creates a sound that expresses the real passion that they have for music.
‘My Oldest Friend’ is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Google, Spotify and Last.FM.
Tour Dates (with The Jealous Sound/Daytrader):
Oct 02 Gramercy Theatre New York , NY
Oct 03 Ollie’s Point Amityville , NY
Oct 04 MilkBoy Philadelphia , PA
Oct 05 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington , DC
Oct 06 Motorco Durham , NC