Sunday 27 October 2013


This post's artist is from the August 2013 Mix. This is track #15.
You can download the August 2013 Mix right here.

GenresPunk / Hardcore / Metal / Thrash / Screamo / Skramz
Related artistsN/A.
Country: Seattle, USA
Years Active: 2011-present
Song: "Who The Fuck is Phoenix Jones?"
Album: "Under the Gold-Rimmed Sky"
Year: 2011
For fans ofArbogast, Ken Mode, Capacities, Graf Orlock, Callow, CassilisGhostlimb,
                   The Setup, Ruptures, Storm the Bastille, Converge, Rats Into Robots,
                   Enkephalin and Creeper.

Explaining MERCY TIES quickly yields this - if Converge slowed down and mixed Mare with Enkephalin. The band employs what I like to call 'murder riffs' in their songs.
Here are 3 prime examples that I have mixed down to quickly show you.

Those riffs is very reminiscent of Mare, a very short-lived but very influential Canadian band that released a crushing/haunting EP on Hydra Head Records back in 2003 - listen here:

Not all of their songs are so murdery-sounding. Most, if not all of their tracks are urgent and spastic yet controlled. The band recently posted that they had just approved their test presses, so hopefully I'll get some more murder riffs to add to the collection.



2011 - Grenades Split 12"LP (download/stream/donate here)
2011 - Under a Gold-Rimmed Sky cd (download/stream/donate here)

2012 - Versions Split LP (download/stream/donate here)

(2011) MERCY TIES - "Caves" (from 'Grenades split' 12") OFFICIAL LIVE VIDEO
MERCY TIES additional links
Download the band's discography on Bandcamp


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