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"Mercies take the title of brand new track “Every Echo” literally, the song reverberating in every sense of the word. Taken from their forthcoming sophomore album, Blue Against Green, “Every Echo” has the New England pastoral-rock trio taking after their forestal predecessors, most notably Fleet Foxes circa “Helpnessness Blues.”” - Spin Magazine

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released March 31, 2015

Josh Rheault - Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards
Jordan Flower - Bass, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Sammy Dent - Drums, Percussion, Keyboards

Additional Musicians:
Mike Butler - Lap Steel, Keyboards, Slide Guitar, Mandolin
Henrique Landim - Background Vocals

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Mike Butler
Additional Engineering by Henrique Landim
Recorded at the Lost Ark Studio, California
Mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Music, New York

www.merciesmusic.com
www.randmrecords.com

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Mercies Los Angeles, California

Indie Rock // Forest-pop // Beach-core // from the sticks of New England

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Track Name: Every Echo
Mercies – Every Echo

We dive deep beneath to retrieve all the answers
Head first then our feet in a sea alabaster

They’ll come
They’ll come
Then go

I hear every echo
Echo echo
Eye
It goes wherever I go
Echo echo
Eye

Sunset at our back and our feet on the aster
Questions leaving me now I see what I’m after

They’ll come
They’ll come
Then go

I hear every echo
Echo echo
Eye
It goes wherever I go
Echo echo
Eye

Standing with the people on the shore
I don't need to shudder anymore
Oh (Oh)
Oh (Oh) Oh Oh
They’ll come
Then go

I hear every echo
Echo echo
Eye
It goes wherever I go
Echo echo
Eye

Standing with the people on the shore
I don't need to shudder anymore
Oh (Oh)
Oh (Oh) Oh Oh
Track Name: Open Ocean
Mercies – Open Ocean

Up a river
She is far removed
And barely
Holding on to
Words and wishing: “soon they’ll save me”

We’re moving on.
Your hold is gone.

Blue, the ocean blue.

Take her back to
Open ocean blue.
She’s daring
To believe that
What they said is true
And caring

Blue, the ocean blue.
Track Name: Zalea
Mercies – Zalea

These words will hurt you
But I don't care at all
We see the signs here
But we don't stare at all

Coastline to find
Coastline be kind

Beneath the black water she's swimming up
I hear her laugh louder now
Zalea

These words will lure us
With crashing waves and palms

Coastline define
Coastline be kind

Beneath the black water she's swimming up
I hear her laugh louder now
Zalea ahh ahh
Zalea ahh ahh

Coastline define
I’m afraid that I have lost my way
Coastline be kind
Retrace the steps that I’ve already made
Just for a mile
Banks and breaks provide a warm embrace
Coastline be kind

Beneath the black water she's swimming up
I hear her laugh louder now
Zalea ahh ahh
Zalea ahh ahh
Track Name: Only At Night
Mercies – Only At Night

Last night
As I laid my head down to rest
I know they’re coming for me
But you say it was only a dream
They looked at me through the window pane
Right next to me where I sleep

We brushed the tops of the trees
Blue against green
Only at night

Wake now
I hear you calling my name
It's the face of the mountain I blame
For these lucid desires I crave

Fall by the light in the morning
Fight to give in to the day
Drawn to the air on the mountain
Held by the grip of the rays

We brushed the tops of the trees
Blue against green
We heard the white water weep
Same song it sings
A song for the night

Fall by the light in the morning
Fight to give in to the day
Drawn to the air on the mountain
Held by the grip of the rays
Track Name: Atwater
Mercies – Atwater

Sit at attention
when awakened
Shots were fired
At the outer wall
They move like a glacier
Held in place here
Old initials
Claim the pavement still

Run like you know how
Run like you know how
It’s never or it’s now
So

Up and down this
Part of town they
Walk around just
Dragging hems on the ground
Slinging scrabble,
Snow and gravel
See the raffle
Trading by the pound

Run like you know how
Run like you know how
It’s never or it’s now
So
Run like you know how
(So oh oh So oh oh)
Run till you get out
(So oh oh So oh oh)
It’s never or it’s now

Ooo
Ooo

(So oh oh So oh oh)
(So oh oh So oh oh)
Run like you know how
(So oh oh So oh oh)
Run like you know how
(So oh oh So oh oh)
It’s never or it’s now
So
Run like you know how
(So oh oh So oh oh)
Run till you get out
(So oh oh So oh oh)
It’s never or it’s now
Track Name: Something To Lose
Mercies – Something To Lose

And when my feet finally leave the ground
I'll float around this place without making sound
All I'll ask, all I'll ask of you
Is that you do the things that you, you wanted to do

We, all have
Something to lose
We, all have
Something to lose

Don't let my words turn your face away
Just stop and think about what we used to say
And do the things that we, we said we would do
Now

We, all have
Something to lose
We, all have
Something to lose

All our friends have come and gone
We will go where we belong
Soon you'll follow me into calm
With you I’ve spent so many years
I know your hopes, your dreams, your fears
I think it's time for me to go
Now

We, all have
Something to lose
We, all have
Something to lose
Track Name: White Fir
Mercies – White Fir

Let me run to somewhere I can hide
Rest assured and know that I'll be fine

We were facing all our fears as we began to climb
Rest assured and know that I'll be fine

And we’ll never stay
(And we’re never gonna stay)
And we’ll never stay

We were facing all our fears as we began to climb
Rest assured and know that I'll be fine

And we’ll never stay
(And we’re never gonna stay)
And we’ll never stay

If we don't have a place to call our home
Just take my hand into the great unknown
We've traveled far and wide, I drove the most
You’re still the one I love from coast to coast

And we’ll never stay
(And we’re never gonna stay)
And we’ll never stay
And we’ll never stay
(And we’re never gonna stay)
And we’ll never stay
Track Name: Deep Sleeper
Mercies – Deep Sleeper

When were you thinking that you’d tell me this?
I remember promises
Is there something that I've missed
I believed that things would fall right into place
Maybe that’s my mistake
Forgotten give and take

Lines are blurry now

Oh
Oh

When I was young I did the things my father did
Everything my mother said
I'm starting to forgive
And I believed those words with every part of me
Maybe now it's clear to see
There's less that I believe

Wide eyes will grow Oh Oh Oh...
Wide eyes will grow Oh Oh Oh...

I won't be let down
I walk with my eyes closed
I won't be let down

Oh Oh
Oh Oh
Wide eyes will grow Oh Oh
Oh Oh
Wide eyes will grow Oh Oh Oh...
(When I was young I did the things my father did)
Oh Oh...
(My eyes were wide believing all the promises)
When I was young I did the things my father did
Track Name: We Tried
Mercies – We Tried

Up a river
She is far removed
And barely
Holding on to
Words and wishing: “soon they’ll save me”

We’re moving on.
Your hold is gone.

Blue, the ocean blue.

Take her back to
Open ocean blue.
She’s daring
To believe that
What they said is true
And caring

Blue, the ocean blue.
We Tried
If I loved you more would that stop you from closing all
your doors?
Oh I know it's hard for us to say goodbye
So for now, I guess, we'll say we tried

Oh oh we tried
Oh oh we tried
Oh we tried
Oh we tried, we tried

It's all that we know
We're like hunters, we're drawing back our bows
We close one eye and watch our arrows fly
So for now, at least we know, we tried

Oh oh we tried
Oh oh we tried
Oh we tried
Oh we tried
Oh we tried
Oh we tried
we tried...
Track Name: No Blue
Mercies – No Blue

I don't want to know if
You've become the person that you promised
I only want to know if
You've become the person that you wanted
I know you've never really started
Something that you've needed
We have always parted
With ways that you've been broken
Staring into open and you say
There's no blue
No blue, no blue, no blue

Do you want to know if
I've become the person that I promised
And if everything I wanted turned out to be all that I
expected
I know you weren't the one I needed
Nothing could get started
We have always parted
But I know this is different
Staring into open
But I know it's true
Track Name: Buffalo
Mercies – Buffalo

Soles to the earth, feeling cold on our feet
As hills ahead scatter magnolia leaves
Drawn to the forest, but held to the coast
Searching for somewhere to settle and post
Up for a while we’ll rest all our bones
This house is a shelter, it isn’t a home
Oh...

What if we roam?
Wandering the void of our name
Gathering stones
To carefully assemble one day

Travel the emptiness left by the ebb
Peace with the marks that were left from my steps
Oh...

What if we roam?
Wandering the void of our name
Gathering stones
To carefully assemble one day

What if we roam?
Wandering the void of our name
Gathering stones
To carefully assemble one day