SongVault Artist Profile
New York, United States
Indie Rock / Singer/Songwriter
Piano-based indie rock trio from NYC that is mature and melodic but explosive right when it needs to be.
Mercer's debut album Hourglass was self-released on October 14th, 2006. The album was mixed at The Magic Shop, NYC and mastered by Joe Gastwirt at Joe Gastwirt Mastering.
"[The album] is home to layers of swirling colors and subtle sonic revelations. Hourglass, named for the feeling cultivated by its title track, is an album marked by exceptional attention to detail that rewards repeat listens and suggests the young group's potential."
- Dan Mazanec, Freelance music critic and Director of Operations at www.spindividual.com
"Rating : 8 out of 10.
This very much an album of the time. A very contemporary sound, but with an underlying maturity that is just a pleasure to listen to."
- Indie Launchpad (www.indielaunchpad.com)
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Michael McKegney - Vocals, Piano, Keys
Kevin Dowdell - Guitar, Bass, Keys
Rich Barone - Drums, Percussion
Keane, Radiohead, Coldplay, Secret Machines, Dashboard Confessional, The Mars Volta, Sigur Ros, The Killers, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Death Cab For Cutie, Postal Service, The Strokes, Jimmy Eat World, Doves, Interpol, U2, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Ryan Adams, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Pink Floyd