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“Mercy” by Eric Bachmann

Track Review:

In an interesting blend of forgotten doo-waps, layered vocals, and American rock, Eric Bachmann created “Mercy” to address the pain in life. Bachmann said, “I’ve got family, I’ve got friends, and I will love them till the end – despite the bat-shit crazy things they often say.” Reason, Bachmann warns, will not answer the “chaos in the violin.” After all, reason – when analyzed – is justification for one’s actions. Reason, just like the killed idols and fables, does not demand the final word. Humanity can offer “Mercy” to one another despite the unfair workings of reason. The chaos in the violin will carry us forward. Bachmann said reason requires mind tricks while mercy forgives regardless the unreason that follows human action.

Album Release:

Eric Bachmann is available for pre-order on iTunes with an expected release date of 25 March 2016. “Mercy” and “Carolina” are currently available for purchase.

Tour Dates:

04/15/16 — Arlington, VA — IOTA Club & Cafe

04/16/16 — Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle Back Room

04/17/16 — Asheville, NC — Mothlight

04/19/16 — Portsmouth, NH — The Music Hall Loft

04/20/16 — Pawtucket, RI — The Met Cafe

04/21/16 — Cambridge, MA — Lizard Lounge

04/22/16 — Philadelphia, PA — Johnny Brenda’s

04/23/16 — Brooklyn, NY — The Bell House

05/06/16 — Grand Rapids, MI — Pyramid Scheme

05/07/16 — Chicago, IL — Schubas

05/20/16 — Seattle, WA — Sunset Tavern

05/21/16 — Portland, OR — Mississippi Studios

06/03/16 — San Francisco, CA — The Chapel

06/04/16 — Los Angeles, CA — Bootleg Theater

06/05/16 — San Diego, CA — Soda Bar

 

Shout to Sources: Consequence of Sound, @EricBachmann, YouTube, iTunes