By backing this project you will help us fund our first full US tour and release an EP that will be pressed to 7'' vinyl. Thank you!
We are Mercies, a band from a small town in Connecticut about 75 miles from Boston, MA. Over the last few years we have written and recorded two records, played tons of shows up and down the east coast and midwest, and restored and transformed a barn behind our house into our studio and rehearsal space. So far, we have been able to fund everything ourselves. Whether it's been purchasing studio equipment, pressing CD's, printing t-shirts, or getting a tour van, we've done it all on our own dime. We all have held part-time or full-time jobs and have literally put every penny back into Mercies. We are an unsigned band that exhibits the true meaning of DIY. With that being said, we feel we have reached a point in our musical careers where if we want to continue to progress and move forward as a band, we need a little help. By backing this project you will help us complete our first full US tour and contribute to the release of an EP that will be pressed on 7" vinyl.
If you are wondering where exactly your generously donated money is going, we will quickly break it down for you. The main expense for all touring bands is gas, so a good portion of our funds will go towards that. We are now touring with 5 people and a significant amount of gear, so we will need to purchase a trailer. As far as the 7" goes, between recording, mixing, mastering, and the actual pressing of the vinyl, the cost of production adds up quickly.
Creating and playing music is not only our passion but our livelihood and we will continue to do it as long as we physically can. With your support you will not only keep our art alive but also help continue to make our vision a reality.
Please head over to merciesmusic.com to check out some more pics, videos, and other cool stuff. Thanks!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jul 21, 2012 - Aug 14, 2012 (24 days)
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Thanks! we really appreciate it.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Signed and personalized Mercies tour Poster.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Physical copies of both Three Thousand Days (2011) and The Ballet EP (2012) + Rewards 1 and 2.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A framed and personalized handwritten thank you note for your support + Rewards 1 through 3.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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An early digital download and physical copy of our upcoming 7'' vinyl record + Rewards 1 through 4.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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We will post an acoustic video to our YouTube channel covering a song of your choice. (Preferably something that's 30+ years old but we'll do anything of course). We'll be sure to give you a shoutout! + Rewards 1 through 5.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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THE FAN PACK: Two guest list spots for any future Mercies show of your choice + Exclusive Mercies T-shirt (only 100 made so sizes and quantities are limited) + Rewards 1 through 6Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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THE GROUPIE: You and a friend can ride with us in our van from The Barn (CT) to any local one-off show + THE FAN PACK Rewards 1 through 6Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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BARN PARTY: You and a lucky friend will be invited to the 3rd annual Harvest Fest @ The Barn. Food, drinks, pumpkins, gourds, friends, etc. Just bring yourselves! (more details will come by email 2 months in advance) + THE FAN PACK + THE GROUPIE + Rewards 1 through 6Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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THE iPOD SHUFFLE: this puppy will be loaded with our discography, including some never released demos + THE FAN PACK + THE GROUPIE + BARN PARTY + Rewards 1 - 6Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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ACOUSTIC SHOW: We will come play at your home! Anywhere within 100 miles of The Barn here in Connecticut + THE FAN PACK + THE GROUPIE + BARN PARTY + THE iPOD SHUFFLE + Rewards 1 - 6Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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DAY AT THE STUDIO: You can come hang for a day with us at the Barn and get recorded as we track the 7" record. We will record you singing background vocals, clapping, playing an instrument, or doing anything musical + THE FAN PACK + THE GROUPIE + BARN PARTY + THE iPOD SHUFFLE + Rewards 1 - 6Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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THE LIFETIMER: This is a lifetime guest list spot on all future Mercies shows. for-ev-veerrrr! + THE FAN PACK + THE GROUPIE + BARN PARTY + THE iPOD SHUFFLE + THE ACOUSTIC SHOW + DAY AT THE STUDIO + Rewards 1- 6Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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One Date with our Tour Manager Jared. He is very clean and punctual.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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STRAIGHT UP LOVE: we will love u 4E (this can't be valued, but we estimate it to be worth the $1k more than the last reward) + THE LIFETIMER + THE FAN PACK + THE GROUPIE + BARN PARTY + THE iPOD SHUFFLE + Rewards 1 - 7Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Sammy D will be your personal butler for one day.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012