Those well-versed in the ways of DC indie rock have come across Mercies at one point or another. My first experience with the band — made up of guitarist John Russell, bassist Justin Hunter Scott and drummer Ezra Finney — was at a house show in Petworth a month back, where they won me over pretty quickly with their sweat-drenched garage rock. Mercies’ new EP, This Is Not About Control, captures the trio’s energy in full lo-fi glory. Those of you living in the District should mark May 11th on your calendars, when the band will be returning to the local live circuit with yet another house show, details on which can be found here. Listen to This Is Not Control below and check out the EP artwork after the jump.
STREAM: Mercies – This Is Not About Control