The Mermaid Purse





Dallas has always been a great breeding ground for rock music. The Old 97’s, Toadies, Reverend Horton Heat, and many lesser-known yet equally talented bands frequent the stages in various Deep Ellum clubs nightly. For the time being, The Mermaid Purse may be relatively unknown, but with the release of their self-titled debut album, you can expect great things from this band. Eric Shutt, a man that has been a fixture in the North Texas music scene for many years, is the voice behind The Mermaid Purse. The opener “I Want More Time” could easily be heard on any commercial rock station, yet it feels far from a forced radio hit. Mermaid Purse isn’t afraid to slow things down a bit, with tracks like “Next To You” which showcases Shutt’s distinctive vocals and uncanny knack for creating melodic perfection. Mike Graff’s guitar work on “Better Not Be Love” occasionally leans towards the beautifully distorted work on Hum’s Downward Is Heavenward. In a time when rock is a genre flooded with screamo and cookie cutter punk, the melodic Mermaid Purse is a breath of fresh air.

The Mermaid Purse
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