Philly indie five-piece Mercury Girls have jangle pop down pat. With their new track, "Holly," the band insists on emotional integrity by way of a rollicking drum beat and dreamy vocals that float atop a swirl of guitar. Recorded for a Slumberland Records compilation EP called Continental Drift, the band conjures an organized chaos of reverb and distortion, around which a chorus of amplify your existence is finely layered.
Lead singer Sarah Schimeneck explained to The FADER over email that "Holly" is about "embracing the base impulse to be despised rather than to simply disappear." The band's Kevin Attics added, “Sometimes there's something that you have to do for yourself that might jostle someone else's fragile feelings. It's about not submitting to politeness and doing what needs to be done.” Call it selfish or necessary, Mercury Girls knows that manners sometimes have to be forgotten for your own sake.
Check out “Holly,” below, and Continental Drift when it drops August 26.
Mercury Girls Tour Dates:
Thu-Oct-13 - Richmond, VA - - Broadberry
Fri-Oct-14 - Chapel Hill, NC - Cat's Cradle
Sat-Oct-15 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Hell
Sun-Oct-16 - Jacksonville, FL - 1904 Music Hall
Tue-Oct-18 - Lake Park, FL - Kelsey Theatre
Wed-Oct-19 - Orlando, FL - The Social
Fri-Oct-21 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
Sat-Oct-22 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
Sun-Oct-23 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada (So What?! Music Festival)
Tue-Oct-25 - Phoenix, AZ - The Nile
Thu-Oct-27 - San Diego, CA - Observatory North Park
Fri-Oct-28 - Los Angeles, CA - Regent
Sat-Oct-29 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium
Sun-Oct-30 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Tue-Nov-01 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Wed-Nov-02 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile
Fri-Nov-04 - Salt Lake City, UT - Complex
Sat-Nov-05 - Denver, CO - Marquis
Sun-Nov-06 - Lawrence, KS - Granada
Thu-Nov-10 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
Fri-Nov-11 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews
Sat-Nov-12 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Mon-Nov-14 - Boston, MA - Royale
Tue-Nov-15 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
Wed-Nov-16 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
Thu-Nov-17 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
Fri-Nov-18 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Sat-Nov-19 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
All dates with Balance & Composure and Foxing.