June 12, 2007

The Mooney Suzuki’s “Have Mercy”

The countdown is on for the Mooney Suzuki’s long awaited fourth studio album, Have Mercy on Elixia Records. The album, which has already been garnering critical raves, is slated to hit stores on June 19th. However, iTunes users can purchase Have Mercy beginning June 12th with an exclusive one-week pre-release. In addition, the digital release of the album will include a total of four never before heard bonus tracks, two of which will also be included on the physical version of the album.

“Leap of Faith,” “You Never Really Wanted to Rock n’ Roll,” “Caroline,” and “Say That You Will” are previously unreleased tracks recorded by the Mooney Suzuki during studio sessions for Have Mercy.

Sammy James, Jr. comments on the decision to include bonus material on both the physical and digital versions of the release:

“It was not easy leaving “Leap of Faith” and “You Never Really Wanted to Rock ‘n’ Roll” off the original tracklist [when the record was slated for release on V2], but we [originally] wanted to keep it to a lean and mean 10 songs.

The title “Caroline” had kind of been the unloved, bastard child of the bunch, but eventually grew on us.

The album Have Mercy came together in tribute to Graham Tyler’s father, Robert, who passed away in 2005. He had always been a huge supporter and one of our greatest influences. “Say That You Will” was originally written and performed by Robert’s own high school band, so we wanted to record our version of the song in his memory.”

If current single “99%” is any indication, Have Mercy is bound to be the Mooney Suzuki’s best album yet. The band will be taking the new material on the road in a nationwide tour of the USA with The Photo Atlas and The Dark Romantics followed by selected dates in Europe. For a sneak peek of what to expect, see Blender’s footage of the band’s SXSW performance below.

Listen to “99%” by Mooney Suzuki from Have Mercy (Elixia Records)
MP3: http://www.templarlabelgroup.com/mooney/99%.mp3
Windows Media: http://www.templarlabelgroup.com/mooney/99%.wma
Real Media: http://www.templarlabelgroup.com/mooney/99%.rm

Watch Mooney Suzuki at SXSW: http://www.blender.com/SXSW2007TheMooneySuzukiInterview/video/822.aspx

What press is saying about “Have Mercy”:
“The rebirth of garage.” – Alternative Press

“It’s The Mooney Suzuki grown up, the natural evolution of a quality rock n’ roll band.” – Harp Magazine

“…nothing short of a miracle…” – PitchforkMedia.com

“The Moonies have paid careful attention to rock’n’rolls history – mod, Motown, the Rolling Stones – but for the first time, it seems they have finally learned from their own.” – Alternative Press

“Mooney’s are at their most pedal-stompin’ petulant, [James’] charismatically soulful pipes cut through the noise with impressive clarity. – PitchforkMedia.com

Digital pre-release album tracklisting:

1.) 99%
2.) This Broke Heart of Mine
3.) Adam & Eve
4.) Ashes
5.) Rock ‘n’ Roller Girl
6.) First Comes Love
7.) Have Mercy
8.) Good Ol’ Alcohol
9.) The Prime of Life
10.) Down But Not Out

Bonus tracks:
11.) Leap of Faith
12.) You Never Really Wanted To Rock ‘n’ Roll
13.) Caroline (digital only)
14.) Say That You Will (digital only)

On the Web

www.elixiarecords.com
www.themooneysuzuki.com
www.myspace.com/themooneysuzuki
www.templarlabelgroup.com

1 comment:

MyUtopia said...

Cool! Thanks for the update

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