HAVE MERCY COVER JACKSON BROWNE’S “SOMEBODY’S BABY” FOR UPCOMING SPLIT WITH SOMOS

Have Mercy is hooking up with Boston rock band Somos to release a split 7” record on February 24th via No Sleep Records. In anticipation, the bands have partnered with AltPress.com today to reveal Have Mercy’s unique cover of the iconic singer-songwriter Jackson Browne’s classic song “Somebody’s Baby.” Pre-orders for the split are available now at https://nosleeprecords.com/product/7496.

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"When we were approached about doing the split with Somos we were immediately down,” says Have Mercy vocalist/guitarist Brian Swindle. “We were just about to release our 2nd LP, A Place Of Our Own, so we knew we didn't want to put out anymore newer songs that soon after. We decided to record a cover of "Somebody's Baby" by Jackson Browne because it was the only one we could agree on and we all love that song.”

In addition to “Somebody’s Baby,” the split will also feature an acoustic version of Have Mercy’s track “Two Years” which the band recently recorded in Mesa, AZ.

“When I was in Arizona on our tour with Real Friends we tracked a cover of "Two Years" above the venue with some people we met that night,” Swindle adds. “I wanted to do a very raw version of the song. It was tracked live so there was no tuning done to the vocals or retracking of guitars. There are flaws but it's natural."

Have Mercy formed in 2011 and self-released their debut EP, My Oldest Friend, in 2012 followed by their debut full length, The Earth Pushed Back, in May 2013 via Topshelf Records.  The band inked a deal with Hopeless Records earlier this year and released their sophomore record, A Place Of Our Own, in October. The record is currently available for purchase at http://havemercy.merchnow.com/.

On the flipside, the upcoming split will also feature two newly recorded tracks from rising New England rock band Somos, including an unreleased song “Streets Upon Streets” and an acoustic version of “Domestic.”

Have Mercy/Somos Split Track Listing:

1. Have Mercy - Two Years (Acoustic at the Nile Theater)

2. Have Mercy - Somebody’s Baby (Jackson Browne cover)

3. Somos - Streets Upon Streets

4. Somos - Domestic (Acoustic)

 

Have Mercy Tour Dates:

Dec 28 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom

Feb 17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose

Feb 18 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean

Feb 19 - Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room at The Crofoot

Feb 20 - Lansing, MI - Mac’s Bar

Feb 21 - Toronto, ON - Hard Luck

Feb 22 - Montreal, QC - La Vitrola

Feb 24 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair

Feb 25 - Hamden, CT - The Space

Feb 26 - Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary

Feb 27 - Freehold, NJ - GameChangerWorld

Feb 28 - New York, NY - The Studio at Webster Hall

Mar 1 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar

Mar 3 - Richmond, VA - Broadberry

Mar 4 - Charlotte, NC - Visulate Theatre

Mar 5 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl

Mar 6 - Jacksonville, FL - 1904 Music Hall

Mar 7 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth

Mar 8 - Tampa, FL - Epic Problem

Mar 10 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird

Mar 11 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater

Mar 13 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill

Mar 14 - Fresno, CA - Strummers

Mar 15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy

Mar 16 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction

Mar 17 - Mesa, AZ - Nile Half House

Mar 18 - Albuquerque, NM - Duke City Sound Stage

Mar 21 - Columbus, OH - Woodland Tavern

Mar 22 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop

 

Somos Tour Dates:

Feb 6 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop

Feb 7 - Amityville, NY - Amityville Music Hall

Feb 10 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes

Feb 11 - Richmond, VA - The Camel

Feb 14 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth

Feb 15 - Tampa, FL - Epic Problem

Feb 18 - Birmingham, AL - The Forge

Feb 19 - Newport, KY - The Southgate House Revival - Revival Room

Feb 21 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme

Feb 22 - Columbus, OH - Woodlands Tavern