Interview: Have Mercy “makes the best of it” on their 3rd full-length

There is a sense of brutal honesty and storytelling in the music of Have Mercy that’s somewhat rare in the music scene. Stories of broken relationships and the emotions that surround said events are set to music that ebbs and flows with a certain vibe that will capture your attention.

Perhaps it’s on the band’s third full-length album, Make The Best Of It, where the band has truly found their sound. And while the band’s much-heralded debut full-length The Earth Pushed Back remains a masterpiece, it really shouldn’t discredit the solid music they’re making right now. I was lucky enough to catch up with vocalist Brian Swindle on their recent tour supporting Real Friends, where we discussed the band’s new album, how many times they get asked to encore a certain popular song, and even video games. Because really, what else is a band going to play on the road besides Sonic the Hedgehog?

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Have Mercy put on incredible performance at The Regent Theater! (Photo Set)

Indie/Emo outfit Have Mercy from Baltimore, MD put on a beautifully intimate and emotion-driven set at The Regent Theater in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles last weekend. Also on the bill was Real Friends, Tiny Moving Parts, Broadside & Nothing, Nowhere, all of whom killed it as well.

Check out this photo set below and see for yourself!

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Real Friends announce headlining tour w/Have Mercy & more as support

Pop-punk band Real Friends have announced a North American headlining tour, also featuring Broadside, Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts, and nothing, nowhere. As a huge fan of this genre, I’m extremely excited to attend. It’s going to be a banger for sure. I think we’ve all been waiting on something similar to be announced. You can check out the tour dates below – Have Mercy have also mentioned having a new album release in time for this tour, which is exciting.

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