MAR 03 – Merriment will release their debut full-length album, Sway, on April 8 – while the band is on tour with Eisley. Tickets for the tour are on sale now HERE. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.
Sway was recorded in the band’s hometown of Tyler, TX, with Charlie Brand of Miniature Tigers serving as producer. The album will be released on Rory Records – Max Bemis of Say Anything’s imprint within Equal Vision Records.
The stunning new album features twelve tracks filled with lush harmonies, all serenely delivered through the sweet, angelic vocals of Christie DuPree. On Sway, Merriment flawlessly pairs hypnotic indie pop melodies with the warmth of folk-tinged Americana elements to create a bright yet delicate and graceful blend that is all their own.
This past November, Merriment released two tracks from the album, “Backwards” and “Nothing To Lose”, as a digital single - just prior to their two-part full US tour with Max Bemis (of Say Anything), Matt Pryor, Perma, Sherri DuPree-Bemis of Eisley, and Allison Weiss.
Upon the release of “Backwards”, American Songwriter declared the “harmony-rich, surging acoustic folk song” as “one of our favorite songs this year.” Alternative Press, too, has shown early support of Merriment, featuring them as one of the “100 Bands You Need To Know in 2014” in the current issue of the magazine, which is now available in stores and online HERE.
A tour sampler featuring one song each from Sway and Merriment’s self-released, debut EP Through The Rough (2012), as well as four live acoustic tracks from Eisley, can be downloaded now via Bandcamp.
Preorders for Sway will launch in the coming weeks through MerchNOW.
TRACKLISTING - Sway
1. Take Heart
2. Tremendous Love
4. Now I’m Silver
6. Two Worlds
9. Nothing To Lose
10. Down By The Creek
11. Right Again
Apr 01 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In (18+)
Apr 02 Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Apr 03 Washington, DC @ U Street
Apr 05 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle (21+)
Apr 06 Uncasville, CT @ Wolf Den @ Mohegan (21+)
Apr 07 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall (18+)
Apr 08 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (18+)
Apr 10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
Apr 11 Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
Apr 12 South Bend, IN @ Subkirke
Apr 13 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (18+)
Apr 14 Kansas City, MO @ Czar (18+)
Apr 15 Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz RnR Chicken Shack (18+)
Apr 16 Houston, TX @ House of Blues Peacock
Apr 17 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Apr 18 San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Bar (13+)
Apr 19 Dallas, TX @ Trees