Mercy Union, the brand new rock quartet featuring Jared Hart of The Scandals and Benny Horowitz of The Gaslight Anthem, are pleased to announce the Friday, October 19 release of its forthcoming debut album titled The Quarry. Being released on the band’s Mt. Crushmore label and recorded at Little Eden in Asbury Park, NJ with Pete Steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls, The Quarry is a propulsive 12-song showcase written from an outside perspective of different aspects of a linear life: Growing up, the people who shaped you, the people who let you down, the people that are still here, and the things we struggle with daily in our minds. The album’s lead single, “Chips and Vics,” references this internal tension via the type of discord found within a very personal relationship.
Four friends from New Jersey decided to come together over the past year in a basement. Over their countless meetings in the shadow of Manhattan in Jersey City, the four members of Mercy Union – Jared Hart (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Rocky Catanese (lead guitar), Nick Jorgensen (bass) and Benny Horowitz (drums) – pushed their creative limits through endless riffs and backbeats, and in the process, the band was born.
Mercy Union will be making the following appearances this August and October. More dates will be added soon.
25 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (Summer Strummerjam w/ Jesse Malin)
18 – Garwood, NJ – Crossroads
26-28 – Gainesville, FL – The Fest