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REMO DRIVE, the longstanding project of brothers Erik and Stephen Paulson, want you to feel something. Following a six-year run of pristine emo-influenced rock Ďní roll records comes Mercy, the bandís fourth album and third for Epitaph. Itís the bandís most lyric-focused offering to date, a record about reinvention, trusting yourself, and wearing your heart on your sleeve even when itís painful or vulnerable.
Sonically, Mercy is also a major departure for REMO DRIVE. Itís less indebted to the emo and pop punk that foregrounded the duoís career and instead invested in thorny, baroque indie pop byway of Father John Misty and Fleet Foxes. It was produced by Phil Ek, a legendary Seattle-based indie rock producer who has previously worked with those two bands as well as the Shins and Band of Horses, among others. REMO DRIVE worked with Ek over the course of ten days. ďIt was refreshing to work with Phil,Ē says Erik, ďIt made music feel like how it did when we were younger. He was like fuck it, letís go, letís have fun.Ē
Mercy is a study in intimacy, in being real with yourself, in entering an exciting new creative chapter where you are making the art you really want to make. Thatís where REMO DRIVE is today.