Seattle dusky post-rock quartet MERSO is streaming their new album ‘Red World’ in its entirety over at Impose today and will be celebrating the release with a show at Black Lodge in Seattle tomorrow as well as hitting the road for a string of tour dates the following week. ‘Red World’ is available in both a beautiful 2LP package that includes lyric sheet and colored and classic black vinyl options as well as digital formats.
MERSO‘s debut full length has already stirred up quite a bit of buzz and excitement from the blogs and critics from their hometown and beyond, including New Noise Magazine, Seattle Weekly, Impose, and more.
What people are saying about ‘RED WORLD’:
“…this album is difficult to place genre-wise. And perhaps that’s the point, but either way we’re loving it.” – IMPOSE
“Merso explores everything from hooky prog-rock homages in punchy songs like “Reunion Show” to the post-rock vastness of opener “Astoria.” The three-part title track alone spans a wealth of sounds—part of Sennholz’s insistence that “genres are stupid.” – SEATTLE WEEKLY
“Red World brings the loud, but in more controlled spurts
They have definitely given into the prog, because moments of this, sound like a modern update of early King Crimson, with some psychedelic moments, and those aforementioned controlled bursts of fury.” – NEW NOISE MAGAZINE
“Dark, dissident, and distorted…” – KEXP.ORG
Dark, surreptitious…the four gents making up the group have no trouble soundtracking the more sinister aspects of life…with a torrent of pummeling, down-tuned riffage. But they’re also more than capable of changing gears, from bewitching math-prog breakdowns to relatively straightforward psych rock.” – THE STRANGER
10/21 – Seattle (record release) / Black Lodge https://www.facebook.com/events/242955586101509/
10/24 – Bellingham / Shakedown https://www.facebook.com/events/1661073997538181/
10/25 – Portland / Smart Collective https://www.facebook.com/events/308503806171925/
10/26 – Sacramento / The Starlight https://www.facebook.com/events/227189904364786/
10/28 – Oakland / The Hole https://www.facebook.com/events/370943319962850/
10/29 – L.A. / Bridgetown DIY
10/30 – S.F. / Honey Hive https://www.facebook.com/events/201321193614619/