Mercyland is one of those bands I always heard about from older friends, but never really listened to for whatever reason. I even own the record (their only album) that this song is off of, but never got around to spinnin’ it. I’m not sure about the rest of the record, but this song is a solid indie-rock, post punk-ish tune.
Mercyland is the Athens, Georgia band fronted by David Barbe before he was picked up by Bob Mould to form part of the power trio Sugar. Not surprisingly, the band sounds like Husker Du without Bob Mould and Grant Hart’s songwriting chops. Other members included drummer Joel Suttles and guitarist Andrew Donaldson, and briefly drummer Harry Joiner and guitarist Mark Craig.