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Brian Swindle Reflects On Have Mercy & The Band’s Growth On ‘NUMB’

Have Mercy may have released a self-titled EP last year, but with the release of their Rude Records debut full-length album, NUMB, the trio is officially back. In 2019, the announcement of Have Mercy‘s farewell tour initially felt like the closing chapter of an era—a victorious lap coming to a poignant conclusion. This emotional goodbye was only worsened and cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. These unforeseen setbacks added an extra layer of emotion to what was already a deeply sentimental farewell, leaving fans grappling with uncertainty about the band’s future and the possibility of bidding them a proper goodbye.… Read more »


idobi Acoustic: Have Mercy – Pete Rose and Babe Ruth

Brian Swindle of Have Mercy was kind enough to play an acoustic version of “Peter Rose and Babe Ruth” for us when the Zero Platoon Tour stopped in Long Island — and it turns out the song is just as powerful when stripped down to its rawest form.


Mike’s Dead Shares Albums He Was Inspired By In 2023

In the ever-evolving landscape of alternative music in 2023, Mike’s Dead stands out as a rising force, blending genre, shattering boundaries, and creating a distinct sonic experience across his new EP, REBIRTH. While the collection takes on a life of its own through a heavy-laden sound collage, Mike’s Dead shares the 2023 albums that influenced him this year. The past year has undeniably marked a milestone for Mike’s Dead. From sharing stages with the horror-metal behemoths Ice Nine Kills to gearing up for two exclusive EP release parties on December 15 and 16, presented by Louder Than Life and Sonic Temple,… Read more »


Have Mercy Find Themselves Stuck In The “Middle” On New Song

Ahead of their full album release, Have Mercy is sharing a bouncy new song and accompanying music video with retro visuals for “Middle.” You can catch this new track, as well as their October release “Alive” on NUMB, their full-length record arriving December 8 via Rude Records. So, if you have been waiting for new Have Mercy since their August 2022 self-titled EP, your time is almost here. In the meantime, here’s one more track to enjoy before December arrives. Check out “Middle” below. Vocalist Brian Swindle says, “‘Middle’ is about being in between two places. Knowing you want or… Read more »


Have Mercy Feel “Alive” On First New Music Of 2023

Marking their first new music since August 2022’s self-titled EP, Have Mercy has unveiled their soul-stirring new single, “Alive.” This captivating track is a sneak peek of what’s to come on their upcoming album, NUMB, which is scheduled to arrive via the group’s new label, Rude Records, on December 8. Embarking on a journey back to their roots, “Alive” is an examination of feeling ensnared in a toxic relationship with nowhere to turn or escape to. The song unfurls in an array of meticulously constructed drum fills and guitar work, creating a powerful backdrop for vocalist Brian Swindle’s  gut-wrenching opening… Read more »


Sundressed Unveils Emotional Odyssey On Self-Titled Album

Intricately woven and deeply personal, the self-titled release from Sundressed offers an intimate glimpse into the inner workings of frontman Trevor Hedges‘ creative psyche. This artistic endeavor was first set into motion back in 2012 when Hedges embarked on a musical journey under the moniker Sundressed as a means to navigate his own journey of sobriety. Yet, as the sands of time have shifted, so too has the project’s purpose, morphing into a resonant platform that seeks to address critical matters, particularly within the realm of mental health, all while fostering a profound sense of community among its listeners. The… Read more »


Sundressed Tackle Anxiety Head-On With Have Mercy On New Single “Fuck It Up”

Following the release of “Bad Drugs” featuring City Mouth earlier this year, Sundressed has delivered their follow-up single “Fuck It Up” via Rude Records. The latest effort from the indie-punk four-piece also features legendary label mates Have Mercy. “Fuck It Up” sees vocalists Trevor Hedges of Sundressed and Brian Swindle of Have Mercy confronting anxiety when everything in life seems to be going too well and facing the lingering feeling that you’ll inevitably fuck it up. “This one is about the anxiety of screwing things up when everything is going so well,” Hedges shares in a press release. “We had… Read more »


Have Mercy and Daisyhead announce Split EP

Have Mercy and Daisyhead have teamed up  to release a four song split EP via No Sleep Records on February 25th. Each band has released a song off the Split over at Purevolume, and you can hear those tracks below. On coming together for the split, the bands stated: “Before this split, to me, Have Mercy was just a band that helped me destroy my apartment at a party we threw on July 4th of 2013,” says Daisyhead’s Michael Roe. “When Chris mentioned us doing a split with them, I couldn’t help but laugh. This will be a good way… Read more »

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