Brothers of Mercy is creating Music and Video
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Folk music, in its effort to speak to a broad audience, is sometimes seen as stark and simplistic. It's a characterization that is not unwelcome or derogatory, but born out of the service to what lies at the core of folk music...the song. The best songs do not need to hide behind studio tricks or gimmicks. The artistry lies as much, if not more, in the crafting of the story or the message. The music is a picture frame.

This idea was at the heart of the process while recording Sentimental Man, the debut EP by The Brothers of Mercy. The songs needed to be at once personal and universal. The music needed to be just the right frame...beautiful without being too ornate...Simple, but not uninteresting. Inspiration came from the golden era of American folk music, when timeless songwriting joined with masterful pop craft to give us iconic acts like The Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel. The end result is a timeless set of 6 songs that still manage to speak to our current climate, combining hopes, fears, joys, and frustrations with classic production techniques.

The duo that are The Brothers of Mercy should know a thing or two about songwriting, arranging, and producing. Steven Collins spent 2 decades fronting Deadman, an ethereal Americana band that worked with legendary producer, Mark Howard. DEADMAN’s “Take Up Your Mat and Walk” hit Number One on the Euro-Americana Chart in 2011 and stayed number one for two consecutive months. DEADMAN shared the stage with the likes of The Proclaimers, Maria McKee (of Lone Justice), Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan, Emmy Lou Harris, Willie Nelson, Peter Gabriel) and Garth Hudson (of The Band). Collins has also produced and engineered many records including Jason Eady's “ Wild-Eyed Serenade”, Carter Albrecht’s “Jesus is Alive and Living In London”, Shot Gun Party, The Dedringer’s “Sweetheart of The Neighborhood” among many others.

Scott Davis is a multi-instrumentalist who has toured and recorded with countless Americana, Folk, Rock, and Country acts including Hayes Carll, The Band of Heathens, Jason Eady, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis among others. He has also produced records by The Trishas, Jamie Lin Wilson, Rob Baird, and many more. The song KMAG YOYO, that he wrote with Hayes Carll and John Evans has appeared in TV and Film and was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2011 Americana Music Awards.

All of this experience led to their desire to strip away the excess and make a record of songs that were laid bare, unencumbered by studio trickery and ready for the listener to receive, whether today or in 50 years. All of this was done in the service of the song.

Tiers
Song of the Month
$1 or more per month
Access to one new Brothers of Mercy song per month 
Song and Behind the Scenes Video
$5 or more per month
-Access to one new Brothers of Mercy song per month, and...

-Access to a monthly behind-the-scenes video to see what we're up to 

2 Songs/Month Plus Video
$10 or more per month
-Access to one new Brothers of Mercy song per month, and...

-Access to a monthly behind-the-scenes video to see what we're up to, and...

-Access to a second, unreleased Brothers of Mercy song

Cooking with Brothers of Mercy
$20 or more per month
-Access to one new Brothers of Mercy song per month, and...

-Access to a monthly behind-the-scenes video to see what we're up to, and...

-Access to a second, unreleased Brothers of Mercy song, and...

-We'll share a different family recipe with you each month

We're With the Band
$50 or more per month
-Access to one new Brothers of Mercy song per month, and...

-Access to a monthly behind-the-scenes video to see what we're up to, and...

-Access to a second, unreleased Brothers of Mercy song, and...

-We'll share a different family recipe with you each month, and...

-You and a guest will receive free admission and backstage privileges at a Brothers of Mercy show of your choice

The Brothers Come To You!!!
$100 or more per month only 4 left
-Access to one new Brothers of Mercy song per month, and...

-Access to a monthly behind-the-scenes video to see what we're up to, and...

-Access to a second, unreleased Brothers of Mercy song, and...

-We'll share a different family recipe with you each month, and...

-We'll build in a tour stop at your house (or location of your choice) and provide a private house concert for you and your friends (limit 1 house concert per 12 month period, currently only available in the Continental United States)

Folk music, in its effort to speak to a broad audience, is sometimes seen as stark and simplistic. It's a characterization that is not unwelcome or derogatory, but born out of the service to what lies at the core of folk music...the song. The best songs do not need to hide behind studio tricks or gimmicks. The artistry lies as much, if not more, in the crafting of the story or the message. The music is a picture frame.

This idea was at the heart of the process while recording Sentimental Man, the debut EP by The Brothers of Mercy. The songs needed to be at once personal and universal. The music needed to be just the right frame...beautiful without being too ornate...Simple, but not uninteresting. Inspiration came from the golden era of American folk music, when timeless songwriting joined with masterful pop craft to give us iconic acts like The Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel. The end result is a timeless set of 6 songs that still manage to speak to our current climate, combining hopes, fears, joys, and frustrations with classic production techniques.

The duo that are The Brothers of Mercy should know a thing or two about songwriting, arranging, and producing. Steven Collins spent 2 decades fronting Deadman, an ethereal Americana band that worked with legendary producer, Mark Howard. DEADMAN’s “Take Up Your Mat and Walk” hit Number One on the Euro-Americana Chart in 2011 and stayed number one for two consecutive months. DEADMAN shared the stage with the likes of The Proclaimers, Maria McKee (of Lone Justice), Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan, Emmy Lou Harris, Willie Nelson, Peter Gabriel) and Garth Hudson (of The Band). Collins has also produced and engineered many records including Jason Eady's “ Wild-Eyed Serenade”, Carter Albrecht’s “Jesus is Alive and Living In London”, Shot Gun Party, The Dedringer’s “Sweetheart of The Neighborhood” among many others.

Scott Davis is a multi-instrumentalist who has toured and recorded with countless Americana, Folk, Rock, and Country acts including Hayes Carll, The Band of Heathens, Jason Eady, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis among others. He has also produced records by The Trishas, Jamie Lin Wilson, Rob Baird, and many more. The song KMAG YOYO, that he wrote with Hayes Carll and John Evans has appeared in TV and Film and was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2011 Americana Music Awards.

All of this experience led to their desire to strip away the excess and make a record of songs that were laid bare, unencumbered by studio trickery and ready for the listener to receive, whether today or in 50 years. All of this was done in the service of the song.

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Tiers
Song of the Month
$1 or more per month
Access to one new Brothers of Mercy song per month 
Song and Behind the Scenes Video
$5 or more per month
-Access to one new Brothers of Mercy song per month, and...

-Access to a monthly behind-the-scenes video to see what we're up to 

2 Songs/Month Plus Video
$10 or more per month
-Access to one new Brothers of Mercy song per month, and...

-Access to a monthly behind-the-scenes video to see what we're up to, and...

-Access to a second, unreleased Brothers of Mercy song

Cooking with Brothers of Mercy
$20 or more per month
-Access to one new Brothers of Mercy song per month, and...

-Access to a monthly behind-the-scenes video to see what we're up to, and...

-Access to a second, unreleased Brothers of Mercy song, and...

-We'll share a different family recipe with you each month

We're With the Band
$50 or more per month
-Access to one new Brothers of Mercy song per month, and...

-Access to a monthly behind-the-scenes video to see what we're up to, and...

-Access to a second, unreleased Brothers of Mercy song, and...

-We'll share a different family recipe with you each month, and...

-You and a guest will receive free admission and backstage privileges at a Brothers of Mercy show of your choice

The Brothers Come To You!!!
$100 or more per month only 4 left
-Access to one new Brothers of Mercy song per month, and...

-Access to a monthly behind-the-scenes video to see what we're up to, and...

-Access to a second, unreleased Brothers of Mercy song, and...

-We'll share a different family recipe with you each month, and...

-We'll build in a tour stop at your house (or location of your choice) and provide a private house concert for you and your friends (limit 1 house concert per 12 month period, currently only available in the Continental United States)