Athens, GA Post-Punk trio Mercyland have shared the single and video for their song, “Service Economy,” which was part of their final 1990 album, We Never Lost a Single Game. The album was never released due to the band breaking up in 1991, but is now arriving via Propeller Sound Recordings on Friday, September 16th, 2022. The track was written by guitarist Andrew Donaldson while he was working at the breakfast-focused Southern restaurant chain Shoneys, and is described by the band as a “dead-end job anthem”.
We Never Lost A Single Game has been heralded with the releases of the songs, “Freight Truck” (featuring John Keane guesting on pedal steel) and “Uncle,” as well as by lyric videos for those tracks.
To celebrate the release of We Never Lost A Single Game, Mercyland will be playing their first live shows in 12 years. The first show will be at 529 in Atlanta, GA, their first appearance in Atlanta in 32 years, on album release day, September 16th, 2022, with Donkey Punch and Saddam Death Cave; and the next one will be at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA, September 17th, 2022, with Elf Power and Nuclear Tourism.
16 – Atlanta, GA – 529 w/Donkey Punch, Saddam Death Cave
17 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt w/Elf Power, Nuclear Tourism