Mercy, the beloved and highly influential album from Planes Mistaken For Stars, is finally available on CD, LP and digital formats today from Deathwish Inc. Originally released in 2006, this new definitive version has revamped packaging and has also been remastered from the original 1/2” tapes by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege (Sunn O))), Modern Life Is War), sonically making it more powerful and textural than ever before. Produced by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Cursive) Mercy is a beautifully dark and melodious masterwork that is affecting in ways rarely experienced. Each of its eleven songs is a haunting yet hopeful personal tale, vulnerable but vicious in tone. Planes Mistaken For Stars are genre-bending and groundbreaking in their ability to intimately connect with listeners from all walks of life.
Planes Mistaken For Stars formed in Peoria, Illinois in 1997, and relocated to Denver Colorado in 1999. From the outset, they were an artistic anomaly; carrying both a worn rust belt heart and a warm midwestern soul. Collectively the band combined different kinds of musical rebellion; hardcore aggression, punk energy, and gritty rock n’ roll spirit into their own special noise. From 1999 to 2006, Planes Mistaken For Stars released music on labels Deep Elm, Dim Mak, No Idea Records and more, before signing to Abacus/Century Media in 2006. After countless tours in those years with the likes of Converge, Against Me!, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Hot Water Music, the band flamed out and announced an amicable split in 2007. During that time members went on to play in Git Some, Bull Of Heaven, Hawks and Doves, and Wovenhand. In 2010, Planes Mistaken For Stars reunited for The Fest in Gainesville, Florida. In 2012, the band also reunited for a successful East Coast Tour. Since then, they have been quietly and persistently working on new music, due to surface on Deathwish sometime in the future.
See Planes Mistaken For Stars on tour in the midwest and the east coast throughout July and stay tuned for more news coming from the band soon. In the meantime, keep up with them on Facebook.
Planes Mistaken For Stars, on tour:
7/15: Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary
7/16: Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers
7/17: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
7/18: Asbury Park , NJ Asbury Lanes
7/19: Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
7/21: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East upstairs
7/22: Washington D.C. @ DC9
7/23: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
7/24: Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
7/25: Charleston, SC @ The Tin Roof
7/26: Gainesville, FL @ the Atlantic
7/27: St. Augustine, FL @ Nobles
7/28: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
7/30: Cincinnati, OH @ North Side Yacht Club
7/31: Chicago, IL @ Fizz