‘Re:Cover – an underground New Zealand music exploration’ is a free downloadable compilation featuring some of New Zealand’s finest underground dark-alt/industrial/electro/experimental artists recording interpretations of their favourite kiwi songs. Inspired by the “She’s Lost” compilation from 2007 (and including many of the same artists), we hope to put a new spin on known and unknown tracks from our musical past. “
includes the mercy cage covering the car crash set classic fall from grace.
“Car Crash Set were a pioneering new zealand synthpop outfit. Fall From Grace is an amazing song from their 1983 E.P Two Songs. Overshadowed from that release by the more familiar Outsider, Fall From Grace is just beautiful, world-class synthpop. Somewhat hard to find these days, but take the time to find this song. It’s perfect.
Arranged & recorded in a day, our take on the song was to sound like an industrial garage-rock band jamming on a synthpop song. 30 year-old analogue synth live looping, manually triggered samples & improvised noise guitar. A little sketchy in places, but cybernetic rock & roll usually is.”
grab it here.
undergoing a spot of maintenance. things may be a little broken for a while. back soon.
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issue 3 of nz dark-end print magazine nocturne is out now, featuring an in-depth interview with josh from the mercy cage. plus lots of pretty pictures, & the 411 on all things gloomy in the land of the long white cloud….
the internet sez: “Angelspit’s long awaited Blood Death Ivory Remix album features 13 tracks from leading Electro/Industrial artists. Black Kingdom Red Kingdom includes the remix disc, a CD inset and four 12cm x 65cm panoramic posters. The CD wallet features deluxe spot UV printing on a matte laminated cardboard.”
includes the mercy cage destroying “kill kitty”. here for more.
aaaand read Angelspit’s ZOOG saying nice things here.
…is the title of a new compilation featuring an exclusive new track from the mercy cage, ‘The Jewellery Thief’. ‘something wicked this way comes’ release party @ kings arms, auckland NZ June 20th. featuring the mercy cage, N.U.T.E, this theory of static & nullity live. tickets $10 at the door.
australian synthpop act The Tenth Stage have a new album out, Grand Guginol. they’ve also released a remix album entitled Tales From The Casket containing a remix of the song “travelogue” by the mercy cage.
more info here.
catch the mercy cage, along with aussies angel theory & more – live september 14th @ valve in wellington new zealand.
the new album by diverje, which features contributions from the mercy cage is out now from DSBP .
apparently this film has a bunch of diverje songs on the soundtrack, including some of my work with ‘em.
also, check out the diverje myspace page for some track from stitched, including “smell the blood” & “unleashed” which the mercy cage did vocal mixes & effect processing for, & a cover of j geils band’s “come back”, with an arrangement, sequencing, & guitars by yours truly.