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Merit - 2007 sampler


Anorexic Beauty Queen
This Little Light

The Pilot Lies
Do Things Look Any Better?

For The Horizon
If All Else Fails

When We Fight



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Merit has been making music for over five years and has been signed to Aux almost four of them. An uncompromised sound, combining indie, modern, and pop rock. NYC's Village Voice compares it Concrete Blonde, if Concrete Blonde had grown up listening to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It's a brave mix that has captured the ears and hearts of scene kids and hard rockers alike. Just check the numbers.

In 2004, Merit released their debut album, When We Fight. The band sold two thousand copies independently. Songs off that record and their self-titled double EP have earned radio play from New York City to Los Angeles. Their hit single, "Man on a String," broke the top ten on Syracuse's KROCK.

The band's touring record? As far north as Canada, as far South as the Carolinas and covering Michigan to Massachusetts in between. Merit is a staple at NYC's Knitting Factory, and have opened for a long list of national headliners. Their hard work and unique sound has landed them in front of a wide range of audiences, from shredding on the Gritty in Pink Stage at the Van's Warped Tour in 2006 to opening for Liz Phair in front of thousands. Merit’s rocked the college shows and unplugged for the coffee houses.

Merit is just what the name suggests. Honest. Sincere. Worthy of a listen. So listen, and come to understand what so many others already do. When this band hits the stage, the game changes. This is different. This is Merit.

"They come up with something that is essentially unheard of in current music, a new sound."

“Imagine if Concrete Blonde had grown up listening to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs”
-The Village Voice

"It’s only a short matter of time before the mainstream really catches on."

"Powerful vocals and top-notch instrumentation."

“On this 10 song collection of originals, Syr-rock-cuse not only lives, it thrives with energy and bite.”
-The Post-Standard

“Edgy with a no holds barred, in your face attitude”

Brenna Merritt - Vocals, Guitar
Wil Mecum - Bass
Hal Appleby - Guitar
Jeff Nelson - Drums