Fifteen years after it’s initial release, Hey Mercedes’ debut Everynight Fire Works will receive a deluxe reissue on Run For Cover Records. Formed after the break up of Braid by Bob Nanna, Todd Bell and Damon Atkinson, Hey Mercedes’ brand of emo-influenced alternative rock has stood the test of time, embraced as a more melodic but equally-as-important companion to the members’ first band.
Everynight Fire Works, originally released by Vagrant Records in October 2001, will be reissued as a double LP on August 12, 2016. Remastered by JJ Golden (Sunny Day Real Estate, Soundgarden), the album will be accompanied by the band’s “Weekend EP,” a companion piece originally released in 2002 that has never been released on vinyl before, and a cover of Guided By Voices’ “A Salty Salute” which you know is a TFN favorite.
In support of the reissue and 15-year anniversary, Hey Mercedes will head out on a US tour including a stop at Wrecking Ball Festival in Atlanta. Though the official street date for the reissue is August 19th, the band will have 300 copies of an exclusive, hand numbered variant available only on the tour (all tour dates below).
There are four variants of this release. As mentioned above, the band will have a special 300 copy tour variant. The 300 copy splatter and 1600 Clear can be found HERE at Run For Cover. Newbury has another 300 copy variant which comes with a signed poster by the band HERE.
300 Blue/Purple Mix w/ White/Purple/Blue Splatter
300 Blue/White/Purple Mix (Hey Mercedes Tour Exclusive)
300 Purple in Clear (Newbury Comics Exclusive w/ Autographed Poster)
1600 Clear w/ Green/Blue/White Splatter
250 Clear Cassettes with Black Liner & Blue Imprint (Available only in RFC Webstore + from the band on tour)
Hey Mercedes — 2016 Tour Dates
July 7th Chicago, IL @ Subterranean%
July 8th Chicago, IL @ Subterranean%
July 9th Detroit, MI @ The Shelter at St. Andrew’s Hall%
July 10th Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop%
July 12th Boston, MA @ The Sinclair%
July 13th New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom+
July 14th Philadelphia, PA @ Foundry at The Fillmore%
July 15th Washington, DC @ Black Cat%
July 16th Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right%
July 17th Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café+
July 21st Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour#
July 22nd San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill#
July 23rd Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room#
August 11th Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery^
August 12th Orlando, FL @ The Social^
August 13th Atlanta, GA @ Wrecking Ball Festival @ The Masquerade
% = w/ The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Prawn
+ = w/ Prawn
# = w/ The Velvet Teen
^ = w/ Microwave and Pohgoh