Louisville, Kentucky’s Tender Mercy (aka. Mark Kramer) releases his fourth full-length, The Veil Falls, on Somewherecold Records. Tender Mercy‘s output is slow, sparse, minimal and quiet, and is likely to appeal to fans of Low, Grouper, and Tiny Vipers.
“The theme that runs throughout, and basically all my work, is doubt and insecurity and anything stemming from those emotions,” Kramer says. “Sometimes the songs are about me. Sometimes they are about people around me who are dealing with these things. The Veil Falls is the moment when everything you’ve been hiding behind slips away and you are left totally exposed.”
The full-length is the latest addition to a considerable catalog that includes three other LPs, and five EPs (on Obsolete Media Objects, Dunkenstein, Obsolete Staircases, Bright Tonight).
“Somewherecold Records and I initially became acquainted back in 2018, but I had already promised my next two full lengths to other labels. At the time they were based in Texas, but coincidentally moved to right outside of Louisville since our first meeting. I’m really happy that I’m finally getting to work with them!”
Get a copy of Tender Mercy‘s newest offering on CD or digital. Deluxe versions are already sold out.