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Dead Heart Bloom's second of three EP's, "Oh Mercy", releases November 4, 2008!

posted Sep 8, 2008, 9:05 AM by Vu Nguyen
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Dead Heart Bloom's second of three EP's, Oh Mercy, releases November 4, 2008!

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Back from the release of the Fall In EP, Dead Heart Bloom is returning with their latest EP, Oh Mercy.  It is the second in a series of three EPs being released in 2008.  The series, embracing several styles yet lyrically and conceptually tied together, will be released on KEI Records.

Oh Mercy

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Boris Skalsky formed New York City-based Dead Heart Bloom in 2005.  The band has garnered a sturdy fan base since then, receiving comparisons to the "eclectic eccentricity of Beck" and the "dramatics of Bowie" from the rock criterati.  Reviewers have also named Mark Kozelek, Jeff Buckley and even "Pet Sounds"-era Beach Boys as comparisons.
Earlier this summer, the band released the first of three EPs scheduled for 2008.  J. Edward Keyes of Rollingstone described Fall In as "...a sublime combination of dour, druggy vocals and corkscrewing guitars." The latest EP, Oh Mercy, continues Dead Heart Bloom's stylistic experimentation, venturing into louder, more aggressive territory.  After the relative optimism of the first EP, Oh Mercy takes an explosive turn, exploring the darker corners of the creative spectrum both lyrically and musically.
The 2008 EP series follows the eponymous self-titled debut album and elegant, understated Chelsea Diaries (both Shortlist Prize nominees.)  Oh Mercy was recorded by Skalsky and guitarist Paul Wood at the band's Brooklyn studio and includes appearances by a number of guest musicians.
All three EPs will be available in CD format as well as free download at

Previous Praise for Dead Heart Bloom:

Dead Heart Bloom is releasing three EPs in the near future, and this is the first. God help us all. If the next two are as good as this one, the combination of the three might be more than civilization can handle.
- Aiding and Abetting

...DHB deliver giant-sized guitar noise topped with gianter-size religious cynicism.
- Rollingstone

If Boris Skalsky plays his cards right, he just might have another Short List nod, or better yet win, in the years to come.
- The Tripwire

An amazing mixture of indie pop, alternative rock, and shifting soundscapes, Dead Heart Bloom is easily one of the year’s best independent albums.
- Smother