STATS ready debut for New Atlantis Records

New Atlantis Records presents the August 7 release of Mercy, the debut full-length album by Brooklyn trio STATS.
Founded in 2002 under the name Stay Fucked (from a line in Tropic of Cancer), STATS consists now of bassist/vocalist Tony Gedrich, guitarist Joe Petrucelli, and drummer/vocalist Hank Shteamer. This gang holds some heavyweight avant-rock credentials: Gedrich played in Extra Life and has collaborated with guitar phenom Mick Barr of Orthrelm and Krallice; Shteamer bashes things currently with Big A Little a and has lent his skills to Psalm Zero as well as projects with members of Dazzling Killmen and Craw. (Shteamer also holds the title of music editor at Time Out New York and has authored a book about Ween for the 33 1/3 series!)
STATS’ upcoming debut full-length, Mercy, was recorded at Strange Weather in Brooklyn by former The Men guitarist Ben Greenberg and mastered by Khanate’s James Plotkin (Thou, Merzbow). Stream new song “The Freeze, The Fritz,” off Mercy, via BrooklynVegan, here.
Mercy’s cover art is by photographer Remi Thornton. The layout was created by Ian Anderson of The Designer’s Republic (Aphex Twin, Pulp). Mercy follows 2010’s Crowned EP, released on The Path Less Traveled Records, and 2009’s Marooned EP.