Riding high on the crest of the new single "Everybody Is Easy," Dallas' all-star cast of musical veterans (plus Kansas City's own ex-Tenderloin drummer, Taz Bentley) the Burden Brothers
has just dropped a new disc called Mercy
. And it's an oddly named piece of work, given that the disc shows none of what the title promises. Rather, it's a full-on, unapologetic sonic throwback, full of rock riffs and distort-o gee-tars and, of course, former Toadies frontman Todd Lewis' signature throat-ripping vocals. What else would you expect from a crew that worked downtown Dallas' notorious Deep Ellum district while you were still piddling in your pull-ups? More important, what more could you ask for?