Planes Mistaken for Stars' 'Mercy' Officially Slated for Reissue

Planes Mistaken for Stars' 'Mercy' Officially Slated for Reissue
Esteemed hardcore imprint Deathwish Inc. has confirmed that the mysterious project it was teasing last month is indeed a re-release of Midwest hardcore outfit Planes Mistaken for Stars' 2006 full-length, Mercy.

As previously reported, the label had delivered a trailer for the project in March, with visuals alluding to the LP's artwork. It also featured audio of Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor praising the band and hinting that something was on the way. Today (April 24), Deathwish fully revealed its plans in a second trailer, which features more testimonials from Coliseum's Ryan Patterson, Converge's Nate Newton, and Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amoré.

"With this re-release, Deathwish will give notice to one of the creepiest records ever captured," Bolm says in the video before a lengthy stream of the title track closes out the announcement. You can watch the trailer down below.

The reissue officially lands July 14. A press release notes that the band have updated the LP a bit since Abacus Recordings first delivered it back in 2006. Most notably, the set features revamped artwork and was remastered by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege (Sunn O))), Modern Life Is War) using the original 1/2-inch tapes. This apparently makes the full-length "more powerful and textural than ever before."

The tracklisting to the Matt Bayles-produced effort, the band's last official LP, remains intact, with no bonus songs being tacked onto the upcoming reissue. The set is described as Planes Mistaken for Stars' "beautifully dark and melodious masterwork," as well as "vulnerable but vicious in tone."

The Denver ensemble had initially played together between 1997 and 2008. They've been touring off and on since reuniting in 2010, and have announced they'll be hitting the road again this summer. No concerts have been scheduled in Canada, but you can check out the U.S. dates down below.

Additionally, the Mercy release will be just the first chapter in Planes Mistaken for Stars' new relationship with Deathwish Inc. The label has said that the band "have been quietly and persistently working on new music, due to surface on Deathwish sometime in the future."


1. One Fucked Pony

2. Crooked Mile

3. Widow. A Love Song

4. Keep Your Teeth

5. To Spit A Sparrow

6. Never Felt Prettier

7. Killed By Killers Who Kill Each Other

8. Little Death

9. Church Date

10. Mercy

11. Penitence

Tour dates:

07/15 Detroit, MI - The Sanctuary

07/16 Pittsburgh, Pa - Howlers

07/17 Philadelphia, Pa - Boot & Saddle

07/18 Asbury Park , NJ Asbury Lanes

07/19 Brooklyn, NY - St. Vitus

07/21 Cambridge, MA - Middle East upstairs

07/22 Washington DC - DC9

07/23 Richmond, VA - Strange Matte

07/26 Gainesville, FL - the Atlantic

07/27 St. Augustine , FL - Nobbys

07/28 Atlanta, GA - The Earl

07/30 Cincinnati, OH - North Side Yacht Club

07/31 Chicago, IL - Fizz