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Mercyfuck is Masha and the Fam’s Single Out Now

Good Day Noir Family,
I already reviewed Masha and the Fam in the past but this talented band is back with a new single and this is what I think about it.

Mercyfuck is Masha and the Fam’s Single Out Now

The charisma of Masha Alexis, the major architect of this musical project, is contagious.

The new single Mercyfuck is an intense, direct, irreverent, and brilliant song. Not only does the music penetrate your soul but the lyrics speak directly to the heart of the listener.

This is what I like best about Masha and the Fam, they are a band that has something to say. These guys don’t wear masks and they spit the raw reality in your face. What better way than blues to bring such an important message? A reinterpretation of a Mary Prankster song to which Masha Alexis adds a mesmerizing vocal interpretation.

In this woman’s blood flows the sacred fire of rock, she is literally born to sing and compose songs, it’s in her DNA.

The band as usual gives us a qualitatively perfect performance. A beautiful tune that I recommend everyone to go and listen to.

Mercyfuck is Masha and the Fam’s Single Out Now!


Mercyfuck is Masha and the Fam’s Single Out Now

This song may never be allowed on the radio, but hearing Masha and the Fam’s new single Mercyfuck, will make you question why not. The indie alt sextuplet are breaking the barriers of conventionality with their female empowerment anthem, complete with melancholic BB King style blues guitars and Alexis’ sensual vocals.

Masha Alexis (lead vocals, keys), Thomas D. Smith (guitar), Servio Maldonado (bass), Kyle Dombroski (drums), Max Maynard (trumpet) and William James Carter III (saxophone) comprise Masha and the Fam; a collective of extraordinary musicians who sidestep genre boundaries to produce enticing and exciting soundscapes.

Lead by Alexis (the main songwriter of the group), Fam is churning out a dazzling new era in song from their LA jam space. The music is a rousing, alt rock orchestral offering – inviting the listener to join them. ‘The Fam’ earned its moniker from Carter after Alexis dubbed their rehearsals: “family meetings”. And the groups’ coming together and creating ultimately laid the foundation for the first release of the 2023 – Mercy.

Having formed not long before the pandemic of 2020, the Fam were woven together by Alexis; a musician having grown up a performer. It was her extensive training in choral music at the Peabody Conservatory, Russian liturgical music vocals, and operatic vocals during her college years mashed with her time as a professional dancer that brought Alexis to LA, where she rediscovered her musical roots. In what she calls a “life changing moment”, Alexis was afforded the chance to work with producer extraordinaire, Anthony Marinelli. Her debut EP Conkling Street (an homage to her hometown of Baltimore) was born after years of providing back-up vocals for artists and at the encouragement of her renowned vocal coach, Rachael Lawrence.

Soon after, Alexis would enlist like-minded and talented musicians to create Masha and the Fam as we know them today. The break of live music during the pandemic ushered a new sonic soundscape for the band to harness and explore. “These people and their energy created something so great, we decided to stay together,” she says.

A female blues rock ballad, simultaneously both intimate and powerful.  This song combines indie rock with a BB King style blues guitar.  Originally written by cult Baltimore artist, Mary Prankster, Alexis uses this song to help her through the struggles of life as a woman in America. “Together, we take the listener on a journey through all these conflicting emotions…hopelessness, frustration, rage, and finally acceptance.”

This is their first release of 2023, following the success of the acclaimed “Notice”, which was called a cinematic opus by Record World International.

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