The Mercury Saints have dubbed their sound "Vintage Rock", inspired by classic rock & roll such as the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, the Kinks, AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, and more. But, like anything vintage, the Saints' sound has picked up some rough edges along the way, adding a punk- and grunge-infused, power chord-driven distortion—to say nothing of intensity—that sets their sound apart.

Based in Atlanta, this three-man foursome is comprised of Doug Banks on drums, John Pinkston on lead guitar, Tyler Duckworth on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, and really just whoever's playing bass that day.

In the spirit of great Southern Rock bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Saints are just regular guys doing regular things to make ends meet. Doug is a Nerf, Lego, yo-yo, and kiteboarding enthusiast who somehow finds time in his busy schedule to gig and record. Meanwhile, John recently finished his degree in radiology, and Tyler is vice president of the Snellville T-shirt company Atlanta Screenprints. Needless to say, these guys have a reason to cut loose on the weekends.

That cutting loose made them finalists in the 2013 Atlanta Battle of the Bands in their first year of playing out. However, the Saints opted to spend most of 2014 finalizing, perfecting, and ultimately recording their debut full-length album, Grand Karmic Circus, released Valentine's Day 2015 as a follow-up to their first EP, One-Night Stands, which can be downloaded for free at:

If that's not enough for you, the band is back in the studio working on their next EP, Dead Man's Hand, after which you'll be able catch them playing live around Atlanta, Athens, and the Southeast once again. Check the Mercury Saints homepage for show details.

Four veteran musicians.
Three decades of influence.
Two turtle doves.
And one incredible rock and roll machine.

The Mercury Saints: not your granddaddy's devil music.

"The worst band I ever heard."
—The New York Post-Gazette

"...nothing so painful since I passed a 3-ounce kidney stone."
—Seattle Offshore Fisherman's Quarterly

"...proof that God is fallible..."

"One time I went to camp, and I think that was the only time my parents were truly in love."
—TIME Magazine

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