Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Profile: Mercer Friendly

Mercer Friendly is a NYC based duo who were commissioned to do music and sound design for the Wii game, "Groovin' Blocks".

Music from the game is available for purchase!

Let me start right off and say the soundtrack for this game is really awesome! Entitled Jetpak: Music For Groovin' Blocks, it's outstanding and breathes new life into the "old school chip-tune" style of game music that we don't get to hear too much in video games anymore. Think, "Splash Lake with a lot more depth," and you'll know what I'm talking about. The Jetpak album, containing 6 wonderful electronically charged songs, is available to purchase from the Mercer Friendly website and is also available from Amazon.com.

I have been allowed to share the official press release from Mercer Friendly:

September 13th, 2008 (NY, NY) -- Mercer Friendly is releasing their debut album featuring music from Groovin' Blocks. "Groovin' Blocks, is a music-based game like no other. It adds innovative musical gameplay to an addictive action/puzzle game. The game features 27 different stages for everyone, from casual to hardcore. It also includes 15 levels of unlockable bonuses, cooperative play and a head-to-head mode."

The album, JETPAK, drops today on http://mercerfriendly.com and Sept. 15th via Amazon.com.

For more on Mercer Friendly, please visit:

  • Mercerfriendly.com
  • and
    Mercer Friendly's Myspace
  • Congratualtions on your great debut album, Mercer Friendly, and best of luck for the future!

    P.S. The album really is great, drop by and get it, you won't regret it!
  • 1 comment:

    CakeKitty said...

    Hi Keith,
    Thanks sooo much for the awesome review! It's definitely a nice homage to the classics with funky twists and turns along the way. I am having a hard time getting the music out of my head... and that's not a bad thing!
    Thanks again for the post!!