News: MxPx, Zebrahead, and Bad Cop/Bad Cop Join Forces for Mercy Music Cover

In case you’ve ever doubted just how wholesome and awesome MxPx, Zebrahead, and Bad Cop/Bad Cop are, the bands have collaborated on an acoustic cover of “Nothing in the Dark” by Mercy Music, to shine a spotlight on the emerging band.

Mercy Music opened up for the trio of punk heroes at a sold-out show at House of Blues Anaheim last week, but MxPx felt that opening acts don’t get their fair share of attention, and as champions of the independent, punk lifestyle, the band sought to change how headliners support their openers, recruiting Zebrahead and Bad Cop/Bad Cop to perform a rendition of the track.

In the video, the song is performed acoustically by MxPx’s Mike Herrera, Zebrahead’s Adrian Estrella and Ali Tabatabaee, and Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s Stacey Dee. 

Mike Herrera says of the collab:

“With how competitive this industry can be, we realize we’re lucky to be doing this after all this time, on our schedule, on our terms, and that most don’t get to that point. I don’t think an opening slot helps a younger band the way they used to. The world is changing, and how we learn about music and consume music is changing so fast.

“So we convinced our friends to try something new with us to help a younger band. This one’s written by the opener of the shows we’re all playing together, we didn’t even tell them we were doing it!

“Stacey, Ali, and Adrian were stoked to get involved, and honestly, to them I say, thank you for trying one of our crazy ideas! 

“To you guys, I say thank you for listening, and go listen to Mercy Music!”

Check out the “Nothing in the Dark” video below.

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Featured image credit: Jered Scott.

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