ALBANY — Jocelyn and Chris Arndt premiered the first track off of their upcoming live album last week, revealing a unique acoustic release for 2020.
The sibling rockers released the video for “Mercy Me” through American Songwriter Magazine last Wednesday. The performance was recorded in front of an intimate crowd of friends, family and supporters last November at White Lake Music and Post.
The track will appear on the upcoming live album “One Night in November” once it drops in February. It’s the band’s second live album, and is a followup to a string of two releases that have produced Billboard charting tracks over the past three years. “One Night in November” features the performance of the full band, including Dan Zavadil on bass and David Bourgeois on drums. It also features the talents of Beau Sasser and Olivia Quillio, both of whom appear on the video playing the Hammond organ and singing harmony, respectively. Local saxophone player Jeff Nania, who also performed with the band that night, could also make an appearance on the upcoming album.
“Mercy Me” also introduces the addition of a Breedlove acoustic guitar to Chris’ collection. Chris played a Signature Concert Copper CE exclusively during the night’s performance. Chris was also named the Oregon-based company’s artist of the month for January.
“One Night in November” is the first of two albums Jocelyn and Chris Arndt plan to release through Bridge Road Entertainment this year. The band broke the Top 40 on Billboard’s Adult Album Alternative with “Red Stops Traffic” off of its 2017-release “Go” in December of that year. Last February, the band released its third studio album “The Fun in the Fight.” It produced two Billboard AAA hits with “Outta My Head” and “Kill in the Cure,” the latter of which topped at No. 29.
“The Fun in the Fight” topped the Relix Jambands Top 30 Album Chart last year.
The local rockers have released a limited or full-length album nearly every year since their 2016 debut album “Edges.” Their sound has branched out from the jamband and Triple A formats through the years and received more radio play on alternative formats last year, including a performance on NBC’s Today Show.
The sister-brother duo will play Caffe Lena on Saturday, Feb. 29.