In 2009, Josh Rheault began emailing demos from his apartment in Los Angeles to friend, composer and Boston-based drummer, Sammy Dent. As the months carried on, song ideas took shape, and Josh parted ways with his former band and busy LA-life, returning home to north-central Connecticut to start something new. Tucked into this farm and forest-littered landscape is 'The Barn', a rehearsal/recording space that Mercies now calls home. It wasn't always a functional space though. What was used for decades to hang tobacco grown on adjacent farms had become just an oversized storage shed.