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Conrad Merced


  1. 1.
    Before the Storm
  2. 2.
    Don't Stop Here
  3. 3.
  4. 4.
    Tender Beats
  5. 5.
    Thirty Five
Following the unexpected death of his mother, Conrad Merced picked up his guitar after a ten year hiatus and began writing songs for the album "Tender Beats." This collection of songs feature catchy finger-style acoustic guitar backed behind atmospheric, digital textures and drum machines to create a unique blend of ambient electronic-folk.
The album bends genres without compromising its melody and thoughtful lyrics.
"With Tender Beats the Chicago native, and second generation Filipino, brings forth a compelling and thoughtful debut that flows through the soul with ease and grace." - Chicago Crowd Surfer
"The songs feel like something Elliott Smith might have recorded if he had been making music in the Midwest instead of the Pacific Northwest." - Baltimore OUTLoud
"Conrad’s not overtly trying to impress you – he just is impressive. Songs like 'Thirty Five' come out as naturally as a heartbeat from his chest, tunes like this come from the inside." - Sleeping Bag Studios
"Think of it as a mix between José González and The Postal Service, but with a character that’s truly one-of-a-kind.
- The Bandcamp Diaries
"A beautiful album of textured acoustic elements and slow, melancholic percussion, ‘Tender Beats’ is an expansive release stitched together from layered layered vocals, engaging melodies, and organic production, bringing to the fore a soft, evocative sound that is simply impossible to resist." - Broken 8 Records


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