Mercy, the Sexton

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Mercy, the Sexton
Origin St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Genres Indie pop
Years active 2007–present
Members Luke Major
Duncan Major
Jon Hynes
Mat "Chewy" Lacombe
Jamie March
Past members Chris Johansen

Mercy, the Sexton is a Canadian indie pop band from St. John's, Newfoundland, founded by brothers Luke and Duncan Major in March 2007. The other band members initially were Chris Johansen and Jon Hynes.[1] The band is now a five-piece, including the Major brothers, Hynes, Mat Lacombe, and Jamie March.

Their debut album, Another Month, produced by Jody Richardson, was released in April 2008. In December 2008, Another Month won the inaugural Atlantis Music Prize, a juried award based on the concept of the Polaris Music Prize, but given for album of the year in Newfoundland and Labrador.[2][3][4] Other acts on the shortlist included Hey Rosetta! and Duane Andrews.

The band has toured Eastern Canada as opening act for bands such as Two Hours Traffic and Mardeen. They played at Pop Montreal in 2008,[5] and Canadian Music Week in Toronto in 2009.

Their single "Yr Best" has been played in rotation on CBC Radio 3. Both Luke and Duncan Major were previously in the band The Nordic Beat.[6]


  • 2008: Another Month
  • 2010: Say It Back


  1. ^ no byline (December 6, 2007). "Paper Covers Rock: Synth kids prep new EP", The Scope. Retrieved on 2009-04-11.
  2. ^ Sakamoto, John (December 13, 2008). "The Anti-Hit List", Toronto Star, p. E5.
  3. ^ Paolozzi, John (December 5, 2008). "Mercy, The Sexton Wins The Atlantis Music Prize", CBC Radio 3. Retrieved on 2009-04-11.
  4. ^ no byline (December 5, 2008). "Atlantis winner announced", The Scope. Retrieved on 2009-04-11.
  5. ^ Lepage, Mark (October 3, 2008). "Pop Montreal: Mercy the Sexton, Smothered in Hugs, Black Hat Brigade", The Gazette. Retrieved on 2009-04-17.
  6. ^ Alscher, Chris (December 5, 2008). Interview with Luke Major on CBC Radio 3.

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