Eric Merckling spent a decade playing bass and writing songs in the critically acclaimed space-rock band Calliope, with the template for his solo productions debuting on the group’s 2002 album Braille. After departing Calliope in 2003, Merckling has used the CrookedSound moniker as a catch-all term for his songs, performances, productions, and recording projects. Entering the GTG orbit in 2007, Merckling became the studio guy/ “don’t call me a producer” for The Plurals on the 2008 album Whatevers Forever, with the members of The Plurals in turn becoming frequent collaborators on Merckling’s own songwriting output. In addition to his work with The Plurals, Merckling has also manned the controls for the upcoming debut full-length from Stargrazer, as well as issued a steady stream of his own engaging song productions on the various label compilations, with a full-length album planned for the future.
“Beth” from No More Tomorrow Baby!
“The Moment” from Situations at Hand
No More Tomorrow Baby! A Tribute to KISS (GTG) features cover of “Beth” by KISS
Bermuda Snowhawk 2009 (BMP/GTG) features exclusive song “Santa In Blue Jeans”
Bermuda Snowhawk 2008 (BMP/GTG) features exclusive song “Melt”
Head and Toe Tour Sampler 2008 features “Waves”
Situations at Hand (GTG) features “The Moment”
Happy Belated Birthday – certified YouTube “hit,” uploaded in 2007:
In the Orchard of Osiris (ITAV) recorded/mixed “Trees Leave Traces” by Stargrazer
No More Tomorrow Baby! A Tribute to KISS (GTG) recorded/mixed/performed/masterminded the Josh David and the Monday Men cover of “She” by KISS
Explosions: Lansing Salutes Devo (GTG) recorded/mixed The Plurals cover of “Gut Feeling” by Devo
The Plurals – Austin Gump (GTG/Big Gig) recorded/mixed “Exercise in Humility” and “Squagel”
Bermuda Snowhawk 2009 (BMP/GTG) recorded “Santa is Going to Get You” by Stargrazer
The Plurals/ Honah Lee – Lick-It EP Split (GTG) recorded/mixed Plurals half of split
The Plurals – Whatevers Forever (GTG/BMP) recorded/mixed whole album
Calliope – Braille (Thick) recorded/mixed/performed/masterminded songs “Wrong Things” and “SomeTime”
Plus lots of other cool stuff sitting on his hard drive!