Gloom pop from Portland, Oregon

Merō is the newest project from Portland songwriters Mel Guérison (Alexandra Savior, Other Lives), Rachel Anna Dial-Krulewitch, Caroline Belk, Phillip Rogers (Haley Heynderickx, Y La Bamba) and Shawn Alpay (Matt Pond PA, Completions). 

Merō has had a rather enigmatic journey—touring Europe with Other Lives, recently opening for The Weepies, and playing locally between tours with other projects. Their debut record, Hands (released Feb 18,2019), is a harrowing and simultaneously uplifting exploration of trauma and transformation. It does not disappoint.