Stream a Song From Franz Nicolay's Concept Album

'Have Mercy' is from ex-Hold Steady keyboardist's new album 'Luck and Courage'

October 25, 2010 1:13 PM ET

Click to listen to Franz Nicolay's Have Mercy.

Luck and Courage, the latest LP from prolific ex-Hold Steady keyboardist Franz Nicolay, is ambitious: It"s a concept album centered around the characters Felix and Adelita, stand-ins for luck and courage, respectively. (Read Nicolay"s detailed recap of the album here). This track is an excellent introduction to the sound and the story. The album, recorded this past spring and released earlier this month, features contributions from members of the Dresden Dolls, Son Volt, Gutbucket and others.

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