Fosskit No. 5 is an Austin based band, composed of Neal Mehta (vocals, guitar) and Joon Yee Chuah (keys, violin). Clemency was produced by John Bush (Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians, Spin Doctors), and Bush also plays all the drums and percussion on the record. Bill Walter (Toy Subs, Ashbury Keys) is on bass. Landis Armstrong, an Austin mainstay in the studio and on stage, provides additional guitar on some tracks. Mehta and Chuah started writing songs in summer 2010, and Fosskit No. 5 was formed soon after. The band has many influences including Pete Yorn, The Smiths, and The National. The band has been described as somber pop rock with indie sensibilities. Mehta is the former singer of The Recliners, a popular lounge band through the 90's and early 2000's based out of Austin. The Recliners played hundreds of shows around the world including performances with Matchbox Twenty, The Offspring, Social Distortion, and Duncan Sheik. Mehta explains his change in direction. "I always considered myself a songwriter, even while being the front man of kitschy, lounge band that played mostly covers. I'm excited about putting our original music out there, and I'm thrilled to have such great musicians on our record."