Saturday, April 23, 2011
The Mercury Program
Any band that makes such heavy use of the vibraphone deserves some sort of "medal of fucking righteousness" One of those bands would undoubtedly be The Mercury Program, an entirely instrumental math rock group but with a very signature sound all their own. Pretty smooth jazzy in areas with propulsive drumming. This is one of those groups where the drums are so dank that every other member could seriously be out to lunch and it would still be crushing. I am happy to say we do not have issue with that here.By the by if this is not a familiar name to you and you are in enjoyment of such similar ventures on this page:
I HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU RESCHEDULE THAT DATE WITH THE NEW PANDA BEAR ALBUM * AND CHECK IT OUT.
But seriously of the two albums I'm posting start with their 2002 release, Its a great way to get acquainted. A personal note of mine, the first track "Tequesta" has been my alarm in the morning for about a year and a half now and is one of the best things to hear in the morning for some reason. My guess would be because it rocks faces, but that's more of hypothesis than anything else.
All The Suits Began To Fall Off (2001)
A Data Learn The Language (2002)
Chez Viking (2009)