The Mercury Program – Chez Viking
Posted by Jakub
The very first post I ever did on the ISO50 blog was of The Mercury Program, just one of those bands that I feel like I can play for anyone and they’ll fall in love with at least one song. I admire that this record stayed on pace with their previous albums, you know lush key work and light on the feet yet a wave of feel good energy popping up now and again, a perfect record to listen to for a Monday morning.
The Mercury Program: If you’re out there contact me[jakub *t iso50 d*t com] I want you to do a Tycho cover for his LP or if you want to play in Brooklyn, NY.
The Mercury Program – Arrived/Departed – BUY[audio:tmp_ad.mp3]
The Mercury Program – Stand & Sing – BUY[audio:tmp_ss.mp3]
The Mercury Program – Fluorescent Laces – BUY[audio:tmp_ll.mp3]
16 Comments Leave A Comment
Aaron Kasdan says:November 29, 2009 at 10:00 pm
YES. thank you for posting new Mercury Program.
windboy says:November 29, 2009 at 10:03 pm
Jarson says:November 29, 2009 at 11:21 pm
LOVE The Mercury program. The new stuff sounds great, they’ve definetly progressed.
Ricardo Mingacho says:November 30, 2009 at 12:41 am
Good stuff Jakub !
Do you remeber a song from john cooper clarke!? It was a mix, great btw.
Can you tell me the name?
Aurel says:November 30, 2009 at 1:06 am
Indeed, great for a monday morning. Thanks for sharing
Cloudnein says:November 30, 2009 at 2:23 am
Wow, that is some really cool sh** right there. That first track sounds a bit like The Photographic.
Brennan says:November 30, 2009 at 6:20 am
Woah, this stuff is great. I wasn’t around for the first post, so this is the first time hearing them.
Might have to track down that album…
Tom Reno says:November 30, 2009 at 7:31 am
Tom from the Mercury Program here. Thanks a lot for the post.
I’m a big ISO50/ Tycho fan, and am lurking around here pretty much daily.
I’ll contact you directly to discuss some of the other things you mentioned.
Somewhere along the way the cover art got a weird conversion – (looks like a browser rendering of a CMYK file). Since most/all of you who read this blog are a bit more discerning than the average bear – here’s a link to a version that is a little closer to correct.
Thanks again – I hope you all enjoy the record.
P.S. Thanks for the heads up Marc.
Jay Williams says:November 30, 2009 at 7:56 am
Ok, I’m sold, album purchased.
shawn avery says:November 30, 2009 at 5:24 pm
they sound a lot like the spots, from birmingham. entirely improv.
matt says:November 30, 2009 at 7:03 pm
This is tops! Reminds me a bit of The Cinematic Orchestra.
Stephen says:December 1, 2009 at 8:53 am
TMP is such a great band. Surprised there are so many newcomers to them, but who cares—they deserve all the attention. Class act fellows as well.
MattC says:December 1, 2009 at 11:45 pm
I really liked the percussion on Stand and Sing. This is my first time listening to The Mercury Program and it’s nice. I like it. Fluorescent Laces reminds me of a funky sounding Pachuca Sunrise by Minus the Bear.
Shawn Lincoln says:December 2, 2009 at 10:25 pm
Mercury Program is one of Florida’s most amazing bands. When they released their last record a friend of mine and I followed them around the state cause we thought it was going to be their last tour. Let me tell you one of the best moves of my life. I also can’t wait to get my hands on this new record. I know it will be a destroyer.
Mikael says:December 3, 2009 at 3:05 pm
Ah, great stuff. I swear I’m challenged in some way when it comes to finding good mellow music for mellow times, this is exactly what I need.
Keep doing it the way you’re doing it now.
Sears McAdam says:December 4, 2009 at 3:29 pm
this album ‘gets’ me.