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The Mercury Program and TK ECHO

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The Mercury Program & TK ECHO at Comet Ping Pong
All Ages, $15 and 10pm

The Mercury Program

On November 2nd, Lovitt Records will reissue The Mercury Program’s third full-length A Data Learn the Language on 2xLP. Long out of print and extremely hard to find on wax, the record has been recut by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service and will be pressed on colored vinyl with a gatefold sleeve. To celebrate the release, the band will head out for two weeks worth of concert dates across the East coast. These shows will include two full sets — the first set consists of songs drawn from Chez Viking (2009) and New Myths (2016), followed by a second set featuring of A Data Learn the Language performed in it’s entirety.

Some background: originally released in 2002 on CD by Tiger Style, the vinyl version of A Data Learn the Language was left to Counterflow Records. However, as that label became caught up in legal and financial difficulties, the bulk of the pressing mysteriously disappeared. Fewer than 100 copies wound up making it into circulation. 

Formed in Gainesville, Florida in 1997, The Mercury Program released music on Boxcar, Tiger Style, and Kindercore Records and toured heavily through the early ’00s. Now split between distant locales – with members spread between New York, Gainesville, and Palm City – the band has become slightly hiatus-prone as of late. A seven year gap divides the band’s two most recent records, Chez Viking (2009) and New Myths (2016). 

TK Echo (Washington DC)