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PO NOW: The Mercury Program - A Data Learn The Language (2018 - 2LP)

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09/17/18 UPDATE: PO IS LIVE

https://themercuryprogram.bandcamp.com/album/a-data-learn-the-language

 

 

Starting a master thread for this as I believe we have enough confirmed by the band to assume that a PO announcement is imminent.

This is what we know so far and I will update as new info is released:

  • Remastered for Vinyl at Chicago Mastering Service by Bob Weston, 45RPM
  • Band is actively involved in the pressing and all details/packaging
  • PO announcement coming within 1-2 weeks
  • Color variant option
  • Possible Touring around 2nd week of November
  • Rest of  back catalog 'In the works' for vinyl re-issue

 

8/24: renobirdKeep an eye out for repress (and live performance) details in the next week or so. Lots of stuff in the works.

8/26: renobird: It was remastered at Chicago Mastering Service by Bob Weston. Lovitt and the band are actively involved in the pressing this time. :)

8/28:renobird@the_analog_ear just properly mastered for vinyl (the original was not).

  • jenkinsmartindrumco@renobird good to hear, but the pressing was the biggest problem before. Lots of surface noise. Extremely excited to listen to a new pressing mastered by Bob.
  • renobird@jenkinsmartindrumco the issue was 2 fold. The mastering didn’t account for bleed between songs, and the pressings that managed to make it out of Counterflow before they folded where inconsistent. I have copies that are perfect and some that are pretty rough. The test pressings were fine. There wasn’t much we could do considering the label was basically done by the time we got copies. The reissue is completely new from the source, and it’s being done at a place that does very HQ work. ;)
  • jenkinsmartindrumco@renobirdawesome. Those albums deserve the very best. Is it safe for me to sell off everything I have?
  • renobird@jenkinsmartindrumco I can’t advise you there, but the reissue is definitely happening. Official announcements and promo coming soon. Do what you will with that information. :)
  • jenkinsmartindrumco@renobird ah. I was reading this as all of their albums being repressed. My dreams were clouding my eyes. Thanks for all the info
  • renobird@jenkinsmartindrumco the others are in the works behind “data”. I can’t comment on those yet, but getting most everything available on vinyl again is a priority for us.
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Hope that third LP doesn't drive the cost too high. I have an original but I might like to pick this up.


If they end up pressing the S/T LP I'll be happy to pick that up just to complete the discography. I have an original From The Vapor Of Gasoline and I love it. It will be really nice for more people to be able to get their hands on that one. Such a great album.

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15 minutes ago, Dr.Kibbe said:

it's up!!! .... 2xLP w/ gatefold jacket

https://themercuryprogram.bandcamp.com/album/a-data-learn-the-language

 

  • package image 180g Black - Limited to 250
  • package image White - Limited to 125
  • package image Blue - Limited to 75

Pre-ordered with haste and snagged a blue (although tempted to grab the black 180g) - very excited for this to finally be repressed.

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Long out of print and extremely hard to find on wax, the record has been re-cut by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service and will be pressed on colored vinyl with a gate-fold 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 its 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. 


THE MERCURY PROGRAM ON TOUR 
11.08 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Voltaire 
11.09 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
11.10 - Gainesville, FL @ The Wooly
11.11 - Pensacola, FL @ Cubed Luminous (Fest)
11.12 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
11.13 - Chapel Hill @ Cat's Cradle *
11.14 - Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5 *
11.15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
11.16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
11.17 - Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong w/ TK Echo

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My heart skipped a few beats reading the planned set list! 

(From the Gallery 5 eventbrite page)

 
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 vinyl, 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 a series of dates across the East coast.
 
These shows will include two full sets. The first set consists primarily of material from Chez Viking (2009) and New Myths (2016), followed by a second set featuring a performance of A Data Learn the Language in its entirety."
 

 

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