MP3 At 3PM: The Mercury Program

mercuryprogram3224The Mercury Program is an instrumental post-rock outfit from Gainesville, Fla., and this month the band dropped Chez Viking (Lovitt), its first album in five years. With intricately woven melodies, funked-up beats and an ethereal vibraphone, all rising and crashing like ocean waves, this music would be the perfect soundtrack for people-watching at an airport or to jam on your morning commute. Download single “Arrived/Departed,” a groovy, math-y, jazz-rock tune with nods to Tortoise and Mogwai.

“Arrived/Departed” (download):