Drinking Mercury

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Biography

Since its initial June 2000 establishment in the small Michigan town of Ionia, Drinking Mercury has shifted its focus from noise rock to indie folk to psychedelia to baroque pop and back, much as they have shifted their base of operations to Kalamazoo and Lansing to Grand Rapids and Ionia and back. The longevity and overall identity of the band lies within the lifelong friendships of its members, a group of native Michiganders that grew up learning their instruments together and continue to collaborate for the sheer joy of performning and creating music. The pedigree of Michigan bands that has featured the members of Drinking Mercury – guitarists Michael Boyes and Tommy McCord, drummer Kevin Adams, and bassist/keyboardist Timmy Rodriguez – runs the gamut of punk and indie rock (The Plurals, The Hunky Newcomers, Sleeping Timmy, Josh David and the Dream Jeans, The Break-Ups) to marching band instruction to a George Harrison tribute band, but everyone always circles back to Drinking Mercury. Following up early EPs and their 2011 debut full-length Orcades, Drinking Mercury issued a split LP with The Sexy Murders (featuring members of Michigan space rock legends Calliope) in 2018, showcasing their dreamiest and most infectious music to date.

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Discography:

The Sexy Murders / Drinking Mercury (GTG) Split LP, released 2/2018
Orcades (GTG) full-length CD, released 9/2011
Words (GTG) EP/CD, released 1/2011
Way (GTG) EP/CD, released 5/2006
The Virgin EP self-released debut EP/CD, released 1/2004

Compilations:
GTG100 (GTG) features exclusive version of “Peach”
He Just Wrote Them Like That (GTG) features cover of “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison
It’s Fine. (GTG) features demo version of “Delightfully Lonely”
3-Way Singles Club Volume 12 (ITAV) features exclusive song “Green Eyes”
Secret Identities: Lansing Covers Lansing (GTG/ LMTV) features cover of “Did You Get What You Came For?” by Calliope
Bermuda Snowhawk 2011 (BMP/ GTG) features exclusive cover of “Blue Christmas”
Explosions: Lansing Salutes Devo (GTG) features cover of “Beautiful World” by Devo
Situations at Hand (GTG) features early (2007) version of “Flows”

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