The Mercury Program

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The Mercury Program
OriginGainesville, Florida, United States
GenresPost-rock, instrumental rock
Years active1997–present
LabelsLovitt Records
Boxcar Records
Tiger Style Records
MembersWhit Travisano
Thomas Reno
Sander Travisano
Dave Lebleu

The Mercury Program is an American musical group composed of Dave Lebleu on drums, Sander Travisano on bass guitar, Tom Reno on guitar, and Whit Travisano on vibraphone and piano. They are based in Gainesville, FL. The first three members formed a trio in August 1997 and Whit Travisano joined in late 1999. The band members live in different cities across the United States.

Their first two albums featured sparse, spoken vocals. However, with the release of the EP 'All the Suits Began to Fall Off' and onwards they become entirely instrumental. Their style is described as intricate and groove-led with many categorizing them as post-rock.

After the release of 'Confines of Heat' in 2003, The Mercury Program took a much needed break. Then over the next several years they worked on new material in a much more relaxed manner. But in October 2006, the band got back together and recorded a new record with Andy Baker in Athens GA. This much anticipated new record, named "Chez Viking" was released November 24, 2009 on Lovitt Records. As of December 19, 2013, The Mercury Program had finished mixing their 4th album which was expected to be released in the latter half of 2014.

On April 29, 2015 the band posted on Facebook that they were mastering and would be releasing a track in the near future.[1]

On May 20, 2016 the band released "New Myths"[2] on Lovitt Records.



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  2. ^ "The Mercury Program Return After Seven Years with EP 'New Myths'". Noisey. 2016-04-15. Retrieved 2017-10-23.

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