Here’s something Mercury Music Editor Adam Gnade and Eric from folky local faves Blitzen Trapper have in common: They both went to South By Southwest. Apparently, they’re also both still suffering from a crippling lack of sleep, as evidenced by the comatose interview Adam attempts here. We had to cut out 20 minutes of silence, which was apparently when they decided to take a nap.
But get a load of these pretty songs! They’re really pretty! And they were recorded right here in our little broom closet.
Also, don’t forget! Blitzen Trapper is playing TONIGHT at the Mercury co-sponsored Low Dough Show at Dante’s, joined by The Cloud Room. It’s only $5 and it will be your last chance to catch the BT for the next couple of months.
Who knows what secrets lie in the heart of Wm. Steven Humphrey’s iPod?
Oh, actually, we do. It’s a whole shit-ton of embarrassing songs. And now you can listen to him try with all his might to defend them. Here’s the first installment of “Justify My Pod.”
(This is exactly what Steve’s iPod looks like.)
Last Friday, the members of Pretty Monster stormed the Mercury office, demanding that we play their new album on the air. Things got a little heated, until we explained that we aren’t actually a radio station, but a newspaper, and it’s really hard to broadcast audio on paper.
And then, saving the day and our asses like usual, intern Christine S. Blystone remembered that we had totally started a podcast that would be perfect for this kind of thing. So we did what any employer would do—we locked her in our podcast closet with the burly strangers.
JK. We totally invited them to come in because they’re a great band and a funny bunch of guys. Here’s Christine’s interview with them, plus two tracks (“The One About a Murder” and “Home is a 4 Letter Word”) from their brand new, self-released album.
And don’t forget! You can catch them April 27th at Ash St. Saloon with Iceage Cobra and Pillowfight.
Okay, so everything that comes from Japan is awesome. (Well, except for Pearl Harbor. But whatever.) Take, for example, Japan’s 1978 live-action Spider-Man TV show, which features Spidey as a secret agent who uses a giant robot to fight a shark that spews missiles out of its mouth! Awesome, right!? “Well, I guess,” you say. “But not quite awesome enough.”
Well, first, you’re wrong, smartass. Dead wrong. Second, fine—because we here at the Mercury have made this episode of “Supaida-Man” even awesomer—by adding our own subtitles! So kick back and enjoy the first episode of the Mercury’s exhilarating three-part Supaida-Man adventure!
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