Millimeters Mercury

“Her hips were sharp in the dark / in a park on N. Clark”
Millimeters Mercury, “Not Too Fast”

When a bunch of my old students went off to college in Chicago — hi Katherine, Jared, Mia, Jen L., Tom G., etc. — I really wanted to make them a good Chicago mix, but it just didn’t work out. I had Sufjan Stevens and Ryan Adams, Liz Phair and Rhett Miller, Wilco and Soul Coughing. But I still hadn’t come across Canasta or Millimeters Mercury (mmHg, for my wife and her Ph.D. science friends) — especially “Not Too Fast.” What a great song! Part of the Mr. Hyde Records crew, the now-defunct Millimeters Mercury has since split into a bunch of other bands, like Cola Wars. Check out the band’s website for their math rock discography, including about 30 additional free downloads.

3 Replies to “Millimeters Mercury”

  1. Holy crap! My band played with mmHg when they came through Providence two years ago. They crashed out at my house, and were some of the nicest guys I've ever met. Now that I think about it, I still owe them copies of the show flyer. Nice to see them get some mention out in the interweb…

  2. Holy crap is right! Thanks for the kind words. Jeremy: we really enjoyed our stay with you. I hope you're still rocking now and again. Our new band, Cola Wars might be looking to tour in the spring. If you're still performing and are interested in setting something up together, let us know. Take care!

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