Hello, audiophiles and music collectors! We have a very special surprise for you this week: A long-unheard episode of the legendary Mercury Music Hour! Back in the day, the Mercury Music Hour could be heard weekly at noon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on 910 AM, on HD radio at 94.7 Too, and streaming online at Its seminal influence went on to change the face of both radio and Portland music forever. And now here's the legendary, long-lost Episode 20, which hasn't been heard since its original broadcast on... uh... the week of November 20-24, 2010. So, yeah... uh, I guess that was last week. I suppose it's not really long-lost. I usually post these things at the end of every week, though, and I forgot to do it this past Friday because of turkey and wine and general irresponsibility. So, there you go. A kind of long-lost episode, posted a couple days late for your listening pleasure.


The Mercury Music Hour: Episode 20


Actually, I'll change my tune here and say it's long-lost because it contains a really noticeable technical error—the music mistakenly begins while we're still talking. Yay Garageband, and your blocks of audio that are easily and accidentally moveable! Playlist after the jump!

1. Hornet Leg - "Ghost House"
2. Team Dresch - "Seven"
3. The Gossip - "Standing in the Way of Control"
4. Boom! - "Double Killer"
5. Crackerbash - "Human Alarm Clock"
6. Hey Lover - "Full Costume Bible Drama"
7. Southern Belle - "Oh Tokyo"
8. Aan - "Heart Is the Ocean"
9. Wax Fingers - "Sticky Bees"
10. The Helio Sequence - "Shed Your Love"
11. AgesandAges - "No Nostalgia"
12. Problems? - "Death Machine"
13. Ah Holly Fam'ly - "Young Veins"
14. Horse Feathers - "Drain You"
15. Southerly - "Close to the Crime"
16. Total Noise - "Michael, David"
17. Blitzen Trapper - "Christmas Is Coming Soon"