Old School Prog Rock Through the Lens of Latter Day Dissonance

MERCURY FALLS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Patrick Cress 510-506-3686 or
patrick@telepathicmusic.net

MERCURY FALLS “TRUTH OVER LINES” CD RELEASE MAY 15, 2013 EAST COAST TOUR MAY 15-19, 2013

April 18, 2013 (Oakland, CA) – Following their “impressive and artistically significant debut” (JazzReview) album on Porto Franco Records, Mercury Falls independently releases “Truth Over Lines” an 8-song recording, funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign, featuring original music created by leader and reed player Patrick Cress with drummer Tim Bulkley, guitarist Roger Riedlbauer, bassist Sam Bevan and vocalist Michelle Amador.

“My vision for the album was to create a sound that combines myriad influences of 70′s prog rock and bands like Tortoise, Sigur Ros, Steroelab and Radiohead with influences of experimental jazz artists such as Miles Davis, Tim Berne, John Zorn, and David Torn,” says Cress.

To achieve this, Cress invited band members with a diverse playing and songwriting background. The band members of Mercury Falls have performed and recorded with Jolie Holland, Joanna Newsom, Boz Skaggs, Joshua Redman, String Cheese Incident, Sean Hayes, John Clayton, David Grisman, Björkestra, Zed Bias, Polar Pair, Karma, Ben Monder and Scott Amendola.

The band named the album “Truth Over Lines” after a lyric created by Michelle Amador for “Boundaries” (the fourth track on the album) written by Roger Riedlbauer, which they felt reflected the band’s desire to explore modes of expression that traveled easily within and without musical structure.

On May 15, the band will release the CD and launch its East Coast tour with performances in New Haven, CT, Brooklyn, NY, Sommerville, MA, and Manhattan, NY.

PRESS CONTACT:
WHO: MERCURY FALLS WHAT: EAST COAST TOUR & CD RELEASE
**MAY 15 – NEW HAVEN, CT**
WHEN: Wednesday 5/15/13, 9:30 PM The Blessed and Gifted + 11:00 PM Mercury Falls WHERE: Stella Blues – 204 Crown St New Haven, CT 06510 (203) 752- 9764 TICKETS/COVER: Free, 21 and over
INFO/VENUE WEBSITE: http://www.stellabluesbar.com/

**MAY 17 – BROOKLYN, NY**
WHEN: MAY 17, 2013 at 7:00PM set, 6:30pm Doors WHERE: SPIKE HILL, 184 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn SUBWAY: L BEDFORD AVENUE – Williamsburg TICKETS/COVER: $5 at the door. 21 and over only. INFO: (718) 218-9737 http://www.spikehillmusic.com/

** MAY 18 – SOMMERVILLE, MA **
WHEN: Saturday 5/18/13, Doors at 7:30 PM, Mercury Falls set at 10:00 PM, Improvised set with painter Nancy Ostrovsky @ midnight WHERE: Accurate Records 343 Medford St, Top Floor, Somerville, Massachusettes
TICKETS/COVER: $12 suggested donation, All ages. INFO/VENUE WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/Accurate.Records

** MAY 19 – MANHATTAN, NY **
WHEN: Sunday 5/19/13, Mercury Falls set at 8:30 PM, followed by Secret Architecture at 9:30 PM WHERE: Caffe Vivaldi, 32 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014 (212) 691-7538 TICKETS/COVER: No cover, all ages.
INFO/VENUE WEBSITE: http://www.caffevivaldi.com BAND WEBSITE: http://www.mercuryfallsmusic.com/

CD Available beginning May 15, 2013 on CDBaby.com, iTunes, Facebook, Amazon, Spotify and more.
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