DRINKING MERCURY: Self-titled: CD/LP

Given that Drinking Mercury has been together since 2000, it’s not surprising they sound tight. This Michigan four-piece is one of the furthest things from punk, but what they make they do really well. Over the course of twelve songs, there are influences of psychedelia, ’80s indie pop, and folk rock. Think of a sound ranging from Pink Floyd to Fleet Foxes. Given the band’s range of styles, they do a good job of tugging at a wide range of emotions and memories, which made for an introspective listen. This self-titled album isn’t what most Razorcake listeners may be into, but if any of the references sound enticing, then this is definitely worth checking out. –Kurt Morris (gtgrecords.net)