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The Mercury Tree
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The Mercury Tree is a progressive rock band based in Portland, Oregon, formed in 2004 by Ben Spees (guitar, keyboards, vocals). Since that time, Spees has worked with a variety of bandmates, with the 2018 lineup consisting of Connor Reilly (drums) and Oliver Campbell (bass).
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http://mercurytree.net
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Releases on file (8)
The Mercury Tree — Spidermilk The Mercury Tree — Spidermilk
(Bandcamp no#, 2019, CD / DL)
The Mercury Tree — Cryptic Tree The Mercury Tree — Cryptic Tree
(Bandcamp no#, 2018, DL)
The Mercury Tree — Permutations The Mercury Tree — Permutations
(Bandcamp no#, 2016, CD / DL)
The Mercury Tree — Countenance The Mercury Tree — Countenance
(Bandcamp no#, 2014, CD / DL)
The Mercury Tree — Freeze in Phantom Form The Mercury Tree — Freeze in Phantom Form
(Bandcamp no#, 2012, CD / DL)
The Mercury Tree — Pterodactyls The Mercury Tree — Pterodactyls
(Bandcamp no#, 2011, CD / DL)
The Mercury Tree — Eerie EP The Mercury Tree — Eerie EP
(Bandcamp no#, 2009, DL)
The Mercury Tree — Five Seven EP The Mercury Tree — Five Seven EP
(Bandcamp no#, 2007, DL)

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