Single Review: Mercury Rev – Butterfly’s Wings

By on Monday, 3rd November 2008 at 8:37 am

September saw the release of psychedelic New Yorkers, Mercury Rev‘s, new album ‘Snowflake Midnight’. Described by the band as “a set of nine self-luminous and astonishing new songs”, you may understand why I was so intrigued to hear the band’s latest offering, including their latest single release which I shall be reviewing today – ‘Butterfly’s Wings’.

The trance track is truly spell-bounding. The glittering synth and gentle percussion, combined with hypnotic vocals allows the listener to float away to a mellow land, far, far beyond. Ignoring the rather, well, creepy child laughter mid-way through the track, listening to ‘Butterfly’s Wings’, one can understand why the album achieved 5-star ratings all around. So get out your incense sticks, stick on Mercury Rev and relax…. ahhhhhhhhh….

(Mercury Rev are currently on tour around the U.K and Europe, finally finishing in the U.S in December. Tickets are still available should you want to check them out in the flesh!)

Top Photo is taken from vk-red’s flickr stream.

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