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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.


Mercury Rev / November UK Tour

By on Tuesday, 17th June 2008 at 9:45 am

Mercury RevMercury Rev, those New York dream poppers have announced four new dates in November around the UK.

Tickets are on sale now, priced around £16 for each date.

Wednesday 5th November – Manchester University
Thursday 6th November – Leeds Academy
Friday 7th November – Birmingham Academy
Sunday 9th November – Newcastle Academy
Tuesday 11th November – Brighton Corn Exchange
Wednesday 12th November – Bristol Academy
Thursday 13th November – London Shepherds Bush Empire
Friday 14th November – Oxford Academy


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