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31 Essential Shoegaze Tracks

"Shoegaze" was not initially meant as a compliment. Like "impressionists" (used dismissively by an art critic in 1874), "Krautrock," or more recently "deplorable(s)," the phrase…
Zach Schonfeld | June 14, 2017 - 12:17 pm

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The Avalanches – “Colours” (Feat. Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue)

We're still a few weeks out from the release of the Avalanches' long-in-the-works Wildflower, but we've had enough to keep us occupied since the album…
James Rettig | June 15, 2016 - 1:30 pm

Mercury Rev – “Coming Up For Air” Video

Mercury Rev put out their latest album, The Light, last year, and we saw a video for their single "Are You Ready?" around the time…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 21, 2016 - 10:54 am

Mercury Rev – “Are You Ready?” Video

Mercury Rev, veterans in the field of majestic canyon-spanning psychedelia, are mere weeks away from releasing The Light In You, their first album since 2008.
Tom Breihan | September 1, 2015 - 11:09 am

Mercury Rev – “Are You Ready?”

Mercury Rev will release their Bella Union debut, The Light In You, this coming fall, their first full-length since 2008's Snowflake Midnight. We heard the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 5, 2015 - 10:54 am

Mercury Rev – “The Queen Of Swans” + The Light In You Details

Starting in 1991, Buffalo fabulists Mercury Rev have made seven albums of expansive, wide-eyed, majestic psychedelic rock. It's been a while since they released the…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2015 - 10:38 am

Thom Yorke, Michael Stipe, Dinosaur Contribute To Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs Of Mark Mulcahy

The compilation has an impressive lineup, but the circumstances around it are heartbreaking: Almost a year after his wife Melissa died suddenly, 21 artists have…
Brandon Stosuy | June 25, 2009 - 4:47 pm

New Mercury Rev – “Senses On Fire (Fujiya & Miyagi Remix)”

Less than 48 hours ago, Mercury Rev's "Butterfly's Wing" took us on a psychedelic trek through a Japanese landscape stocked with rice paper boats and…
Brandon Stosuy | October 9, 2008 - 12:04 pm

New Mercury Rev Video – “Butterfly’s Wing”

The psychedelic Upstate New Yorkers in Mercury Rev focus on a cat with butterfly wings and a flying elephant (who can shoot fireworks out of…
Brandon Stosuy | October 7, 2008 - 3:44 pm

New Mercury Rev – “Senses on Fire” & Snowflake Midnight Album Art

By the end of September you'll get to add two Mercury Rev albums to your collection. If you're still collecting Mercury Rev albums after The
Brandon Stosuy | July 15, 2008 - 2:48 pm

Two Mercury Rev Albums Coming

First up: Snowflake Midnight 9/29. Then the "subtler" Strange Attractor, which will be free! More info at MercuryRev.com.
Scott Lapatine | June 19, 2008 - 3:49 pm

New Hopewell Video – “Echo & His Brother”

Wow, videos are moving into more surrealist territories lately ... who scored the Willy Wonka shit and can we get some? In the B.A. Miale-directed…
Stereogum | December 4, 2007 - 12:27 pm

Stream The New Mercury Rev & Inside The Rockers Studio

The gorgeous record Deserters Songs may be how a larger audience came to know Mercury Rev in '98, but the band has been a neo-psych…
Stereogum | November 21, 2006 - 1:10 pm

Fourteen Free MP3s

Thanks to these artists/labels for giving our iPods a promising June. If you've got more recommendations, post 'em in the comments. The Album
Stereogum | May 31, 2005 - 9:17 am