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 jellyfish, twisty tree branches, dragonflies, kindly whales, and flower pedal rainstorms. Following that Japanese theme — at least in name — Fujiya & Miyagi have offered up a remix of Snowflake Midnight’s bombastic first single “Senses On Fire.” In this more Zen take, the percussion’s given the F&M treatment, the vocals are turned down a dozen notches, and it’s difficult imagining Jonathan Donahue pumping his arms in the air.
Mercury Rev – “Senses On Fire (Fujiya & Miyagi Remix)” (MP3)
This remix is slated to show up on a special “Butterfly’s Wing” 12″, which will include remixes of “Butterfly’s” by Isan and Carlos Anthony Molina plus an additional “Senses On Fire” remix by James Holden. It’s out 11/17, the same time as the straight-up “Butterfly’s Wing” single. For now, Snowflake Midnight is out via Yep Roc.
The band tour the UK in November:
11/04 – Belfast, UK @ Mandela Hall
11/05 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
11/06 – Leeds, UK @ Academy
11/07 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy
11/09 – Newcastle, UK @ Academy
11/11 – Brighton, UK @ Corn Exchange
11/12 – Bristol, UK @ Academy
11/13 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire
11/14 – Oxford, UK @ Academy
[Photo by VK Red Duvivier]