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Inside Mercury Rev’s All-Star Ode To Bobbie Gentry

Mercury Rev had a pretty good 2018, mostly because they had a great 1998. Though the band hadn't released any music in a couple of…
Stuart Berman | February 6, 2019 - 9:39 am

Sounding Board

Desert Daze 2018 Was An Oasis Among American Festivals

For years now, Desert Daze has arrived in October like a mirage in the landscape to which it owes its name. It's a sudden oasis,…
Ryan Leas | October 15, 2018 - 2:49 pm

The Anniversary

Deserter’s Songs Turns 20

I want to share with you two scenes, two instances when I purchased Deserter’s Songs, two moments that continue to shape how I hear the…
Stephen Deusner | September 27, 2018 - 4:16 pm

More Mercury Rev stories

Mercury Rev – “Ode To Billie Joe” (Feat. Lucinda Williams) & “Tobacco Road” (Feat. Susanne Sundfør) (Bobbie Gentry Covers)

Expansive indie rock veterans Mercury Rev, whose 1998 opus Deserter's Songs turned 20 a few months ago, have been putting together a full-length tribute to…
Peter Helman | January 23, 2019 - 10:57 am

Mercury Rev & Norah Jones – “Okolona River Bottom Band” (Bobbie Gentry Cover)

We're a month out from the release of Mercury Rev's album-length tribute to Bobbie Gentry in which the band covers the reclusive country star's 1968…
James Rettig | January 9, 2019 - 11:26 am

Mercury Rev & Hope Sandoval – “Big Boss Man” (Bobbie Gentry Cover)

Next year, Mercury Rev are releasing a full-length covers tribute album to the country star Bobbie Gentry. They've recruited some amazing artists to cover the…
James Rettig | December 11, 2018 - 10:30 am

Mercury Rev – “Sermon” (Feat. Margo Price) (Bobbie Gentry Cover)

Bobbie Gentry recently got some shine in our The Number Ones column when her "Ode To Billie Joe" hit the top of the charts in…
James Rettig | November 14, 2018 - 10:21 am

Artist Portraits From Desert Daze 2018

Last weekend, the seventh installment of Desert Daze took over Lake Perris in Southern California. For months, the festival had been updating an already impressive…
Ryan Leas | October 17, 2018 - 4:31 pm

The Anniversary

Deserter’s Songs Turns 20

I want to share with you two scenes, two instances when I purchased Deserter’s Songs, two moments that continue to shape how I hear the…
Stephen Deusner | September 27, 2018 - 4:16 pm

Harmony Rockets – “Atropos” (Feat. Peter Walker)

Mercury Rev released their last album, The Light In You, in 2015. Earlier this year, they announced a brief tour for the 20th anniversary of…
Julia Gray | September 4, 2018 - 9:06 pm

Mercury Rev Announce Deserter’s Songs 20th Anniversary Tour

This fall, Mercury Rev will embark on a brief tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Deserter's Songs. It'll kick off at the previously-announced Desert
James Rettig | April 2, 2018 - 1:31 pm

List

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

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
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