Mercury Rev – Senses On Fire

Mercury Rev were our first band. With ‘Deserter Song’s’ coming out soon after we met and the band seemingly in love with playing Dublin they became the perfect soundtrack for our courtship. Up to that point I had been a fan of their ‘Boces’ album (the cover was a laugh), especially that woozy classic ‘Bronx Cheer‘ with its ear-splitting molten chords and those chaotic vocals. Fast-forward to the next century and my interest began to wane as ‘All Is Dream’ and ‘The Secret Migration’ sounded as if the well was beginning to run dry. Really shouldn’t have worried though, as the Rev’s capacity to reinvent itself is alive and thriving judging by the intoxicating sound of ‘Senses On Fire’, which will be taken from one of 2 new albums on the way in September (released quite sweetly on the 10th anniversary of ‘Deserter Song’s’). ‘Snowflake Midnight’ is the one you must pay for and ‘Strange Attractor’ is the one you can download for free. An extensive tour will follow which includes 4 Irish dates. Looks like this particular love affair is back on and we’ll be there holding hands. KD

Mercury Rev – Senses On Fire

The Magic Has Returned To The Tour Bus

Watch The Video To Opus 40

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Songs: Mercury Rev
Year: 2008

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