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Listen: Mercury Rev - “Are You Ready?”

The Light In You Due Out September 18 via Bella Union

Aug 04, 2015 Mercury Rev
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As we previously reported, Mercury Rev are back with a new album, The Light In You. Back when the album was announced the band shared its first single and album opener, “The Queen of Swans.” Now the band has shared another track from the album, “Are You Ready?” The song opens with female vocals and then quickly soars, before frontman Jonathan Donahue comes in at the 44-second mark. Check it out below, followed by their upcoming tour dates.

The Light In You is due out September 18 via their new label, Bella Union. It is the band’s first album since 2008’s Snowflake Midnight and is their first album to be recorded without producer/band member Dave Fridmann behind the controls. The album was recorded in the Catskills by Mercury Rev’s own Jonathan Donahue and Sean Mackowiak (aka Grasshopper), along with engineer Scott Petito and bassist Anthony Molina. Donahue and Mackowiak also went to Paris to arrange backing vocals and record with Ken Stringfellow at his Son du Blé studios.

Mercury Rev Tour Dates:

U.S. Tour Dates:

September 10th - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground

September 11th - Northhampton, MA - Pearl Street Downstairs

September 12th - Hamden, CT - The Ballroom at the Outer Space

October 12th - Boston, MA - The Sinclair

October 13th - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church

October 15th - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge (Bella Union Night @ CMJ)

October 16th - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel

European Tour Dates:

Friday 18 September - TILBURG - Incubate Festival

Sunday 4 October - LEEDS - Brudenell Social Club

Monday 5 October - BRISTOL - Trinity

Thursday November 5th -REYKJAVIK - Iceland Airwaves

Friday 6 November - COPENHAGEN - DR Studio 2

Saturday 7 November - Weissenhauserstrand - Rolling Stone Weekende

Sunday 8 November - BRUSSELS - Botanique Orangerie

Monday 9 November - KOLN - Studio 672

Wednesday 11 November - BERLIN - Postbahnhof

Friday 13 November - ZAGREB - Lauba

Saturday 14 November - RAVENNA - Bronson

Sunday 15 November - MUNICH - Kranhalle

Monday 16 November - PARIS - Alhambra

Tuesday 17 November - BRIGHTON - Komedia

Thursday 19 November - GATESHEAD - The Sage

Friday 20 November - GLASGOW - Art School

Sunday 22 November - DUBLIN - Button Factory

Monday 23 November - MANCHESTER - RNCM


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