Mercury Rev will be joining the likes of Tame Impala, War Paint, Ty Segal & White Paint and Malcolm Mooney of CAN at Desert Daze 2018. The band will be performing Deserter's Songs in Moreno Beach, Lake Perris, CA over the weekend of October 12-14, 2018.
April 2, 2018
January 18, 2018
Mercury Rev celebrates the 20th anniversary of their fragile opus 'Deserter's Songs' with a series of intimate, acoustic evenings featuring many of the stories and songs surrounding the heartbreaking 1998 classic album. Performed in the 'whisper and strum' way they were originally written, this promises to be an extraordinary glimpse into the forces that nearly destroyed a band and the strange events leading up to a most unexpected return.
Tour dates for more cities and countries for the summer and autumn shows will be announced this spring so stay tuned!
July 29, 2017
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Architects of noise, composers of modern art, experimenters, masters of craft... The members of ephemeral collective Tears of Silver bring much to the table. This quartet is comprised of four individual, highly accomplished artists (Ken Stringfellow, Jesse Chandler, Jonathan Donahue and Grasshopper) who would each be able to mesmerize a room on their own repertoire without question.
But there's magic in mixing, and it's here where a night with Tears of Silver takes on a larger than life significance.
Jesse Chandler comes from Woodstock, N.Y., and is a member of internationally acclaimed bands Midlake and Mercury Rev. Fluent on many different instruments, he's also played sideman... Read more
February 1, 2016
November 15, 2015
November 14, 2015
Thoughts and prayers to all of Paris, all of France, The Eagles of Death Metal, to all to all to all.
Our Paris show at Alhambra will not go on.
Jonathan and Grasshopper
October 20, 2015
October 7, 2015
"As Mercury Rev release their first record in seven years, Jonathan Donahue talks to Emma Finamore about coming to terms with the past and understanding the future..."
Read the full interview
October 7, 2015
When great work is created in spite of the distress and depression that shrouded that period, is it the fascination of having been able to succeed against the odds that preserves the attraction to it? The abyssal lows Mercury Rev suffered after the spectacular failure of 1995's 'See You On The Other Side'- and then the flickering lights of hope that were sought in writing the songs that formed their 1998 classic 'Deserter's Songs'- are indeed the crux of tonight's performance in collaboration with the local Tilburg Conservatorium Orchestra. The band have dealt heavily with orchestration since the mid 90s, so while on the surface there may seem nothing particularly novel about this pairing, frontman Jonathan Donahue... Read more
October 2, 2015
In an online video piece, Alexis Petridis, chief rock critic for U.K. publication The Guardian selects the "The Light In You" as "the one album you should hear this week".
Watch the video to find out why