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Mercury Rev Dig Into New Album


By: Spacelab Research Staff
Mercury Rev is currently working on the follow-up to The Secret Migration, the band's last full-length album.

"Right now, it's still those little sparks. You get a little idea of what's to come, but we haven't really pushed anything much further than that. We're collecting a lot of small ideas," said drummer Jeff Mercel when speaking to Billboard.

They said they'll be working with Producer David Fridmann, who also produced The Secret Migration. The band said they still have a lot of work to do, but are working hard on developing the material into more cohesive songs.

They recently released Stillness Breathes 1991-2006, a compilation of rare tracks and music from the first six Mercury Rev albums. They also did the soundtrack for Bye Bye Blackbird, a movie about a circus.

"[Robinson Savary] proposed an idea for a film about a circus in the early 1900s that was traveling through Europe. Circuses were on the decline, as new forms like cinema were on the rise. A strange romance evolves as well."


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