It’s been a long time in the wilderness but Mercury Rev have returned with their eighth album, The Light Is You. Two years in the making, “Are You Ready?” is everything you’d expect, brimming with a glorious, otherworldly rush, Jonathan Donahue rhapsodising about “psychedelic rock n’ roll and blue-eyed soul”, urging you along in a jukebox journey of self-discovery that is the likely core of The Light In You.
For a band who’s entire recorded output feels like one long LSD trip (good and bad), this choice quote from Grasshopper seals the deal, “It’s like taking a drug, but not actually taking a drug. Just sit back and enter and immerse yourself”. The legal highs await you. The Light In You will be released worldwide 2nd October via Bella Union.