Mercury Rev, the band who gave us Deserter's Songs, which is, in this writer's opinion, one of The Greatest Albums Ever Made, are about to return with not one, but two new albums.
I mention this partly because nobody else on the internet seems to have noticed, partly because I like Mercury Rev, and partly because, interestingly, you only have to pay for one of them.
While Snowflake Midnight will be given a conventional release on September 29th, its 'companion album', Strange Attractor will be made available from the band's website as a free download. And not just for people who buy Snowflake Midnight, but for anyone who wants it.
The tracklistings show the 'Rev at their pretentious and ridiculous best:
Snowflake In A Hot World
Senses On Fire
People Are So Unpredictable (There's No Bliss Like Home)
Dream Of A Young Girl As A Flower
Faraway From Cars
A Squirrel And I (Holding On... And Then Letting Go)
Love Is Pure
Taken Up Into The Clouds, Changed And Rained Down
Pure Joie De La Solitude
Persistence And The Apis Mellifera
Fable Of A Silver Moon
Loop, Lisse, Loop
In My Heart, A Strange Attractor
Incident On Abeel Street
Af Den Fader Kommer Den Sol
Because Because Because
Nocturne For Norwood.
They're doing a big tour in the second of half of the year to support the albums. Details of the albums and the tour on their myspace.