This is not a drill! I repeat this is not a drill! Prepare to drop everything and run, because legendary American dream-pop/alt-rockers Mercury Rev are making their way to Australian soil for the first time since 2002.

Bringing their experimental psych-rock sound to Melbourne and Brisbane this December, the much loved band will showcase tracks from their plethora of releases from an eight-album portfolio including latest release The Light In You, set to hit Australian shelves September 18.

After a seven-year dry spell of releases following 2008’s Snowflake Midnight, The Light In You is the first album that sees life-long friends and fellow bandmates Jonathan Donahue and Sean ‘Grasshopper’ Mackowiak team up to take sole ownership of the release. After signing with Bella Union, the duo decided to self-record the bulk of the album alone in their Catskills basement studio taking short stints away from home to at NRS and White Light Studios.

Now, finally, Australia has the chance to catch this iconic band in exclusive one night shows at Melbourne’s Max Watts and Brisbane’s The Zoo.

Mercury Rev 2015 Australian Tour Dates:

Tue Dec 8 – Max Watts (formerly ‘The Hifi’), Melbourne
Doors 7pm. Tickets here.
Fri Dec 11 – The Zoo, Melbourne
Doors 8pm. Tickets here.

The Light In You is out now via Bella Union Records. Take a listen to the album’s first single ‘Are You Ready’ below.