Mercury Rev in Studio on World Cafe 12/17/08
- "Snowflake in a Hot World/October Sunshine"
- "People Are So Unpredictable"
Mercury Rev recorded a session with Steve Lillywhite at Avatar Studios in New York City.
An underground favorite since its distorted art-pop first appeared in 1991, Mercury Rev sees reinvention as the key to its creativity. With Snowflake Midnight, the psych-rock veterans embraced open-source technology, allowing them to experiment with audio effects designed by people around the globe.
In a Lillywhite Session produced by Steve Lillywhite, Mercury Rev talks about discovering the sound for the latest record, as well as the concept of a "Brain Waves Concert."