Mercury Rev

Mercury Rev Biography

Alternative rock band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1989.

Started as a collective to provide soundtracks for student films the band debuted in the UK as exponents of a psychedelic and experimental breed of indie rock, gradually revealing a more melodic, bittersweet sound. Frontman David Baker left after the second record, Boces and later recorded an album as Shady.

It wasn't until 1998 that the band came to mainstream media attention, after furter UK touring with their album Deserter's Songs which was given "Best Album Of The Year" award by NME.

Current Members

Jonathan Donahue - vocals & guitar

Grasshopper (Sean Mackowiak) - guitar

Jeff Mercel - drums & keyboards

Carlos Anthony Molina - bass

Former Members

David Baker

Suzanne Thorpe

Jimy Chambers

Justin Russo

Jason Russo

Adam Snyder

Paul Dillon

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