Psychedelic noise-pop mavens Mercury Rev are already planning their follow up to last year's All is Dream. The trio, who have been basically on tour non-stop for the past 4 years, when they weren't recording Dream or its predecessor, the mind-blowing Deserter's Songs, will hole up to write songs after their two Canadian shows this weekend, where they share the bill with Oasis and Soundtrack Of Our Lives. In an interview with chartattack.com, band drummer Jeff Mercel tells that the Mercury Rev songwriting process isn't like that of other bands and that this process can take more than half a year to complete.
"In the next few weeks we'll formally sit down and then we'll go from there. Then six months into the record a lot of things start coming out of nowhere that you had no idea were even in you - song ideas, melody ideas, that seem to come from very strange places." He added, "And usually, that's the best of the stuff, when you've been really working together for a couple of months. It's a different machine and it takes a little while to get it running correctly." So it's good news that the band is recording again, but bad news if you want the album prior to late next Spring.