Critics’ scribblings: 

“Guitars ring out like ambient cinders, the bass and drums forge a pulsing, elastic groove, and layered vocals float above the proceedings like a celestial choir.” 

- Sparkling Sound 

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“It is a poorly-kept secret that we music writers sometimes let our mail tubs get to the point of overflowing before we finally get around to opening the packages – which, typically, are overflowing with music, much (most) of it dreck, but once in a while, utterly captivating.  Such is the case with Mercvrial…” 

- Blurt (Fred Mills) 

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“This independently recorded, produced, and manufactured EP presents five tracks that should instantly appeal to anyone who loved those music labels [Creation, Flying Nun, and Imaginary]... or just about anyone who loves smart, well-executed modern pop… This is one of those cases where the folks in the band have done everything right.”  

- Baby Sue 

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“With a purely timeless sound, [the EP’s songs] have a feeling of true weightlessness. Their melodies have an ethereal quality to them, for the whole of the collection is spun together in a perfect tapestry.”   

- Entropy 

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“Dazed vocals exude a charmingly captivating feel reminiscent of ‘80s acts like Rain Parade and Psychedelic Furs. The wandering guitars show aspects reminiscent of both jangle-pop and wandering indie-rock…” 

- Obscure Sound 

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“Employing shimmering guitars, driving rhythms, and densely-layered harmonies that sound as though they originated on Earth but returned to our planet drenched in space dust from the farthest reaches of the galaxy, mercvrial takes the listener on an immensely rewarding journey back to the golden era of independent British pop whence labels like Creation, Imaginary, and Factory produced an epic volume of high-quality left-of-center music.” 

- Stereo Stickman 

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Full interview in Vents Magazine: click here

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“Originating from nowhere, but sprawled out across several states and Mexico, the eclectic indie group Mercvrial crafts blissful dream pop and shoegaze elements to create heavy, shimmering layers of guitars, hazy vocals, and booming percussions on one of the band’s newest singles, ‘Carnival.’” 

- Indie Rock Café 

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