The band's eighth LP comes out on September 18

Mercury Rev have announced their new album, ‘The Light In You’.

The US alternative band’s eighth LP – which comes after 2008’s ‘Snowflake Midnight’ – will be released on September 18, and will be followed by a UK tour.

Speaking about the new album’s long gestation period, frontman Jonathan Donahue comments: “It was one of those otherworldly life sequences, when everything you think is solid turns molten. But also, when something is worth saying, it can take a long time to say it, rather than just blurt it out.”

“You can go as deep as you want with the title, on a metaphorical, spiritual level, or just poetic license,” he adds. “It’s the beacon that shines and allows us to see ourselves – and then there’s the music between Grasshopper and I, which is how we reflect each other. The arc of the album, lyrically, is someone who’s gone through an incredible period of turbulence, sadness and uncertainty, and as the album progresses, a light appears on the water.”

Mercury Rev will play:

Leeds Brudenell Social Club (October 4)
Bristol Trinity (5)
Brighton Komedia (November 17)
Gateshead The Sage (19)
Glasgow Art School (20)
Dublin Button Factory (22)
Manchester RNCM (23)
London Oval Space (24)

The tracklisting of ‘The Light In You’ is:

‘The Queen Of Swans’
‘You’ve Gone With So Little For So Long’
‘Central Park East’
‘Emotional Freefall’
‘Coming Up For Air’
‘Autumn’s In The Air’
‘Are You Ready?’
‘Moth Light’
‘Rainy Day Record’