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Earlier this year Mercury Rev released a tribute to Bobbie Gentry's 1968 gem The Delta Sweete. Featuring an amazingly talented group of vocalists - Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star), Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Phoebe Bridgers, Margo Price, Rachel Goswell (Slowdive), Beth Orton, Marissa Nadler, Vashti Bunyan, Kaela Sinclair (M83), Susanne Sundfør and Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones) Bobbie Gentry is an American singer-songwriter who was one of the first female artists to compose and produce her own material. The Delta Sweete was her second album. This Delta Sweete is her long-delayed justice—Mercury Rev's committed and affectionate resurrection of an album that anticipated by three decades their own pivotal expedition through transcendental America, 1998's Deserter's Songs. From their recording lair in New York's Catskill Mountains, the founding core of Jonathan Donahue and Grasshopper with Jesse Chandler (previously in the Texas group Midlake) honor Gentry's foresight and creative triumph with spacious invention and hallucinatory flair. Partisan Records is releasing a limited run of 7” with the lead single, “Sermon” featuring Margo Price and a brand new cover of “Lousiana Man” featuring Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards.