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Saint Luke's & The Winged Ox
17 Bain Street, Calton, G40 2JZ Glasgow, United Kingdom
PCL presents: Mount Eerie
Thursday 16th November
Saint Luke's & The Winged Ox, Glasgow
On sale now via pclpresents.com, Tickets Scotland and See Tickets — bit.ly/MtEerieGla
After the release of the Microphones' 2003 album, Mount Eerie, Washington state songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Phil Elverum took that title as the name of his subsequent project, which expanded on the searching feel of the Microphones' music. He founded the label P.W. Elverum and Sun Ltd., releasing a pair of CD-Rs, Seven New Songs of Mt. Eerie and Mt. Eerie Dances with Wolves/Wolf Mountain Howls in the World in 2004 before Mount Eerie's debut album, No Flashlight, became the label's first official Mount Eerie release in 2005.
Elverum maintained the flurry of activity with White Stag, a CD-R recorded in Portland, Oregon, and 2010's singles compilation Song Islands, Vol. 2. Mount Eerie resurfaced in 2012 with a two-album concept project: Clear Moon, which was recorded in a de-sanctified church, arrived in May, while Ocean Roar followed that September. Live in Bloomington, September 30th, 2011, which featured radically reworked versions of Wind's Poem and Clear Moon songs, arrived in mid-2013. Elverum released another set of versions of these songs with Pre-Human Ideas in November of that year. In 2014, he debuted new Mount Eerie songs while on tour; those songs eventually became 2015's Sauna, a largely contemplative album about «Vikings and zen and real life.» That year, Elverum and his wife, musician/illustrator Geneviève Castrée of Woelv and Ô Paon, discovered that Castrée had stage four pancreatic cancer after giving birth to their daughter. Castrée died in July 2016, and two months later, Elverum began writing and recording songs in her work space with her instruments. The results were 2017's A Crow Looked at Me, a sparse, cathartic set inspired by his time with Castrée as well as her death.