Mount Eerie - "The Place Lives" Video

Right now, Phil Elverum is doing more with the basic elements of black metal than most black metal bands. The first bit of music we heard from his tantalizing forthcoming LP, Ocean Roar, an excerpt from the track “Pale Lights,” stripped the genre of its flesh and muscle and left only a ghost of unsettling ambient chill. “The Place Lives” offers more of the same, suggesting a terrific LP on its way (more or less a given to begin with). The clip for the track is the first ever released by Elverum, both created and produced by the man himself. The video shares the track’s distinctly discomfiting tone, a slow drift from the margins of civilization into the darkness of the wild. It reminds me, strangely, of Vincent Gallo’s disturbing and stark 2003 film The Brown Bunny, which I loved. Check it out. Ocean Roar track list and tour dates below.

Tracklist:
01 “Pale Lights”

02 “Ocean Roar
”
03 “Ancient Times
”
04 (instrumental
)
05 “Waves”

06 “Engel Der Luft (Popol Vuh)”

07 “I Walked Home Beholding”

08 (instrumental)

Tour dates:
08/25 – Rochester, Wash. @ Helsing Junction Sleepover
08/26 – Astoria, Ore. @ Kala Hipfish Space
08/27 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios
09/02 – Olympia, Wash. @ Northern
09/03 – Missoula, MT @ Zoo City
09/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ CO Exhibitions
09/06 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin, Music Hall
09/07 – Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College
09/08 – Albany, NY @ Rest Fest, at St. Joseph’s Church
09/09 – Buffalo, NY @ 9th Ward at Babeville
09/10 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
09/11 – Syracuse, NY @ Badlands
09/12 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
09/13 – Burlington, VT @ Studio A at North End Studios
09/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ 285 Kent
09/16 – Manhattan, NY @ (le) Poisson Rouge
09/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
09/18 – Washington, DC @ Montserrat House
09/19 – Durham, NC @ Duke University
09/20 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
09/21 – Louisville, KY @ Quill’s Coffee
09/22 – Chicago, IL @ TBA
09/23 – Ames, IA @ the Orange Gentleman / Maximum Ames festival
09/24 – Omaha, NE @ DP Muller Studio
09/25 – Lawrence, KS @ Lawrence Arts Center
09/26 – Norman, OK @ Opolis
09/27 – Austin, TX @ the Parish
09/29 – Marfa, TX @ TBA
09/30 – Tucson, AZ @ Topaz
10/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
10/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Public Fiction
10/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts
10/04 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
10/05 – Oakland, CA @ Lobot
10/08 – Chico, CA @ Origami Lounge

Ocean Roar is out 9/4 via P.W. Elverum And Sun.

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  1. The Place Lives is on Clear Moon, not the upcoming Ocean Roar. Not sure if that’s clear in the article.

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