Mount Eerie – “Ocean Roar”

By Michael Nelson / August 17, 2012

After two tracks of creepy, black-metal-derived ambient weirdness — “Pale Lights” and “The Place Lives” — I kind of expected all of Mount Eerie’s sure-to-rule Ocean Roar to fit that template. But the title track has thrown that theory out the window. “Ocean Roar” sounds like lo-fi My Bloody Valentine, with Phil Elverum backed by a ghostly choir of female vocals. I was already pretty stoked about the album before hearing this, and now, much more so. Listen.

Right? Can’t wait. Here are more details:

Ocean Roar 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)

Mount Eerie 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.