Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar

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.

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Comments (3)
  1. phil elverum can do no wrong

  2. Uh, the Place Lives is from Clear Moon, not Ocean Roar.

    Also both albums are excellent.

  3. Totally agreed… He’s pretty much a genius. The Beck of magical mope…

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