In a couple of weeks, the cult-beloved lo-fi auteur Phil Elverum, who used to record as the Microphones and who now records as Mount Eerie, will release Sauna, an ominous foghorn of an album. His ambiguous, evocative video for “This” was one of the best we’ve seen recently, and he’s followed it up with another video for the album’s drone-hymn title track. It’s a spare, weirdly intense video, one that shows images of Pacific Northwestern industrial plants and Lynchian cowgirls. One of the cowgirls is Allyson Foster, who co-directed the video with Elverum. Elverum is also letting us hear “Dragon,” a stark, quiet folk song from the album. Check out both the “Sauna” video and the “Dragon” stream below.
Sauna is out 2/9 via P.W. Elverum & Sun.