It’s been nearly three years since Phil Elverum released the lonely, majestic Ocean Roar, his last album as Mount Eerie. Next week, he’ll follow it up with Sauna, his latest piece of desolate, beautiful, lo-fi personal-apocalypse blues. We’ve heard the early tracks “This,” “Dragon,” and “Sauna,” and they’re all distinct and lovely and soul-crushing in that way that only Elverum can pull off. And right now, you can stream the entire album at NPR.
Sauna is out 2/9 on P.W. Elverum & Sun.