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On the intro to last week’s 5 Best Videos post, I complained that music videos had not yet shaken themselves to life this year — that, even factoring in the holiday break, we hadn’t seen a single great video. Well, the break is over! Music videos are back, baby! We got a whole mess of… More »

Regular readers of this blog know that our own Brandon Stosuy is a passionate metal fan. And in recent months we’ve seen an enthusiastic response to our occasional coverage of the genre. So starting today, in the form of this as-yet-untitled, flexibly scheduled column, Stereogum will be devoting space to the best new metal music,More »

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Stream Mount Eerie Sauna

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 i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 26, 2015 - 11:43 am

Mount Eerie – “Sauna” Video & “Dragon”

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2015 - 9:54 am

Mount Eerie – “This” Video

Leave it to Phil Elverum to describe his new Mount Eerie video better than I ever could: “The song and the video are seemingly surreal and ambiguous, but actually it is an attempt at a straight-up accurate depiction of this every-moment mental experience,” he told NPR. “An orange traffic cone in a weird place, a… More »

By: James Rettig / January 12, 2015 - 11:46 am

Mount Eerie Sauna Details

Today, Phil Elverum announced that he will release Mount Eerie’s new double-LP, Sauna, in February 2015. We’ve already heard two tracks off of the 12-song LP — “Emptiness” and “Dragon” — but now the full track list is available. Additionally, Mount Eerie teased the opening song, “Sauna,” in an album trailer. Check out the video… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 13, 2014 - 5:05 pm

Watch Mount Eerie Play New Song “Emptiness” (Stereogum Premiere)

Phil Elverum hasn’t released an official song from Mount Eerie’s upcoming double album Sauna, but that hasn’t stopped him from playing new material live. Recently we heard “Dragon” during a performance on Pinball Sessions, and now you can watch him play another new one titled “Emptiness.” It’s a somber piano-based piece featuring the choice Mount… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 6, 2014 - 11:32 am

Watch Mount Eerie Play New Song “Dragon”

In 2012, Mount Eerie gave us two excellent albums — Clear Moon and Ocean’s Roar — and for his next trick, Phil Elverum will release a double album called Sauna. Now you can watch him perform a Sauna track called “Dragon,” recorded during an acoustic session for the Pinball Session. The format gives us a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 15, 2014 - 11:09 am

Hungry Cloud Darkening – “Blue Green” (Stereogum Premiere)

Nicholas Wilbur, Allyson Foster, and Paul Benson are three musicians who grew up together in Arkansas before making their way to Anacortes, Washington six years ago. They’ve all been touring members of Mount Eerie, but when not collaborating with Phil Elverum they make music together as Hungry Cloud Darkening. The trio’s second album Glossy RecallMore »

By: Chris DeVille / September 9, 2014 - 11:05 am

Mount Eerie Announces Sauna LP, New Tour Dates

Mount Eerie, aka the prolific Phil Elevrum, has announced the release of a new double album called Sauna. It was recorded over the last 15 months in his studio in Anacortes, Washington and, according to a press release, is about “Vikings and zen and real life.” He’ll debut some of the songs on the road… More »

By: James Rettig / August 26, 2014 - 6:56 pm

Grunge Parking Lot: Watch Fascinating, Raw MTV Footage Of Nirvana’s ’92 Homecoming (With A Cameo By Teenage Phil Elverum)

On 9/11/92 Nirvana played a homecoming stadium show in Seattle after igniting nationwide grunge-mania with Nevermind. MTV News was there to interview the locals, including Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic’s cousins (who once rode Big Wheels with Cobain in Aberdeen), Cobain’s mother Wendy O’Connor (“I’m glad he made enough of a success to make a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 13, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Phil Elverum To Dissatisfied Customer: I Make Art, Not Pants

Phil Elverum has finally thrown his hat into the on-going “Are Pants Art?” debate, and it’s a resounding “No.” Elverum (who put out an excellent re-working of his song “Lone Bell” last week) posted on his Tumblr yesterday an exchange with a customer complaining that he did not enjoy the album he bought at Elverum’… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 13, 2013 - 10:51 am

Mount Eerie – “Lone Bell (Pre-Human Ideas Version)”

The forever restless Phil Elverum better known as Mount Eerie (and formerly known as the Microphones) has a new release out soon called Pre-Human Ideas which features remixed, auto-tuned, and occasionally re-written songs. Though the majority of its tracks come from Mount Eerie’s dual releases from last year (the stunning Clear Moon and Ocean Roar)… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 3, 2013 - 6:01 pm

Mount Eerie – “Ocean Roar” Video

Until about six weeks ago, Phil Elvrum hadn’t released a single video during his entire 14-year career, a streak broken with his self-created and -produced “The Place Lives,” from Mount Eerie’s forthcoming Ocean Roar. Now, he’s released another clip, this time for the album’s shoegazy title track, which we first heard a couple weeks back. More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 5, 2012 - 4:22 pm

Mount Eerie – “I Walked Home Beholding”

Here’s another single from Mount Eerie’s new one, Ocean Roar, a slowly unfurling ode called “I Walked Home Beholding.” It’s a song that finds Phil Elverum finding some space inside a moody atmosphere built around organs and guitars. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 30, 2012 - 9:33 am

Mount Eerie – “World Heaves”

Mount Eerie will put out Ocean Roar next month but the outfit also recently chipped in a single to Graveface’s Charity Series, a program that benefits Friends Of The ACL. Today that single showed up, a relatively stripped-back slow burn called “World Heaves.” Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 20, 2012 - 3:14 pm

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… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 17, 2012 - 10:53 am

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… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 31, 2012 - 2:17 pm

Mount Eerie – “Pale Lights” (Excerpt)

It’s already been a pretty excellent year for Phil Elverum (and Phil Elverum fans): Clear Moon, the first of two planned 2012 LPs from his Mount Eerie project, was an absolute stunner. Now, the first bit of music from that second Mount Eerie LP, Ocean Roar, has emerged, and … wow. It’s hard to get… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 14, 2012 - 5:43 pm

Stream Mount Eerie Clear Moon

Phil Elverum, the haunted lo-fi singer-songwriter sound-artist who used to record as the Microphones and who now records as Mount Eerie, intends to release two new album this year. The first, Clear Moon, is coming later this month, and we’ve already posted the new track “Lone Bell.” And at the moment, the entire LP i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Mount Eerie – “Lone Bell”

Phil Elverum’s stellar 2012 steams on: So far we’ve had the limited 7″ “House Shape” and word of two full-lengths, one titled better than the next. (That’s Clear Moon and Ocean’s Roar, both of which are perfect Mount Eerie isms.) Clear Moon is up first and out on 5/22. The pulsing beauty “House Shape” set… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 24, 2012 - 2:00 pm
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