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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

Mount Eerie – “Distorted Cymbals”

Pac NW champion Phil Elv(e)rum, prodigal tape-hiss troubadour behind the monumental Microphones LP The Glow Pt. 2 and myriad Mount Eerie recordings, has a new studio product for your consumption. It’s a 7″ called “Distorted Cymbals,” and while the sheet metal itself isn’t all that distorted, the bass and guitars are overdriven and lock i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 9, 2011 - 3:02 pm

Key Losers – “Bi-Focal” (Stereogum Premiere)

Key Losers is the Portland, Oregon-based project of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Katy Davidson, ex-Dear Nora, YACHT collaborator, etc. Her airy, sunny, graceful, impressively patchwork first official Key Losers full-length California Lite follows a 2009 “mini-album” Adjust. She’s joined on it by the “Key Losers Black Crow Session Band,” a group of collaborators featuring Karl Blau (saxophone), Total… More »

By: brandon / May 17, 2011 - 11:32 am

The ‘Gum Drop XCIV: Hear New Mount Eerie, Win MOSCOT Sunglasses

Last year Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie, the Microphones) put out Lost Wisdom, a collaboration with Eric’s Trip’s Julie Doiron and Fred Squire, but the dark, multi-textured, black metal and folk-inflected Wind’s Poem (out 8/18 on P.W. Elverum & Sun) feels like the true heir to The Glow Pt. 2 and No Flashlight. As Elverum put… More »

By: brandon / June 24, 2009 - 11:19 am

New Mount Eerie With Julie Doiron And Fred Squire – “Flaming Home” & Lost Wisdom Album Art

Lately we’ve heard Phil Elverum unearthing “Black Wooden” music with “In Moonlight,” playing fragile solo pieces in Poland, and being covered beautifully by Damien Jurado. On “Flaming Home,” Elverum’s teamed up with Julie Doiron and guitarist/Doiron bandmate Fred Squire. It’s from Lost Wisdom, a 10-track collaborative album between the three. This song at least i… More »

By: brandon / July 18, 2008 - 9:26 am

Mount Eerie Live In Poland

We recently posted the heavy, dark, fragile “In Moonlight” from Mount Eerie’s new, self-described quest for “Black Wooden” music, the Black Wooden Ceiling Opening EP. A few days later it showed up as the opening track on our quest for “BBQ” music, the Memorialized ’08 mix. Today, Elverum on the brain, we spotted a stripped… More »

By: brandon / June 5, 2008 - 6:13 pm

An MP3 Mix For Your Memorial Day

It’s totally reductive to associate Memorial Day Weekend solely with drinking and eating (and not, you know, Memorializing), but here it is, that special weekend custom made for welcoming summer, getting drunk, and eating bbq, and yay for that. Before signing off for the weekend, we got to thinking that it’s been a pretty great… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 23, 2008 - 3:02 pm

New Mount Eerie – “In Moonlight”

Phil Elverum can kinda do no wrong. Of course, everyone does wrong, because nobody’s perfect, but the Microphones and Mount Eerie main man has a stellar track record, and we’re in no mood to quibble about the man who created The Glow Pt. 2, etc. Or, look no further than his excellently raw, heavily rotated… More »

By: brandon / May 22, 2008 - 10:39 am