Entries tagged with: Mount Eerie
Trevor de Brauw @ Lincoln Hall in June (more by Zach Pollack)
Pelican // Chord guitarist Trevor de Brauw has told us his top 10 favorite things of 2012. As we near the end (of the year, NOT the world), Trevor delivers a list that includes albums, songs, live shows, and major life experiences. Check out his favorite things of 2012 after the jump, but first, a message from the man himself...
There was a fucking ton of good music this year and anyone who claims the contrary needs to stop being a cynic and get on the party train. I feel like almost every one of my favorite bands/musicians made new albums this year, many of which were career highlights. Additionally great new bands are popping up at a rate that's difficult for semi-old-timer's like myself to fathom. For this year's top ten I reluctantly decided it was unfair to include clients from my PR career (difficult because I did press for so many great records, including, but not limited to, OM, Zammuto, OFF!, Codeine, William Basinski, Mono, Hundred Waters, EL-P, etc) - in part because they have the unfair advantage of me automatically obsessing over their albums, but also because it feels weird ranking them against one another. Fuck it, they're all great. But as for things I have less difficulty ranking, here's a small sample of my 2012 obsessions:
Mount Eerie at the Co-Prosperity Sphere on 9.22.2012
The show opened with the talented and beautiful Angel Olsen, whose 6-song set and powerful voice started things off nicely. She played a mix of older songs from Strange Cacti, including "Drunk and With Dreams," along with several cuts from her latest album Half Way Home. Olsen also played a new unreleased song called "Lights Out," and closed with the Half Way Home single "Acrobat." Up next were Chicago locals Cains & Abels, who played a lot of songs off their new album My Life Is Easy. Their upbeat guitars and clever lyrics got the crowd warmed up nicely for Mount Eerie. Mount Eerie played a rather dark set, performing songs from their two new LPs Ocean Roar, and Clear Moon. They hit the crowd with a massive wall of sound that completely filled the venue. At times, it was easy to get fully lost in the steady drone of their complicated and layered songs.
More pictures from the Saturday night show at the Co-Prosperity Sphere continue below...
Mount Eerie @ Inferno Festival 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
As seen on BrooklynVegan, Mount Eerie (aka Phil Elverum) is set to release his second album of 2012, Ocean Roar, on September 4 via his own P.W. Elverum and Sun label. You can stream the album's title track and another called "I Walked Home Beholding" at the bottom of this post. Ocean Roar's cover art and tracklist are also below.
Phil began a tour in support of the LP earlier this week. When that tour was announced, details on a Chicago show were TBA. We now know that he'll be playing the Co-Prosperity Sphere in Bridgeport on September 22, with Cains & Abels and Angel Olsen. Advance tickets to see that fantastic bill are on sale.
Chicago band Cains & Abels released their new album, My Life Is Easy, back in March via Whistler Records. Maybe you caught them at our and Saki's Record Store Day in-store marathon? They recently dropped a new video for the LP track "Money," which you can view below.
As mentioned, Angel Olsen's long-awaited second album, Half Way Home, is set to hit stores on September 4 via Bathetic. She plays a record release show that night at Reckless and is also slated to open for Dark Dark Dark at Schubas in October. UPDATE: Angel has also just shared the music video for a new track called "Acrobat," which you can check out below.
All Mount Eerie dates, Ocean Roar info and song streams, and videos from C/A and Angel Olsen are below...
Mount Eerie (aka Phil Elverum) kicked off a fall tour three days ago in Montana, with Nicholas Krgovich. As listed in WGO Tuesday, tonight (9/6) the two acts will play the Berry United Methodist Church (4754 N. Leavitt St.) with Cains & Abels. Tickets are available at Logan Hardware and at the door of the church,
After one more show with Krgovich (Wednesday night, 9/7, in Cincinnati), Mount Eerie will head out on a short run with Earth, and then join up with his original tour mate again on the 18th. Head below to view all 2011 tour dates.