Phil Elverum has been consistently great for about two decades, and last year he released his most acclaimed album in a while with the great and heartbreaking A Crow Looked At Me, which was about the death of his wife Geneviève Elverum. When Mount Eerie supported the album on tour, he debuted a bunch of new songs, many of which will appear on a new album, Now Only, which comes out March 16 via P.W. Elverum & Sun. The first single is the 11-minute "Distortion," which is similar in theme and lyrical style to the bare, honest writing of A Crow Looked At Me, and -- as the title hints -- brings in a bit of doomy distortion. Listen and check out the tracklist below. That's the album artwork above.

Mount Eerie also has newly-announced tour dates coming up, including a Queens show on March 22 at Knockdown Center. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/19) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

In case you missed it, our metal sister site Invisible Oranges recently ran a piece by Phil Elverum on black metal. Read it here.

Tracklist
1. Tintin In Tibet
2. Distortion
3. Now Only
4. Earth
5. Two Paintings by Nikolai Astrup
6. Crow pt. 2

Mount Eerie -- 2018 Tour Dates
Jan. 19 – Auckland, NZ – Academy Cinemas
Jan. 21 – Perth, AU – Mojos
Jan. 23 – Sydney, AU – City Recital Hall
Jan. 24 – Melbourne, AU – Melbourne Recital Centre
Jan. 25 – Castlemaine, AU – Theatre Royal
Feb. 22 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall (Two Performances)
Mar. 22 – Maspeth, NY – Knockdown Center
Mar. 24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
Mar. 29 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
Mar. 30 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre