Mount Eerie (US)
ABOUT THE SHOW
Experience the long-awaited return of Mount Eerie (Phil Elverum) as he embarks on his first Australian tour in five years, featuring new songs from an in-progress album, with Lydian Dunbar as support.
Under the moniker of The Microphones, Elverum released several critically acclaimed albums, including ‘The Glow, Pt. 2’, which is often regarded as a seminal indie rock album. Highly regarded by both critics and fans, Mount Eerie’s best-selling album ‘A Crow Looked at Me’ has been dubbed “one of the most remarkable folk albums ever produced”.
Renowned for his unconventional approach and introspective lyrics, Mount Eerie’s music incorporates a wide range of elements, blending folk, indie rock, and ambient music. His songs often feature poetic and thought-provoking lyrics, exploring themes of nature, mortality, and the human experience.
Lydian Dunbar’s Room40 solo album ‘Blue Sleep’, is a captivating blend of cool-hued ambient sounds. Dunbar cut his teeth playing in experimental synth-pop outfit Tralala Blip – a ragtag unit of differently-abled/neurodivergent musicians.
As part of Open Frame.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Phil Elverum is an artist and human being from the Pacific Northwest town of Anacortes. His recordings, released variously as The Microphones and Mount Eerie, represent just a portion of his artistic output, which has ranged from running a label and co-organizing festivals to self-publishing books, photography, and painting.
But it is for his stunningly original music that he is known best, from the earliest tape experiments of the ’90s to the immersive sound-diary of Microphones in 2020.
Elverum has never shied from exploring the high mountain passes, finding new ways to sculpt with sound, and trying to communicate the momentary experience of being human as clearly as the water from freshly melted snow.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Suitable for ages All Ages