Mount Eerie is touring! Phil will be taking his gorgeous Pacific Northwest doom and gloom all across the country (and into Canada) this fall. Tour dates can be found on the K shows page and at P.W. Elverum & Sun. It will be amazing.
Motorbikes, the project of singer/songwriter Paul Benson, is trying to get enough money to master and press his new record, Notion Free, on vinyl. Paul is playing with LAKE and Mount Eerie these days, and it’d be awesome if you could support his project! Check it out over at his Kickstarter.
I can’t speak for everyone around here (since everyone else is on tour!), but a bunch of us at K like Jarvis Cocker. So can you imagine how exciting it was for us to get an email from Lois telling us that he played Mount Eerie and our pals, Earth, on his weekly radio show last Sunday? SO EXCITING! You can listen to it here while it’s up for the next couple of days, and if you’re lucky enough to be in Europe, you have the opportunity to see both bands before they wrap up their European tour together with Ô Paon on the 6th!
lake and phil elverum // olympia, washington
LAKE and Phil were in the studio yesterday! Man, look at those guys!
Anglepoise Cymbals! Selector Dub Narcotic’s (aka Calvin Johnson) remix of the new Mount Eerie track (<—a link to buy the 7”, hint hint). Man, I love me some good melodica playin’—it sure brings in the birds, if ya know what I’m sayin’.
This is incredible. Phil Elverum (of The Microphones and Mount Eerie) is doing karaoke to a Li’l Wayne song. He busts some killer moves, and his rapping skills are impressive to say the least. This was presumably shot by Arrington de Dionyso.
Mount Eerie’s new Dub Narcotic Disco Plate, Distorted Cymbals, will be released on February 7th.
These won’t last long, so go get ‘em while you can!
To all you budding recordists out there: we recently re-discovered the Tape Op article about K’s own Dub Narcotic Studio, featuring in-depth interviews with Calvin Johnson and Phil Elverum. There’s some seriously awesome audio nerdage in here, so dig in… and bookmark the blog it’s posted on, because it’s run by DubNar studio manager/Evergreen audio teacher/all-around all-star Bob Schwenkler.
If you aren’t receiving Tape Op, then you’re missing out on the single best engineering and production magazine out there… and it’s free! Those Tape Op folks are class acts. Check it out.
This is the previously-unavailable music video for “Bass Drum Dream” by the Microphones. Feast your eyes and ears.
This video is one of many gems in Calvin Johnson’s VHS collection, which is currently in the midst of being digitized and uploaded to the Pink Elephant’s Graveyard on the new K website.
D+ in their natural habitat. Bret, Karl, and Phil get “Rusted”.
Video by Clarity Miller, musical awesomeness by D+.
Here’s the Wednesday magic button: this is “Distorted Cymbals” by Mount Eerie. If you’ve been waiting for something to satiate your hungry soul, this be your tonic. Get hungry and let this song Phil you up.
“Distorted Cymbals” was recorded with Calvin Johnson in K’s very own Dub Narcotic Studio, and the B-side features a Selector Dub Narcotic remix entitled “Anglepoise Cymbals”. Put this date on your calendar: “Distorted Cymbals” b/w “Anglepoise Cymbals” (DBN122) hits the streets on February 7, 2012.