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Under the Radar’s Top 50 Albums of 2017 So Far

Our Favorite Albums Released Between January 1 and July 7, 2017

Jul 13, 2017

In the past we've avoided posting midyear best albums lists. It seemed somehow impatient and premature to evaluate the year's albums halfway through. And how do you decide which period the list covers, which arbitrary release date do you work out is the cut off point, as every midyear list seems to cover a different period? But 2017 is a year that demands a partial evaluation. More

May 31, 2017

Mount Eerie, the project of Phil Elverum (who used to record as The Microphones), released an acclaimed new album, A Crow Looked At Me, back in March via Elverum's own label, P.W. Elverum & Sun. The album was written after his wife, Geneviève Elverum (née Gosselin and also known as Geneviève Castrée), passed away in July 2016 after losing her fight with pancreatic cancer. Now Elverum has announced some new Mount Eerie tour dates. More

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2017 Issue with Father John Misty on the Cover

Issue 60 Also Includes Interviews with alt-J, Grandaddy, Jarvis Cocker, Mount Eerie, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Perfume Genius, Slowdive, Little Dragon, London Grammar, Mew, Real Estate, Goldfrapp, The New Pornographers and Much More

Apr 07, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly). More

Stream the Devastating New Album by Mount Eerie - “A Crow Looked At Me”

A Crow Looked At Me Due Out March 24 via P.W. Elverum & Sun

Mar 16, 2017

Mount Eerie, the project of Phil Elverum (who used to record as The Microphones), is releasing a new albumA Crow Looked At Me, on March 24 via Elverum's own label, P.W. Elverum & Sun.  More

Mount Eerie Shares Video for Devastating New Song, “Ravens,” and Announces Tour

A Crow Looked At Me Due Out March 24 via P.W. Elverum & Sun

Feb 15, 2017

Mount Eerie, the project of Phil Elverum (who used to record as The Microphones), is releasing a new album, A Crow Looked At Me, on March 24 via Elverum's own label, P.W. Elverum & Sun.  More

Mount Eerie Announces New Album, Shares “Real Death”

A Crow Looked At Me Due Out March 24 via P.W. Elverum & Sun

Jan 25, 2017

Mount Eerie, the project of Phil Elverum (who used to record as The Microphones), has announced a new album and shared a new song. A Crow Looked At Me is due out March 24 via Elverum's own label, P.W. Elverum & Sun. Below is its first single, "Real Death," followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. More

Jan 20, 2017

Is There Another Language? is a new charity compilation available now via Bandcamp curated by Ben TO Smith of Gezellig Records and Peter McCarville of Best Friend. More

R.I.P. Geneviève Elverum of Woelv and Ô Paon (Wife of Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie)

"It's all very sad and surreal. So much is left unfinished for her."

Jul 11, 2016

Geneviève Elverum (née Gosselin and also known as Geneviève Castrée) passed away yesterday after losing her fight with pancreatic cancer. She was a musician and comic book artist who had recorded as both Woelv and Ô Paon and was the wife of Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie and The Microphones.  More

Jul 01, 2016

Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie and The Microphones has been seeking donations to help with his the costs of the cancer treatment for his wife, Geneviève Castrée, who is also a musician and has recorded as both Woelv and Ô Paon. More

Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie, The Microphones) Seeks Donations to Help With His Wife’s Cancer Treatment

His Wife, Geneviève Castrée, is Also a Musician Who Has Recorded as Woelv and Ô Paon

Jun 02, 2016

Our hearts go out to Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie and The Microphones. He's seeking donations to help with his the costs of the cancer treatment for his wife, Geneviève Castrée, who is also a musician and has recorded as both Woelv and Ô Paon. More

Under the Radar Announces the Best of 2012 Issue featuring Grimes on the Cover

Issue also Includes Top 100 Albums of 2012; Artist Surveys; and Interviews with Passion Pit, Scott Walker, Tig Notaro, The xx, Sleigh Bells, Wild Nothing vs. The Go-Betweens, Jessie Ware, and more

Dec 21, 2012

Under the Radar’s Best of 2012 issue is shipping out to stores and subscribers and will be on newsstands nationwide in January. It features Grimes on the cover and includes interviews with other artists who made an impact in the last year, including Baroness, Julia Holter, Mount Eerie, Tig Notaro, Passion Pit, Purity Ring, Ty Segall, Sleigh Bells, Swans, Trust, Scott Walker, Jessie Ware, Wild Nothing vs. The Go-Betweens, and The xx. Plus the Top 100 albums of the year and Year-End Artist Surveys. More

Listen: Every Song from Mount Eerie’s Last Two Albums Layered On Top of Each Other

Clear Moon and Ocean Roar on 7-inch Vinyl as One Mess of a Song Each

Nov 13, 2012

For a seemingly undetermined reason, Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie, has decided to put the two albums he released this year, Clear Moon and Ocean Roar, onto the same 7-inch release.   More

Sep 05, 2012

Yesterday Phil Elvernum, aka Mount Eerie, released Ocean Roar, a full-length companion piece to his first album of 2012, Clear Moon. More

Listen: Mount Eerie - “Ocean Roar”

Title Track Off Year's Second Album

Aug 17, 2012

Having already released one album this year with Clear MoonMount Eerie's Phil Elverum will soon deliver his second full-length effort in as many months with Ocean Roar. More

Jul 31, 2012

Bringing a little attention back to his excellent LP Clear Moon released earlier this year, Mount Eerie have premiered a contemplative music video for the included song "The Place Lives." More

Jun 15, 2012

Last month Mount Eerie, aka singer/songwriter Phil Elverum, released Clear Moon, the first of two full-length albums scheduled for release this year. More

Under the Radar Announces Full Details for June/July Issue Featuring Yeasayer on the Cover

Issue also Includes Beach House, Liars, Hot Chip, Sigur Rós, Hot Chip, Father John Misty, Aubrey Plaza, and more

May 26, 2012

Under the Radar’s June/July 2012 Issue features Yeasayer on the cover as well as interviews with Beach House, ChromaticsPeaking LightsM. WardEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosLower DensSoulsavers featuring Dave GahanFather John Misty vs. Aubrey PlazaSigur RósHot Chip, and others.  More

Listen: Mount Eerie - “House Shape”

Off Forthcoming Clear Moon

Mar 23, 2012

This year Mount Eerie, the project of singer/songwriter Phil Elverum, will release two new albums. More

May 04, 2011

Northside Festival goes down in Brooklyn June 16-19. In addition to a stellar lineup that includes the likes of Guided By Voices and Beirut and Surfer Blood among others, today they added a special Church series with artists playing at Cecilia’s Church. Performers include Atlas SoundWoodsEleanor Friedberger, and Mount EerieMore

Mount Eerie Takes The “Black Metal” Route With Third LP

August 18th Release's Leit Motifs Include "Erosion and "Mortality"

Jun 12, 2009

The lo-fi experiments of Phil Elverum aren't just good, they're downright spooky good! Whether you follow his work with The Microphones or most recently, Mount Eerie, the Anacortes, Washington native is the epitome of the avant-garde lone wolf. You can't find too many chinks in this guy's armor. He answers to no one but surrounds himself with likeminded musicians/loners. His third album as Mount Eerie will be most likely linked with 2008's black metal-like Black Wooden Ceiling Opening EP. On August 18th, Elverum will expand upon Black Wooden's moody soundscapes with a full-length affair. P.W. Elverum & Sun is releasing Mount Eerie's third album, Wind's Poem and get this, it's being described as his "black metal album." Totally rad, right?

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Interviews

Mount Eerie

Beyond Words

Jul 18, 2017

Phil Elverum opens A Crow Looked at Me with a clarification. The death of his wife, visual artist and musician Geneviève Castrée, should not be reduced to the inspiration for a set of songs. Nor is it a learning experience, a clarifying opportunity to understand what's really important in life.  More


Reviews

A Crow Looked at Me

A Crow Looked at Me

P.W. Elverum & Sun

Mar 24, 2017

A Crow Looked at Me is an unflinching look at life going on after the loss of someone dear, as much about love as it is about death.  More

Sauna

Sauna

P.W. Elverum & Sun

Feb 19, 2015

Phil Elverum just can't stop recording music and his latest album as Mount EerieSauna, is proof we should be thankful for that. He's been doing indie folk since before it was even a thing. He's of the same graduating class as Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Jeff Mangum, Songs: Ohia, and Sun Kil Moon. More

Pre-Human Ideas

Pre-Human Ideas

P.W. Elverum & Sun

Nov 22, 2013

Phil Elverum recently posted a response on Tumblr to a complaint from somebody who'd bought an album from the Mount Eerie merch table and was disappointed to discover it sounded nothing like the set they'd played on that particular night. "A fundamental aspect of art is that it is wild and unpredictable," replied Elverum, More

Ocean Roar

Ocean Roar

P.W. Elverum and Sun

Sep 27, 2012

Ocean Roar is the second in a two-part release from Phil Elverum this year, the companion to Clear Moon. As the titles imply, that installment was a bit more delicate. It offered a cozy warmth around the hearth, away from the northwesterly natural onslaught Elverum always paints so perfectly. More

Clear Moon

Clear Moon

P.W. Elverum & Sun

May 22, 2012

Here's more plodding, plaintive, Pacific Northwest pabulum from Phil Elverum. This is the first of two full-lengths lined up to be released this year, both recorded in his new studio, a repurposed church in Anacortes, WA. More