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Mount Eerie Announces New Album, Shares “Real Death”

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

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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.

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. She was a musician and comic book artist who had recorded as both Woelv and Ô Paon. Geneviève was diagnosed with inoperable, stage four pancreatic cancer just four months after giving birth to their daughter and died a year later, leaving Elverum to raise their infant daughter on his own. A press release says Elverum recorded the album in the same room where Geneviève died, using mostly her instruments and writing the lyrics on her paper. The press release goes on to say: “The songs are about the brutal details of that experience, from the hospitalizations to the grieving, the specific domestic banalities that become existential in the context of such huge and abrupt loss. These songs are not fun. They are pretty and they are deep, and they find a love that prevails beneath the overwhelming and real sorrow. It is unlike anything else in the Mount Eerie catalog in its unvarnished expressions of personal grief, metaphor-free.”

The album’s closing track, “Crow,” was featured on the charity compilation for the ACLU, Is There Another Language?, which was released last week.

A Crow Looked At Me Tracklist:

1. Real Death
2. Seaweed
3. Ravens
4. Forest Fire
5. Swims
6. My Chasm
7. When I Take Out The Garbage At Night
8. Emptiness pt. 2
9. Toothbrush/Trash
10. Soria Moria
11. Crow


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