Mount Eerie Announce New Album ‘Sauna’ for 2015
Mount Eerie, the recording moniker of Anacortes, Washington’s ethereal music standard bearer Phil Elverum, will release a new album entitled ‘Sauna’ in 2015, Elverum announced today. The record will be Mount Eerie’s first proper full-length since 2012’s twin releases ‘Ocean Roar’ and ‘Clear Moon.’
The P.W. Elverum & Sun label website also includes a list of U.S. tour dates for the band’s September ‘Sauna and Ice Plunge Tour,’ including swings through Denver, New York, Chicago and Minneapolis.
The release of ‘Sauna’ follows two more-recent releases from Mount Eerie: 2013’s ‘Pre-Human Ideas,’ a collection of ‘Ocean Roar’ and ‘Clear Moon’ demos, and ‘Live in Bloomington’ — also from 2013 — which chronicled a 2011 show in the Indiana college town.
According to the press release, ‘Sauna’ was recorded over a period of 15 months in Anacortes, the island town in rural Northern Washington where Elverum whiles away his days in a presumed veil of trees and steam.
The press release says the record will be influenced by “Vikings and zen and real life” — reminiscent, we think, of the “mountains and websites” Elverum contemplated from behind his foggy campfire on ‘Ocean Roar.’
Watch Mount Eerie’s Official Music Video for ‘The Place Lives’