Mount Eerie at the UVA Chapel

September 19th, 2011 · 2 Comments · By

The inimitable Phil Elverum returns to Charlottesville tonight at the UVA Chapel, with the latest iteration of his Mount Eerie project. If Mount Eerie doesn’t ring a bell, then perhaps you know his earlier work under the name The Microphones. Whatever the name, it’s all pretty closely related: breathy, intimate sounding recordings inspired by nature and the Pacific Northwest. A friend recently posted on Twitter “Phil Elverum is the only human who can make the words “When was the last time you bought a hot dog” sound emotional and thought provoking.” Which is completely true. Elverum’s vocal delivery is effortlessly evocative and nostalgia-inducing. Last time Mount Eerie rolled through town it was in support of his last release, a thunderous doom-metal-steeped set of songs, which was something of a departure from his previous work (or on the other hand, not really). So what do Phil and company have in store for us this time? Anybody’s guess really! I know it’s him and a couple backing keyboardists, but that leaves a pretty wide range of possibilities. They’ll be accompanied this evening by Nicholas Krgovich, of the band No Kids (who you may remember from the last Mount Eerie show here). Doors will open at about 8:30pm and music will begin at 9.

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  • 1 James // Sep 19, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    for those who are interested, I played quite a few songs by the Microphones and Mt. Eerie (also 2 Mirah songs which Phil Elvrum produced) on my radio show last night;

    the tracklist is here: http://wtju.net/playlist/1 (it’s the top one)
    and you can stream the show here: http://wtju.net/vault by clicking the most recent listing for “the Madame Psychosis Hour” (this is only up for the next 2 weeks)

    … the streaming only works in real-time, but the Microphones / Mt Eerie material is all in the first 45-50 minutes or so.

    I’m excited about tonight’s show! the last Mt Eerie gig at the UVa Chapel two years (my first time seeing Phil Elvrum play) was really nice.

  • 2 amy arrowhead // Sep 19, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    yay for mt. eerie in fall weather! woohoooooo : )