January 18, 2018 | by Jocelyn Hoppa
This post was supposed to go up yesterday, but upon learning of a new lead track release off of Mount Eerie's upcoming album Now Only, I sorta fell into a rabbit hole of YouTube videos of Mount Eerie tracks and Geneviève Castrée live performances. It's pretty difficult to look at that photo above and not reel for a bit.
"Distortion" is 11-minutes long and picks up where last year's A Crow Looked at Me left off... musings about his late wife. Now Only (due out March 16) is going to feature more songs about Castrée's death and their life together, intimate songs giving oxygen to the flame of remembrance. In fact, six of the record's songs were written after the release of A Crow Looked at Me and Phil Elverum's live performances of those intense songs of heartache.
Grace and remembrance to you both, Phil.
Check P.W. Elverum & Sun for upcoming Mount Eerie tour dates (U.S. dates starting in February at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco as part of Noise Pop.)