Published Mar 11, 2009Last year was a busy one for Phil Elverum and his Mount Eerie. He released his first "metal" album, Black Wooden Ceiling Opening, the 144-page book/record Dawn and even a collaboration with Canadian folk heartthrob Julie Doiron, dubbed Lost Wisdom. And while Elverum has yet to offer any new releases in 2009, he does have some Canadian-heavy live dates lined up and if we're lucky, a record or two as well.
For the dates, Elverum and his always massive merch table will swing through a handful of Canadian cities in the coming months, with dates scheduled for Montreal on April 10, Vancouver on May 16 and a few more in Sackville, NB, where this summer Mount Eerie will play the 2009 edition of Sappy Fest. Also, if you're down in Portland in April, Elverum will be setting up a month-long art show featuring huge enlargements of photos from his ambitious photo book/album, Mount Eerie pts. 6 & 7, as well as the giant burning-house painting that dons the cover of Lost Wisdom. (You can get further details on that show here.)
On the album front, Elverum is reportedly putting the final touches on his proper follow-up to his last studio album, No Flashlight, which came out way back in 2005. According to the rumour mill, No Kids' Nicholas Krgovich is helping out on this one (who also collaborated with Elverum on David Shrigley's Worried Noodles comp) and the record should see the light of day sometime later this year. Also, Elverum is prepping a new Mount Eerie singles comp entitled Song Islands Vol. 2, but all we know about this is that it's coming "much later."
Now, here are those tour dates:
3/21 Anacortes, WA - Department of Safety
4/2 Portland, OR - Stumptown Coffee 4/10 Montreal, QC - Il Motore
5/16 Vancouver, BC - St. James Hall
7/17-19 Anacortes, WA - What The Heck Fest 2009
7/31-8/2 Sackville, NB - Sappy Fest
* with Bad Weather California and White Fang