Mount Eerie Shares "Huge Fire"

Hear Phil Elverum's first new material since 'Microphones in 2020'

BY Alex HudsonPublished Jan 3, 2023

Mount Eerie have reemerged with a new song. "Huge Fire" is songwriter Phil Elverum's first new material since the enormous Microphones in 2020.

"Huge Fire," released as part of the COLORS compilation from Japanese indie label 7e.p., returns Elverum to the denser soundscapes and nature-fixated lyrics that characterized his work prior to the last few albums, with atmospheric layers of double-tracked guitar and droning organ. But it's also a little groovier than most of his material, with bass and drums that lock into a rhythm that's almost funk-influenced.

Hear "Huge Fire" below. The song was recorded on December 7, 2022, and a newsletter from Elverum notes that he has since recorded two new songs in the past couple of days.

The COLORS compilation contains 35 tracks, which were gradually added throughout last year (with Mount Eerie's contribution landing on the final day of 2022). Other artists on the comp include Spencer Krug, Julie Doiron, Nicholas Krgovich, Lou Barlow, the Notwist, Jason Lytle, Quasi, Mirah, Tim Kinsella and Thao. 

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