Performing in Urbana, Illinois in 2007
|Origin||Anacortes, Washington, USA|
|Genres||Lo-fi, indie folk|
|Labels||P.W. Elverum & Sun|
Following the release of The Microphones' Mount Eerie album, Phil Elverum announced that he would no longer use the Microphones moniker, opting instead to record under the name Mount Eerie, after the area in Anacortes, Washington called Mount Erie. In an interview with CITR-FM's Discorder in September 2003, Elverum gave his reasons for this change: "Mount Eerie is a new project. The Microphones was completed, or at least at a good stopping point. I did it because I am ready for new things. I am new."
Shortly after this announcement, Live in Japan, recorded during three days of Elverum's tour in Japan in 2003, was released by K Records. Despite the fact that the album contained all new material, the album was credited to 'The Microphones'. The quotation marks contained in the release are credited to the fact that Phil Elverum considered this to neither be a Microphones project, nor a Mount Eerie release.
Since the name change, Elverum has released a few singles, and limited vinyl-only releases. Elverum has also created a 3-LP recording of Mount Eerie titled Live in Copenhagen, released by Burnt Toast Vinyl in late 2004. The first Mount Eerie studio album was "No Flashlight" Songs of the Fulfilled Night, released on Elverum's own label, P.W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd. at What the Heck Fest in Anacortes, WA on July 16, 2005 and commercially released on August 16, 2005. Released domestically on vinyl LP (although the LP version contained a copy of the CD), the album contained an extremely large sheet of paper containing track-by-track liner notes and pictures.
July 2007 marked the release of an ambitious project, Mount Eerie pts. 6 & 7 a 132-page, hardcover coffee-table book of his photography, packaged with a 10" record. This book is the first large-scale publication of his photography.
- "No Flashlight" Songs of the Fulfilled Night (2005 – 12" LP with CD)
- Lost Wisdom (2008 - LP/CD recorded with Julie Doiron and Frederick Squire)
- Dawn (2008 - Book of journal entries written in 2002/2003 by Elverum along with a CD of songs written during the same period)
- Wind's Poem (2009 - 12" LP)
- Clear Moon (2012)
- Ocean Roar (2012)
- Pre-Human Ideas (2013)
EPs and other albums
- Seven New Songs of "Mount Eerie" (2004 – CD-R/MP3 & OGG)
- Live in Copenhagen (2004 – 3 12" LPs)
- Mount Eerie Dances with Wolves a.k.a. Two New Songs of "Mount Eerie" (2004/2005 – 12" LP)
- The Drums from "No Flashlight" by Mt. Eerie (2005 – 12" LP)
- SINGERS (2005 – 12" LP with CD)
- Eleven Old Songs of Mount Eerie (2005 – 12" LP with CD)
- Mount Eerie pts. 6 & 7 (2007 – 132 pg. hardcover book with 10" picture disc)
- Black Wooden Ceiling Opening (2008 – 10" LP with CD)
- White Stag (2009 – CDR with poster)
- Black Wooden (2009 - LP and CD)
- Song Islands vol. 2 (2010 - 2x LP + Download)
- Live in Bloomington, September 30th, 2011 (2013 - LP + Download, released via XRA Records)
- "Twenty Bees" (2005 – 7", limited to twenty copies)
- "I Whale" (2006 – 7")
- "Distorted Cymbals/Angelpoise Cymbals" (2009 - 7")
- "House Shape" (2012)
- "World Heaves b/w Engel Der Luft (Popol Vuh) (version)"
- "Clear Moon/Ocean Roar (Condensed Versions)" (2012 - 7", all the songs from Clear Moon and Ocean Roar played at the same time)
- P.W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd. (Elverum's own label)
- The Microphones / Mount Eerie at K Records
- Mt. Eerie Preservation Society – defunct fansite
- Message board for Mt. Eerie Preservation Society
- Get Off The Internet Society – updated fansite
- Mount Eerie Facebook Like Page - Fan Managed Like Page
- KNW-YR-OWN Records