Mount Eerie (album)

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Mount Eerie
Studio album by The Microphones
Released January 21, 2003
Recorded November 21, 2001 - June 10, 2002
Genre experimental rock
Length 40:51
Label K Records
Producer Phil Elverum
The Microphones chronology
The Glow Pt. 2
(2001)
Mount Eerie
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (8.9/10) 1/21/2003
Tiny Mix Tapes 5/5 stars [1]

Mount Eerie is the last studio album from the band The Microphones. Microphones frontman Phil Elvrum began working on "Mount Eerie" after taking a long tour of Europe and North America. Released by K Records in 2003, the album is named after the mountain on Fidalgo Island where Elvrum spent much of his childhood. Containing five songs of various lengths, the album picks up from where The Glow Pt. 2 leaves off. In the story Elvrum is dead (continuing the narrative of the glow pt.II) and he goes on a journey through a multitude of levels of consciousness and existence and (penultimately) discovers the face of the Universe. It represents a turning point and a realization period in Elvrum's life. The album is noted by critics for its stellar production and imaginative songwriting.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I. The Sun" - 17:11
  2. "II. Solar System" - 3:38
  3. "III. Universe" - 6:41
  4. "IV. Mt. Eerie" - 8:58
  5. "V. Universe" - 4:23

Personnel[edit]

  • Phil Elvrum - vocals, guitars, bass, organ, piano, Swiss alpenhorn, drums, additional percussion
  • Adam Forkner - Cowbell and Trumpet on "The Sun,"
  • Anna Oxygen - Additional vocals on "The Sun," "Mt. Eerie"
  • Mirah - Additional vocals on "Solar System"
  • Khaela Maricich - Additional vocals on "Universe" (part 1), "Mt. Eerie"
  • Calvin Johnson - Additional vocals on "Universe" (part 1)
  • Jenn Kliese - Additional vocals on "Universe" (part 1), "Mt. Eerie," and "Universe" (part 2)
  • Kyle Field - Additional vocals and instruments on "Mt. Eerie"
  • Karl Blau - Additional vocals and instruments on "Mt. Eerie"

"Precipice Carolers"[edit]

These singers form the chorus of the title track.

  • Kyle Field (of Little Wings)
  • Phil Elvrum
  • Khaela Maricich (of The Blow)
  • Phan Nguyen
  • Amber Bell
  • Bethany Hays Parke
  • Shawn Parke
  • Hollis Parke
  • Dennis Driscoll
  • Zach Alarcon
  • Adam Forkner