Dawn (Mount Eerie album)

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Dawn Mount Eerie.jpg
Studio album by Mount Eerie
Released November 1, 2008 (2008-11-01)
Genre Indie folk, lo-fi
Length 41:47
Label P. W. Elverum & Sun
(ELV 017)
Producer Phil Elverum
Mount Eerie chronology
Lost Wisdom
(2008)Lost Wisdom2008
Wind's Poem
(2009)Wind's Poem2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.5/5 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Dawn is the third full-length album by Mount Eerie. It was officially released 1 November 2008 on P. W. Elverum & Sun.[4] The songs were all written by Phil Elverum during the winter of 2002–03, which he spent alone in a cabin in a remote part of Norway.[4][5]

The album was released on CD concurrently with an 144-page hardcover book and 16 color photo cards.[4] The book includes Elverum's journal entries and drawings from his Norway trip.[4][5] The book is bound in paper that gives the feeling of wood.[4] The album was also released as just an LP packaged with Elverum self-portraits drawn from the reflection of a window in the cabin in Norway.[4]


Many of the songs appear on earlier releases by Mount Eerie. "Moon Sequel" is a follow-up to The Microphones' song "The Moon", and it carries the same melody. The song "Voice in Headphones" (which also appears on Lost Wisdom, released a month earlier) reprises the chorus from Björk's song "Undo", over a different verse. Elverum had previously covered Björk's "All Is Full of Love" on the 2001 Microphones album Blood.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Phil Elverum.

  1. "It Wasn't the Hunting" – 2:49
  2. "Cold Mountain" – 2:48
  3. "Moon Sequel" – 2:29
  4. "I Have Been Told That My Skin Is Exceptionally Smooth" – 1:32
  5. "I Say "No"" – 2:05
  6. "Moon, I Already Know" – 1:20
  7. "With My Hands Out" – 1:43
  8. "A Show of Hands" – 1:46
  9. "Woolly Mammoth's Mighty Absence" – 3:24
  10. "My Burning" – 1:39
  11. "Great Ghosts" – 3:07
  12. "Climb Over" – 2:37
  13. "We Squirm" – 1:29
  14. "Voice in Headphones" – 1:52
  15. "Who?" – 2:11
  16. "Dead of Night" – 2:43
  17. "See Me" – 1:57
  18. "Log in the Waves" – 1:57
  19. "Goodbye Hope" – 2:25



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review
  3. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Dawn" (pdf). pwelverumandsun.com. Anacortes, Washington: P. W. Elverum & Sun. Retrieved 2008-09-17.  External link in |work= (help)[dead link]
  5. ^ a b Solarski, Matthew (2008-07-16). "Mount Eerie Talks Julie Doiron Collab, Tons of Releases". pitchforkmedia.com. Pitchfork Media, Inc. Retrieved 2008-09-17.  External link in |work= (help)