Mount Eerie (album)

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Mount Eerie
Mount Eerie (Front Cover).png
Studio album by The Microphones
Released January 21, 2003
Recorded November 21, 2001 - June 10, 2002
Studio Dub Narcotic
(Olympia, Washington)
Quatro-Syncho
(Trafton Lake, Washington)
Genre
Length 40:51
Label K
Producer Phil Elverum
The Microphones chronology
The Glow Pt. 2
(2001)
Mount Eerie
(2003)
Alternative cover
CD cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media 8.9/10[3]
Tiny Mix Tapes 5/5[4]

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.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
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
Total length:
40:51

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Mount Eerie – The Microphones". AllMusic. Retrieved September 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Microphones: Mount Eerie". Alternative Press (175): 70. February 2003. 
  3. ^ Carr, Eric (January 20, 2003). "The Microphones: Mount Eerie". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved September 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Microphones – Mount Eerie". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved September 26, 2015.