Singer-songwriter Phil Elverum, aka Mount Eerie, has always had a steady release schedule, but the last few years have been especially prolific. In 2012, he released two full-length albums in Clear Moon and Ocean Roar. Then, last year, he reissued the Microphones’ entire back catalog and released both a live album and Pre-Human Ideas, a collection of re-recorded tracks culled from Clear Moon and Ocean Roar.
Now, Elverum has announced plans for his next release, Sauna, which will arrive in early 2015. Recorded over the last 15 months in Anacortes, Washington, the double album deals with the themes of “Vikings and zen and real life,” according to a press release.
In anticipation of the album’s release, Elverum will hit the road to debut “extremely stripped-down” versions of the album’s 12 tracks. Spanning the entire month of September, the 20-date outing features support from indie rockers Mecca Normal.
Consult the full schedule below, followed by the video for “Ocean Roar”.
Mount Eerie 2014 Tour Dates:
08/30 – Marshall, NC @ Transfigurations Festival
09/10 – Dayton, WA @ Mace Mead Works
09/11 – Boise, ID @ The Crux
09/12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
09/13 – Denver, CO @ Goldrush Music Fest
09/14 – Lawrence, KS @ Wonder Fair
09/15 – Bloomington, IN @ The Church
09/16 – Youngstown, OH @ Historian Recording Co.
09/17 – Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase
09/18 – Easthampton, MA @ the Flywheel
09/19 – Biddeford, ME @ The Oak & The Ax
09/20 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
09/21 – Middletown, CT @ Wesleyan University
09/22 – Annandale-on-Hudson, NY @ Bard College
09/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Trans-Pecos *
09/24 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge *
09/25 – Oberlin, OH @ Dionysus Club
09/26 – Gambier, OH @ Kenyon College
09/27 – Chicago, IL @ Co-Prosperity Sphere
09/28 – Minneapolis, MI @ the Cedar Cultural Center
09/29 – Minot, ND @ Pangea House
* = w/ Mecca Normal