The Microphones/Mount Eerie Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Anti-Counter-Culture, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Anti-Counter-Culture

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    Let's discuss Phil Elvrum and his projects. Personally, I prefer The Microphones' discography, and think the album Mount Eerie is by far his strongest work. Also really enjoyed last year's Sauna.
     
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  2. SpyKi

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    The Glow Pt 2 is easily my favourite album by him, there's so many fantastic songs on there. I find a lot of his Mount Eerie stuff to be a bit lacking in terms of melody for me. There's still a lot of his stuff I need to hear though and I intend to hear it all eventually because I think he's great.
     
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  3. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    Great thread, enormous influence on a huge portion of indie music these days
     
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  5. Anti-Counter-Culture

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    I'm almost positive I'd shed tears of joy if I ever see him live. I need to go through more Mt. Eerie, but I like everything I have heard by them.
     
  6. Surfwax

    bring on the major leagues

    I want wind to blow is my favorite song of all time
     
  7. Kennedy

    loomasleep.bandcamp.com Prestigious

    this thread has 6 posts.


    why does this thread only have 6 posts.
     
  8. Kennedy

    loomasleep.bandcamp.com Prestigious

    new album sounds brutally heart wrenching, goodness. absolutely hear breaking. i really hope him and his family are doing the best they can be.

    "WRITTEN AND RECORDED
    August 31st to Dec. 6th, 2016 in the same room where Geneviève died, using mostly her instruments, her guitar, her bass, her pick, her amp, her old family accordion, writing the words on her paper, looking out the same window.
    Why share this much? Why open up like this? Why tell you, stranger, about these personal moments, the devastation and the hanging love? Our little family bubble was so sacred for so long. We carefully held it behind a curtain of privacy when we’d go out and do our art and music selves, too special to share, especially in our hyper-shared imbalanced times. Then we had a baby and this barrier felt even more important. (I still don’t want to tell you our daughter’s name.) Then in May 2015 they told us Geneviève had a surprise bad cancer, advanced pancreatic, and the ground opened up. What matters now? we thought. Then on July 9th 2016 she died at home and I belonged to nobody anymore. My internal moments felt like public property. The idea that I could have a self or personal preferences or songs eroded down into an absurd old idea leftover from a more self-indulgent time before I was a hospital-driver, a caregiver, a child-raiser, a griever. I am open now, and these songs poured out quickly in the fall, watching the days grey over and watching the neighbors across the alley tear down and rebuild their house. I make these songs and put them out into the world just to multiply my voice saying that I love her. I want it known.
    "Death Is Real" could be the name of this album. These cold mechanics of sickness and loss are real and inescapable, and can bring an alienating, detached sharpness. But it is not the thing I want to remember. A crow did look at me. There is an echo of Geneviève that still rings, a reminder of the love and infinity beneath all of this obliteration. That’s why.

    - Phil Elverum
    Dec. 11th, 2016
    Anacortes "
     
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  9. SpyKi

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    If it's any consolation, there's an album thread that has more posts.
     
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  10. Anti-Counter-Culture

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    Oh, God. That synopsis already has me in feels.
     
  11. Dog with a Blog

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    Clear Moon is one of my favorite albums of all time and hugely influential to me


    Holy shit. Just read that synopsis. That's fucking devastating, good lord.
     
  12. Dog with a Blog

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    Good fucking god did you guys listen to the song Real Death? Ugh
     
  13. Kennedy

    loomasleep.bandcamp.com Prestigious

    im nervous to hear this new album tbh.
     
  14. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    yeah there's a whole thread of people being sad about it
     
  15. zmtr

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    yo..

    First heard mention of "The Glow Pt. 2" on /r/indieheads yesterday. I had seen the album art around before but had never checked out the album.

    Holy fuck it blew me away. Have listened about 10 times since yesterday afternoon. I've been told to check out Mount Eerie next.
     
  16. zmtr

    WELL YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE!

    The end of "I Want Wind to Blow" and the way it leads into "The Glow Pt. 2" is significantly brilliant.

    Headless Horseman might be my favorite track. The production all over the album is other worldly.
     
  17. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    yup, that record is so incredibly important and influential for most indie music these days
     
  18. Surfwax

    bring on the major leagues

    when it kicks back into that melodic part but with the distorted drums my goodness
     
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  19. Kennedy Feb 7, 2017
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    Kennedy

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    It's one of the best albums ever made by mankind
     
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  20. EmmanuelSCastle

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    GOAT contender for sure. The kinda lo do studio fuckery is very cool to me besides the songs themselves
     
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  21. zmtr

    WELL YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE!

    So I've been listening to The Glow Pt. 2 .. ALOT
     
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  22. EmmanuelSCastle

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    that album is an experience of the highest caliber
     
  23. Kennedy

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    The Glow Pt II honestly is an album that sounds like music from a different planet

    It's the only album I've ever felt that way about
     
  24. EmmanuelSCastle

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    I felt that way about Modest Mouse before, but it's moments as opposed to the whole fucking album like the Glow Pt 2
     
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  26. nohandstoholdonto

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    Heaven or Las Vegas makes me feel like that
     
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  27. EmmanuelSCastle

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    that makes sense, I feel like texturally he borrows from shoegaze and dream pop in the atmospheric noise bits