Mount Eerie, aka Phil Elverum, set out lofty goals for this year, with plans to put out two album by the time 2012 came to a close. His first release, titled Clear Moon, came out in May, and now he has announced that the follow-up will be titled Ocean Roar and will be released on September 4th via Elverum's own P.W. Elverum and Sun label.
An issued press release describes the album "as a counterpoint to the soft synth walls and landscape pondering of Clear Moon, presenting the opposite of that album's clear glints of awareness: a total wall of blue-grey oceanic fog, a half remembered dream of a trip through dense old growth hills to the gnarly winter ocean, in the middle of the night, decades ago. This album is the audio equivalent of the blanket of thick dark water vapor that covers the Pacific Northwest for most of the year, revealing only brief glimpses of illumination."
Below, you can stream an excerpt of the "Pale Lights" from the forthcomign LP. As well, after the jump, you can take a look at the tracklisting for Ocean Roar, as well as Mount Eerie's upcoming tour, which is set to start on June 17th in Olympia, WA.
Ocean Roar Tracklist:
01. Pale Lights
02. Ocean Roar
03. Ancient Times
06. Engel Der Luft (Popol Vuh)
07. I Walked Home Beholding
Mount Eerie 2012 Tour Dates:
06/17 – Olympia, WA @ Northern 414 1/2 Legion Way
06/18 – Portland, OR @ 4321 SE Hawthorne (2 shows, early & late)
06/19 – Portland, OR @ Valentine’s
06/20 – Seattle, WA @ 20/20 Cycle (2 shows, early & late)
06/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
06/22 – Nanaimo, BC @ TBA
06/23 – Victoria, BC @ The Fifty Fifty
06/24 – Bellingham, WA @ Make.Shift Art Space
07/13-15 – Anacortes, WA @ 1st Anacortes Unknown Music Series
08/24-26 – Rochester, WA @ Helsing Junction Sleepover