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Mt. Eerie, Key Losers 

When: Tue., June 19, 9 p.m. 2012
Price: $10
Once upon a time, I was dragged to Olympia by some friends for a Mount Eerie show, before I knew anything about Phil Elverum or his music. The venue, a visibly and fittingly eerie deteriorating log cabin in the outskirts of town, was condemned, and the show was consequently cancelled. I was disappointed. Pissed, even—only more so once I returned and actually sat down and listened to Elverum's recordings as the Microphones (his previous moniker) and Mount Eerie. What pensive and poignant art this guy creates, with a musical palette so startlingly diverse, from murmured, gently plucked acoustic numbers to snarling, faux black metal. The common thread is that it's always interesting, and a lot of the time catchy, too (as if the two were incompatible). Mount Eerie is atmospheric pop music that is—brace yourselves—quintessentially Pacific Northwest. MORGAN TROPER


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