Mount Eerie, Tara Jane O'Neil, No Kids | Lakeshore Theater | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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Mount Eerie, Tara Jane O'Neil, No Kids 

When: Sun., Nov. 8, 7 p.m. 2009
Price: $10
The one-sheet that came along with Mt. Eerie's recent Wind's Poem—on P.W. Elverum & Sun, the "poem printer/record label/souvenir vendor" run by sole permanent member/painter/recording engineer Phil Elverum, out in Washington's San Juan Islands—is the first I've seen that explicitly lists the album's theme alongside more prosaic information like release date and catalog number. It's stated as "erosion/mortality," which seems about right. Recorded over the span of two years "out behind the house," the songs take scraps of melodies and do all sorts of weird, dark things to them, like stretching them out into slowly modulating drones or dropping them into the midst of a lo-fi black-metal maelstrom. Epic, fascinating, and more than a little scary. The touring group's supposed to include "(among other things) two drummers, some gongs, and a wall of amps." Mount Eerie also plays a free in-store at 1 PM at Reckless Records. —Miles Raymer



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