Noise Pop Festival 2018 & Last.FM Present:
Mount Eerie at Swedish American Hall
with Magic Magic Roses
Thursday, February 22, 2018
9pm Doors / 10pm Show / All Ages
Join us for the 26th annual Noise Pop Festival! The final lineup is here:
Tune-Yards • Built To Spill performs Keep It Like A Secret • Ty Dolla $ign • Real Estate • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club • Madlib (DJ Set) • Jay Electronica • Parquet Courts • San Fermin with The Magik*Magik Orchestra • WHY? • Superchunk • Toro Y Moi (DJ Set) • Doug Martsch (Solo Acoustic) • Waxahatchee (Solo) • Thao & The Get Down Stay Down • Bahamas • Rostam • Shabazz Palaces • Japanese Breakfast • Geographer • The Album Leaf • Langhorne Slim • Jay Som • Tei Shi • Bully • Alex Cameron • Girlpool • Sevdaliza • Dengue Fever • Jessy Lanza (DJ Set) • Amy Shark • No Age • Shamir • Bruno Major • Mount Eerie • Cuco • The Coathangers • Jeff Rosenstock • Caleborate • Ben UFO • Enter Shikari • The Hotelier • Carla Dal Forno • The Fresh & Onlys • G Perico • Tiny Moving Parts • Bedouine • William Tyler • Racquet Club • Gerd Janson • Sean Rowe • Grails • Crooked Colours • Mister Heavenly • Inara George (of The Bird and The Bee) • Shallou • Palehound • Weaves • Night Beats • Miya Folick • Sudan Archives • Florist • 24hrs • Slim Cessna's Auto Club • Ha Ha Tonka • Wildling • Lo-Fang • Dick Stusso • NILBOG • Covet • Meg Baird • MILCK • Mom Jeans. • Spiral Stairs • The Weather Station • Molly Burch • Ian Sweet (Solo) • Mary Lattimore • Summer Twins • Alex Edelman • Death Valley Girls • Single Mothers • Sam Coomes • Lemuria • Running Touch • Milk Teeth • Chulita Vinyl Club • Lia Ices • Gilligan Moss (DJ Set) • Twain • Andrew St. James • Emily Afton • Melkbelly • Oso Oso • Hand Habits • Joy Again • Chasms • Angelo De Augustine • The World • Field Medic • Pardoner • Flesh World • August Eve & Jasper Bones • Iman Europe • Special Explosion • Club Night • The Y Axes • Still Woozy • SOAR • Bat Fangs • The Peacers • George Cessna • Boy Scouts • The Total Bettys • DJ Aaron Axelsen • DJ Omar Perez • Mozhgan • Yeek • Rose Droll • Mall Walk • Sweet Chariot • High Sunn • Cocktails • Long Knives • ROAR • Winter • The Flytraps • Dagmar • Cash Campain • Josiah Johnson • Fake Your Own Death • Feels • Hazey Eyes • Patsy's Rats • GDJYB • Soundtube • Sun Valley Gun Club • Ghost & the City • The Band Ice Cream • Tino Drima • Vákoum • Indy Nyles • Grace Sings Sludge • Derek Ted • Evan Myall • Preening • Chuck Johnson • The Genie • Azuah • awakebutstillinbed • HUMID • Magic Magic Roses • Gray Tolhurst • False Priest • Blue Oaks • Screaming • Lapel • Aish • Remember Karen • Zelma Stone • Love Jerks • Half Stack • Well • Outer Embassy • BLXCK • Lisa Azzolino • Topographies • Host Bodies • Banzai Cliff • Chaki • Agouti • Touchless • Moon Daze • Bear Call • Friendless Summer • COKE • Bruh From Last Night • Same Girls • DJs Layne and Justin Anastasi
Since the Noise Pop debut in 1993, the Festival has featured many emerging performers who have gone on to wide acclaim, including The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, The Shins, Fleet Foxes, and Bright Eyes.
— In high school in Anacortes Washington in 1996 Phil Elverum started calling his tapes of self-recorded noise and songs “The Microphones”. Since then he’s produced two decades worth of records that span a wide spectrum from studio heavy atmospheric landscaping to simple raw songs.
The Microphones project was nourished by and located within the community of artists around K Records in Olympia in the late 90s/early 2000s, and Phil Elverum’s musical ideas were clearly the product of the flood of independent music in the NW during those years.
After five albums the project was renamed Mount Eerie just as the Microphones were getting some unexpected attention from the widespread acclaim of “the Glow pt. 2” (2001). The Mount Eerie recordings got weirder and broader, and Elverum left K Records and began releasing everything himself, ultimately building a self-contained small town operation in Anacortes called P.W. Elverum & Sun. Radical self-sufficiency has been a theme and obsession; all all ages shows and never though a manager or booking agent, always self-recorded, hands on in all details.
Mount Eerie’s albums have always aimed to push into new territory, both in sound and idea, but the thread of Elverum’s voice has remained constant throughout, soft and human amid the wide range of textures and worlds. Often the lyrics have attempted to grapple with big questions, the briefness and the smallness of human life being a running theme. On occasion the music has been called “black metal” (Wind’s Poem,2009), “dream landscape” (Clear Moon, 2012), and “raw and direct” (Lost Wisdom, 2008).
The new album, “A Crow Looked At Me”, sounds closer to the latter; minimal instrumentation, no production, clear and heavy words right up front. The difference here is the subject matter. In 2015
Elverum’s wife, the French Canadian cartoonist and musician Geneviève Castrée, was diagnosed with a bad cancer just after giving birth to their first child. She died a year later. Elverum wrote and recored the album throughout the fall of 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.
The songs are about the brutal details of that experience, from the hospitalizations to the grieving, the specific domestic banalities that become existential in the context of such huge and abrupt loss. These songs are not fun. They are pretty and they are deep, and they find a love that prevails beneath the overwhelming and real sorrow. It is unlike anything else in the Mount Eerie catalog in its unvarnished expressions of personal grief, metaphor-free.
The writing draws inspiration from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Julie Doiron, Gary Snyder, Sun Kil Moon, and Joanne Kyger (whose poem “Night Palace” is on the album’s cover). The sound was influenced by the spare production of the 1996 Will Oldham album “Arise Therefore”.
MAGIC MAGIC ROSES
Magic Magic Roses make dreamy, meditative folk music in California's Bay Area. In 2008, Kate Sweeney and Sarah Simon got together to play some Jimmie Rodgers covers and quickly began collaborating on original songs. The band's first album, «The Living Room,» was recorded on a four-track in Sarah's living room and self-released on cassette tape in 2010. Sam Berman joined on drums in the spring of 2011 and the trio released their second album, «Valley,» in 2012. Their third album, Dusk, was released by Plume Records in 2016.