Photos – Mount Eerie at the Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, Aug 18 2017
– photos by Kirk Chantraine
Mount Eerie, aka Phil Elverum. The Anacortes, Washington-based songwriter/producer is on tour for his 2017 album, A Crow Looked At Me.
In devastating detail, the record explores the emotional aftermath following the death of Elverum’s wife. Genevieve CastrÃ©e (born Gosselin) was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015, shortly after the birth of the couple’s only child. She died the following year.
CastrÃ©e was a Canadian cartoonist and illustrator. In 2013, Montreal-based publisher Drawn and Quarterly released what would be her last image book, Susceptible. The memoir chronicles CastrÃ©e’s childhood in Quebec (she grew up in Loretteville, a city in central Quebec) and eventual move to British Columbia.
Elverum is formerly of The Microphones. He has issued most of Mount Eerie’s releases on his own label, P.W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd.