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Mistletone presents

MOUNT EERIE (USA)

with special guests JULIE BYRNE (USA) + JUNE JONES

Thursday 25 January 2018 (opening 7:30 PM)

at Theatre Royal, Castlemaine ( venue info )
30 Hargraves Street, Castlemaine VIC

http://www.theatreroyalcastlemaine.com.au/

**18+. Minors permitted with a legal guardian who is over the age of 25.**

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All Ages Licensed $34.20

Mount Eerie is the nom de plume of Phil Elverum, formerly of The Microphones, based in Anacortes, Washington. 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. Mount Eerie's 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 recorded the album throughout autumn 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 hospitalisations 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.



New York based dream weaver, Julie Byrne comes to Australia in duo formation for her debut tour, performing songs from her hugely acclaimed album Not Even Happiness (out now on Spunk Records). Byrne’s music spans recollections of bustling roadside diners, the stars over the high desert, the aching weariness of change, the wildflowers of the California coast, and the irresolvable mysteries of love. Whether witnessing the Pacific Northwest for the first time (‘Melting Grid’), the morning sky in the mountains of Boulder (‘Natural Blue’), or a journey fragrant with rose water; reading Frank O’Hara aloud from the passengers seat during a drive through the Utah desert into the rainforest of Washington State (‘The Sea As It Glides’), Not Even Happiness is Julie’s beguiling ode to the fringes of life.


 

June Jones is a songwriter, singer, bassist and amateur keyboardist. Her songs are sparse, often straightforward, and occasionally melodramatic, dealing with themes of mental illness, love, and disconnection. She also plays in Two Steps on the Water and runs Emotion Punk Records.

 

18+. Minors permitted with a legal guardian who is over the age of 25.
A legal guardian is a responsible adult. A 'responsible adult' is either a parent, a step-parent or guardian over the age of 25 who has 'parental rights, duties and responsibilities' in relation to the minor. A responsible adult must actively supervise the minor.