Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum has shared the second single from his forthcoming 10th studio album Lost Wisdom pt. 2. "Belief pt. 2," streaming above alongside a slow-moving video, is another devastatingly beautiful single from an album full of them — a blend of heartbreakingly solitary lyrics, easy harmonies between Elverum and Doiron, and subtly interlocking instrumentation.
"'Belief pt. 2' is the last song on the album," Elverum wrote in a press release. "It comes at the end of a meandering path through uncertainty, devotion, sad reminiscence, hopeful idealism; songs coursing over uneven terrain. This album conclusion is a flag planted, a declaration of belief in love no matter what, the culminating answer to all of the asking that came before. Eroded down by life’s changes to an elemental necessity, I make an offering of a final simple gesture of love.
He continued: "Julie and I recorded this song at night with the doors and windows all the way open, hoping to get the nighthawks and night air onto the recording. The other songs were recorded during the day, but this song is a night song. We tried to make our version of sacred music, under stars in the high dark cool air."
Elverum and Doiron will tour behind Lost Wisdom pt. 2 through the fall and into the winter — shows that "will likely be their only performances of this album’s material for the foreseeable future," according to a press release. Find those dates below.
Mount Eerie on tour:
October 29 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater w/ Big Thief (w/o Julie Doiron)
November 30 - Vancouver BC @ Christ Church Cathedral
December 1 - Victoria, BC @ Alix Goolden Hall
December 3 - Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
December 4 - Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
December 6 - Sonoma, CA @ Sebastiani Theatre
December 7 - Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Temple at Hollywood Forever
December 8 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
December 9 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
December 10 - Columbus, OH @ Via Vecchia
December 11 - Toronto, ON @ Great Hall
December 12 - Montreal, QC @ Red Roof
December 13 - Boston, MA @ Arts at the Armory
December 14 - Brooklyn, NY @ St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church
December 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Sanctuary
December 16 - Washington, DC @ Miracle Theatre