Mount Eerie

Mount Eerie released two albums this year—like Death Grips, only without a penis on either cover!—both of which further explore Anacortes singer/songwriter Phil Elverum’s well-established and particularly Pacific Northwest sense of place. The first, Clear Moon, with its ambient synth parts and songs like “House Shape” and “The Place I Live,” is a misty and meditative ode to the feeling of home, the small wonders and soft dread of belonging to somewhere. The second, Ocean Roar, with its darker and more black metal inspired atmospheres, seems to embody the forces which tug and tear at that feeling: the dark, existential waves that crash at the shore, the winds that blow and howl at the windows. Together, they represent as eloquent and persuasive a rendering of Elverum’s hyper-local/internal worldview as anything he’s done since the Microphones. With Bouquet, Ever Ending Kicks (7 p.m.), Hungry Cloud Darkening (9 p.m.) ERIC GRANDY

Fri., Oct. 12, 7 & 9 p.m., 2012