Earlier this year, Mount Eerie released the stellar Clear Moon. The album acts as something of a love letter to Anacortes, Washington, the tiny town where Phil Elverum records his Mount Eerie projects. And Elverum approaches love at strange angles, not so much unveiling the town as bathing it in murky atmosphere.
The track “The Place Lives” is a particular highlight, and now it gets its own video. It’s interesting to note that the song comes right before the similarly-titled “The Place I Live” on Clear Moon, perhaps revealing the song’s theme with clever wordplay. The clip shows Elverum wandering through the woods of his hometown, all while the song bubbles with life and tension. This doesn’t have the warm feelings normally associated with the word “living.” It’s more like the awe and possible dread knowing that you’re not alone. Watch it below.