Phil Elverum Shares New Mount Eerie Song on Palestine Benefit Album: Listen


Phil Elverum has shared a new Mount Eerie song, “& Sun (Early),” as part of a compilation benefitting the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) and Palestine Legal. (All proceeds go to the charities.) Check out Merciless Accelerating Rhythms – Artists United for a Free Palestine below, with the Mount Eerie song at track three.

Brooklyn label HateToQuit and the artist Hiding Places put the compilation together, also enlisting Little Wings, John Andrews & the Yawns, Magnolia Electric Co.’s Jason Evans Groth, and dozens more.

In a press release, HateToQuit and Hiding Places quoted a poem by June Jordan:

I plan to blossom bloody on an afternoon
surrounded by my comrades singing
terrible revenge in merciless

The compilation organizers went on:

These are the words of anti-apartheid artist, leader, and poet, June Jordan; we as Artists United for a Free Palestine see retaliation as a diversity of tactics; as mutual aid; as solidarity with the people of Palestine; as direct action, if necessary; as an immediate end to the Israeli Occupation Force and a Free Palestine, forever; as a liberated world. Our duty as artists has—and always will be—radical acts of care; the least we can do is send any aid possible to those facing genocide in Palestine, and money to folks on the frontlines of organizing action to get access to lawyers and legal support.

Revisit 2019’s “Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum Starts Over, Again.”