Mount Eerie ‎– A Crow Looked At Me

P.W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd. ‎– ELV040
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Real Death
A2 Seaweed
A3 Ravens
A4 Forest Fire
A5 Swims
B6 My Chasm
B7 When I Take Out The Garbage At Night
B8 Emptiness Pt. 2
B9 Toothbrush/Trash
B10 Soria Moria
B11 Crow

Companies, etc.



Gatefold packaging with liner notes and lyrics printed on the inside.
Includes double sided art poster insert with more liner notes.

Includes an MP3 download card.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched, "GOLDEN" stamped): ELV-040-A 27285.1(2)... JG GOLDEN
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched, "GOLDEN" stamped): ELV-040-B 27285.2(2)... JG GOLDEN

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Epcd101 Mount Eerie A Crow Looked At Me(CD, Album) 7 e.p. Epcd101 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
ELV040 Mount Eerie A Crow Looked At Me(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) P.W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd. ELV040 US 2017


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January 30, 2018
If you are just discovering this one... buy directly from Phil... I'm not aware of any surface noise or skips.. side A bummed me out so bad, I've yet to flip


December 24, 2017

I'm very conflicted about this album. There's no doubt it's a real work of art, and for me the best album of the year, though it's not really fair to compare it to any other albums, safe maybe for Sufjan's Carrie And Lowell. On the other hand it's an album that, maybe because it came out when I was having hard time with my life myself, gave me worst panic attacks I've ever had, and I still keep getting those.

I saw Phil play most of these songs at a concert earlier this year, and they were even more powerful when I could see him sing them. He had lots of copies of this album with him, but I couldn't bring myself to buying that and got something else instead, because I'm straight up afraid of listening to it.

Absolute masterpiece, yet I can't recommend it. But I can say that at that concert Phil played a few new tracks, and they were even better and more moving, while being a bit more optimistic in tone, and if he's going to make a new album out of these, it's going to be even better than this.


September 9, 2017
edited over 3 years ago

What an album indeed. Just to be clear it sounds great. Near flawless pressing and the gatefold is sturdier than you would think. Some might complain about a noise floor but Im quite sure its just the recordings themselves. Great all around. But with that out of the way I think its important to understand what you are buying. This is not a piece of musical revolution. Some parts of it I feel are quite smartly put together like the beat in some songs seemingly matching the sound of a life support machine in the background. But Its about a mans life and thoughts after his wife's departure from life. Whats important here are the lyrics which is why its great that they are all featured (with few errors) inside the gatefold. The singing is clear and should be the focus of the listener. Its a terribly depressing session to have but its unique and worth a listen.

Equipment used:
Rega RP1 with base carbon cart
Cyrus 2 amplifier
System Fidelity SF5030 tower speakers
Custom made HQ speaker cables


July 31, 2017
please buy from Mount Eerie's website


April 6, 2017
Sadly my copy has some annoying surface noise in the right channel throughout the first side, but I'm hoping its just my copy... Getting a replacement tomorrow.


March 30, 2017
Anyone else's lyrics have a couple typos in it? Mine has one on Toothbrush/Trash and one on Crow. I don't really mind at all but was just curious.