Published Jun 18, 2020Avant-garde pop explorer Mirah will soon celebrate 20 years of her debut album You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This with an expanded reissue of the 2000 LP. The release includes a full bonus disc of other artists covering the album's songs, and today we get to hear Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum take on a track.
For the 20th anniversary of the release, the entire LP has been remastered. It also includes a new, 2020 version of album closer "Words Cannot Describe" from Mirah herself.
Today, Elverum has shared his version of "Of Pressure," which is available below along with the remastered version of the song. Of the new version, Elverum shared the following statement:
It was a joy to record my version of Mirah's song "Of Pressure" using the old cassette 4 track and all the instruments we used to use together in the old days. Same air organ, same antique drum machine, same chaos. I remember when Mirah first recorded her original. It was part of a batch of songs that she worked on independently of our collaboration in Dub Narcotic studio. Her 4 track world. That one was a big built world of mounting layers, the feeling of pressure and depth. I loved it and I still do. I wanted to see if I could make it a little more oppressive even.
Other artists that appear on the expanded version of the album include WHY?, Sad13, Allison Crutchfield, Half Waif, Shamir, the Blow and many others. The new package will be available on July 31 via Double Double Whammy.
You can hear both Mount Eerie's cover of "Of Pressure" and the remastered version of the original below, where you'll find find the full tracklisting.
You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This:
1. Million Miles
2. Sweepstakes Prize
3. Of Pressure
4. This Dance
5. La Familia
6. Gone Sugaring
7. Person Person
8. Engine Heart
10. 100 Knives
11. Murphy Bed
13. Small Town
14. Water and Sleep
15. Telephone Wires
16. Words Cannot Describe
17. Words Cannot Describe (2020 Version)
You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This Tribute LP:
1. WHY? - "Million Miles" (Feat. Gabby's World)
2. Y La Bamba - "Sweepstakes Prize"
3. Mount Eerie - "Of Pressure"
4. Sad13 & Mal Blum - "This Dance"
5. Allison Crutchfield - "La Familia"
6. Madeline Kenney - "Gone Sugaring"
7. Maia Macdonald - "Person Person"
8. Lauren Ruth Ward - "Engine Heart"
9. Hand Habits - "Archipelago"
10. Flock of Dimes - "100 Knives"
11. Half Waif - "Murphy Bed"
12. Shamir - "Pollen"
13. Palehound - "Small Town"
14. Arthur Moon - "Water and Sleep" (Feat. Aviva Jaye)
15. Night Shop & La Louma - "Telephone Wires"
16. The Blow - "Words Cannot Describe"
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