Rediscovered this photo of Geneviève Castrée that I took five years ago when she played at Festsaal Kreuzberg with her husband Phil Elverum. The picture shows her as the strong and cheerful person I remember her to be when she took the stage and played her songs for us. And yet she referred to herself as this fragile little flower, asking us to not smoke cigarettes inside the room.
Last year Geneviève passed away. Fuck cancer. Phil has written a collection of songs about it that will come out this week as the new Mount Eerie album, repeating her memory like a prayer. Some reviewer said he hates this needs to exist. And he hates that it's so completely wonderful and resonant as a record. Which is very true.
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