Lost Wisdom ft, Julie Doiron & Fred Squire, 180G White Vinyl Lp, Phil Elverum of The Microphones!
Lost Wisdom is the second studio album by Mount Eerie, with Canadian musicians Julie Doiron and Frederick Squire. It was released 7 October 2008 on P. W. Elverum & Sun, less than a month before Elverum's next album under the Mount Eerie name, Dawn, was released, which featured songs from this album. A follow-up album, Lost Wisdom pt. 2, was released in 2019, without Frederick Squire.
Elverum considers Doiron his favorite singer, and says recording with her was a "dream come true" for him. She was a member of Eric's Trip, an indie noise pop band from the early 1990s, and has since recorded numerous solo albums. Elverum considers Eric's Trip his favorite band of all time, and says the band is "the reason why I got into playing music". Frederick Squire is a Canadian rock singer, songwriter and guitarist. Formerly a member of Shotgun & Jaybird, he would perform under the stage name Dick Morello.
The recording of the album was somewhat spontaneous. Doiron and Squire had a few days between a recent tour and an upcoming recording session in Olympia, Washington, and made a surprise visit to Phil Elverum in Anacortes. Initially they were just recording for fun without the pretense of recording an album. Elverum eventually did ask the two to record an album, the three decided to do so and quickly recorded the album.