Phil Elverum

Stream “Compressor” From The Microphones’ Early Tapes, 1996-1998

The Microphones, Phil Elverum's awesome and influential analog recording project that later morphed into his current gig Mount Eerie, have (absurdly) announced a collection of…
Chris DeVille | November 20, 2016 - 8:10 pm

R.I.P. Geneviève Elverum

Geneviève Elverum, nee Castrée, the Canadian illustrator and musician who recorded under the names Ô Paon and Woelv, has passed away after being diagnosed with…
Peter Helman | July 10, 2016 - 12:10 pm

Neutral Milk Hotel Auction Rare Bikini Kill, Rites Of Spring, & Fugazi Memorabilia To Benefit Phil Elverum’s Wife

Phil Elverum -- better known to many of us as the Microphones or Mount Eerie -- has recently been raising money for his wife Geneviève,…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2016 - 10:06 am

Phil Elverum, Kimya Dawson Among Artists Owed Money By “Crumbling” K Records

Beloved Olympia, Washington indie mainstay K Records is selling the building it occupies to make good on debts to artists. According to The Olympian, the…
Collin Robinson | June 22, 2016 - 11:33 am

Help Phil Elverum Fund His Wife’s Cancer Treatments

Working under the names the Microphones and Mount Eerie, Phil Elverum has spent years making heavy, expressive, deeply personal music that has helped shape the…
Tom Breihan | June 2, 2016 - 9:06 am

Phil Elverum Will Name Your Band For $35

Phil Elverum, the Pac-NW musician behind the Microphones, Mount Eerie, and various related projects, is experiencing a resurgence of influence among DIY types. Recent Bands…
Chris DeVille | December 30, 2015 - 9:38 am

Grunge Parking Lot: Watch Fascinating, Raw MTV Footage Of Nirvana’s ’92 Homecoming (With A Cameo By Teenage Phil Elverum)

On 9/11/92 Nirvana played a homecoming stadium show in Seattle after igniting nationwide grunge-mania with Nevermind. MTV News was there to interview the locals, including…
Chris DeVille | June 13, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Mount Eerie – “Distorted Cymbals”

Pac NW champion Phil Elv(e)rum, prodigal tape-hiss troubadour behind the monumental Microphones LP The Glow Pt. 2 and myriad Mount Eerie recordings, has a new…
Amrit Singh | November 9, 2011 - 3:02 pm

Key Losers – “Bi-Focal” (Stereogum Premiere)

Key Losers is the Portland, Oregon-based project of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Katy Davidson, ex-Dear Nora, YACHT collaborator, etc. Her airy, sunny, graceful, impressively patchwork first official Key…
Brandon Stosuy | May 17, 2011 - 11:32 am

The ‘Gum Drop XCIV: Hear New Mount Eerie, Win MOSCOT Sunglasses

Last year Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie, the Microphones) put out Lost Wisdom, a collaboration with Eric's Trip's Julie Doiron and Fred Squire, but the dark,…
Brandon Stosuy | June 24, 2009 - 11:19 am

New Mount Eerie With Julie Doiron And Fred Squire – “Flaming Home” & Lost Wisdom Album Art

Lately we've heard Phil Elverum unearthing "Black Wooden" music with "In Moonlight," playing fragile solo pieces in Poland, and being covered beautifully by Damien Jurado.
Brandon Stosuy | July 18, 2008 - 9:26 am

Mount Eerie Live In Poland

We recently posted the heavy, dark, fragile "In Moonlight" from Mount Eerie's new, self-described quest for "Black Wooden" music, the Black Wooden Ceiling Opening EP.
Brandon Stosuy | June 5, 2008 - 6:13 pm

An MP3 Mix For Your Memorial Day

It's totally reductive to associate Memorial Day Weekend solely with drinking and eating (and not, you know, Memorializing), but here it is, that special weekend…
Amrit Singh | May 23, 2008 - 3:02 pm

New Mount Eerie – “In Moonlight”

Phil Elverum can kinda do no wrong. Of course, everyone does wrong, because nobody's perfect, but the Microphones and Mount Eerie main man has a…
Brandon Stosuy | May 22, 2008 - 10:39 am