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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 Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic’s cousins (who once rode Big Wheels with Cobain in Aberdeen), Cobain’s mother Wendy O’Connor (“I’m glad he made enough of a success to make a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 13, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Phil Elverum To Dissatisfied Customer: I Make Art, Not Pants

Phil Elverum has finally thrown his hat into the on-going “Are Pants Art?” debate, and it’s a resounding “No.” Elverum (who put out an excellent re-working of his song “Lone Bell” last week) posted on his Tumblr yesterday an exchange with a customer complaining that he did not enjoy the album he bought at Elverum’… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 13, 2013 - 10:51 am

Backtrack: The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2

Welcome to Backtrack, Sam Hockley-Smith’s new Stereogum column dedicated to a remembrance of great things past, of important records situated in the middle ground between Legendary Reissue Status and yesterday’s news. Backtrack will unfold as a crate-digger’s journey [or: in relation to itself], drawing connections to previous stops, celebrating artists’ seminal platters. It’s borne outMore »

By: Sam Hockley-Smith / February 27, 2013 - 3:26 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 studio product for your consumption. It’s a 7″ called “Distorted Cymbals,” and while the sheet metal itself isn’t all that distorted, the bass and guitars are overdriven and lock i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 9, 2011 - 3:02 pm

Under The Influence: Deafheaven Roads To Judah

Deafheaven’s Roads To Judah came up a few times in the comments of my Top 26 Metal Albums Of 2011 So Far. With reason. The San Francisco group’s gorgeous 4-song, 38-minute full-length debut blends pretty Godspeed shoegaze and urban West Coast black metal shredding into epic dispatches of cascading romantic agonizing bolstered by hardcore fist… More »

By: brandon / July 6, 2011 - 12:09 pm

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, multi-textured, black metal and folk-inflected Wind’s Poem (out 8/18 on P.W. Elverum & Sun) feels like the true heir to The Glow Pt. 2 and No Flashlight. As Elverum put… More »

By: brandon / June 24, 2009 - 11:19 am