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Album Of The Week: The Microphones Microphones In 2020

"I will never stop singing this song," Phil Elverum intones in his signature trembling singsong narration. "It goes on forever." Less charitable listeners might spotlight…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2020 - 11:46 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
Sam Hockley-Smith | February 27, 2013 - 3:26 pm

Haunting The Chapel

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…
Brandon Stosuy | July 6, 2011 - 12:09 pm

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Stream The Microphones’ New Album Microphones In 2020

Phil Elverum is returning to his beloved Microphones moniker for Microphones In 2020, a new album that consists entirely of one 44-minute track. As our…
Peter Helman | August 6, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Phil Elverum Announces New Microphones Album Consisting Of One Long Song

Last year, Phil Elverum played a show under the name the Microphones for the first time since 2003, when he started recording as Mount Eerie.
Peter Helman | June 16, 2020 - 11:28 am

Watch The Microphones Play “The Glow, Pt. 2″ At What The Heck Fest

Over the weekend, Phil Elverum performed as the Microphones for the first time since 2003 at What The Heck Fest, a show that Elverum set…
James Rettig | July 22, 2019 - 9:13 am

Phil Elverum Announces First Microphones Show Since 2003

Way back in 1996, Phil Elverum started the Microphones, an indie rock band that was really more of a solo project than everything. (It was…
Tom Breihan | June 11, 2019 - 10:52 am

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

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

Stream Cameron Boucher Some Covers

Sorority Noise's Cameron Boucher has released a collection of cover songs called Some Covers. Most of these are home-recorded affairs and bare-bones voice memos, but…
James Rettig | March 8, 2016 - 11:22 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

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
Miles Bowe | September 13, 2013 - 10:51 am

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

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