Phil Elverum streaming the first Microphones album in 17 years with new short film
UPDATE (8/7): The album is out now and you can also read our interview with Phil.
Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie, The Microphones) is officially releasing his first album under the name The Microphones, Microphones in 2020, on Friday (8/7) via his own P.W. Elverum & Sun label, but first you can hear the whole thing as part of a just-released accompanying short film. The album is one 44-minute song, and in it, Phil muses on the very idea of being "The Microphones," a name he retired in 2003, which -- although he has continued to release many beloved albums as Mount Eerie -- still holds a special place in many fans' hearts.
"There is too much focus on the title of a thing," Phil told us in an interview that we'll be publishing on Friday (update: read here). "Ideally, we can just make stuff without a title for it and without an identity for it. Things can just rest on their own merit, but that's too idealistic [laughs] and impossible."
Watch and listen to the new album/short film at the P.W. Elverum & Sun YouTube.