Phil Elvrum

Phil Elvrum

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Name = Phil Elvrum

Img_capt = Elvrum at the University of California, Los Angeles in May 2004. Photo by David Greenwald.
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Birth_name = Phil Elvrum
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Born = Birth date and age|1978|5|26|mf=y
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Genre = Indie rock
Occupation = Musician
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Associated_acts = The Microphones
Mount Eerie
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Phil Elverum (born Phil Elvrum May 26, 1978) is the sole permanent member of the Anacortes, Washington-based indie rock bands The Microphones and Mount Eerie.

Phil Elverum is known and noted for his manipulation of analog recording devices and unique recording approach. His records have a distinct, natural sound. Most of the Microphones catalog was recorded on a broken 16 track reel to reel tape machine while his recent material has been recorded on an 8 track reel to reel.

Elverum currently operates P. W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd., from which he sells records by Mount Eerie and the Microphones as well as Thanksgiving, Woelv and The Spectacle.

Phil Elverum used to drum for the Olympia, Washington-based band Old Time Relijun. He is also a founding member of the band D+, and has produced and engineered recordings for many other artists, including Beat Happening, Mirah, Little Wings, Karl Blau, and Jason Anderson.

Other work

In addition to his albums, Elverum has released a few self-published books. He is also a painter, and has provided the artwork for most of his albums and many t-shirts and posters sold during his tours.

Artists who have played with Elvrum

*Karl Blau
*Dennis Driscoll
*Explosions in the Sky
*Kyle Field of Little Wings
*Adam Forkner of Yume Bitsu and VVRSSNN
*Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening, Dub Narcotic Sound System and The Halo Benders
*Al Larsen
*Bret Lunsford
*Khaela Maricich of The Blow and Get the Hell Out of the Way of the Volcano
*Frontier Ruckus
*Justyn Pogue
*Jason Anderson aka "Wolf Colonel"
*Geneviève Castrée of Woelv
*Adrian Orange of Thanksgiving
*Arrington de Dionyso of Old Time Relijun
*International Falls
*The Poison Dart
*Aaron Hartman
*Old Time Relijun
*Slow Dance Fast
*Lions & Eagles
*The Moools
*Julie Doiron


External links

* [ The Microphones / Mount Eerie official K Records website]
* [ K Records]
* [ KNW-YR-OWN Records]
* [ P.W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd.] (Elverum's own label)
* [ Department of Safety]
* [ Coming in Second Records]
* [ Up Records]
* [ Mt. Eerie Preservation Society: Comprehensive Fansite]

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