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The Microphones is the name of a project that Anacortes, WA's Phil Elvrum has headed since the late 90s. Its sound is best described as lo-fi "fuzz folk," ranging from drum-crashing, bass-thrashing sonic freakouts, strummy classical guitar love songs, angelic vocal choirs, and almost-whispered vocals over harmoniums and bell kits. In 2004, Elverum abandoned the "Microphones" name to begin recording as Mount Eerie. But…

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  • If so... better than NMH (x100) [3]
  • Neutral Milk Hotel, I suppose.
  • What kind of comparison is that?
  • better than NMH [2]
  • better than NMH
  • *noisy drums*
  • I suggest listening to all of his stuff. And keep listening to it until you like it. Also, don't neglect Don't Wake Me Up and Song Islands.
  • Well, what did you try and not like? That bit's important to know. Clear Moon is pretty accessible, but maybe that's not what you're looking for.
  • @oblivionjustice try his other project mount eerie's "no flashlight" maybe
  • I love The Glow, Pt. 2, but I just can't seem to get into Phil's other stuff. Any suggestions?

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