Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

The Microphones

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

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 in December 2007, he began selling a new 7” single by the Microphones (“Don’t Smoke” / “Get Off The Internet”) on his website and at concerts, suggesting that the project is not yet over. Microphones members/collaborators include Karl Blau, Dennis Driscoll, Kyle Field aka Little Wings, Mirah, Khaela Maricich aka The Blow, Adrian Orange aka Thanksgiving, Adam Forkner and K Records’ founder, Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening and The Halo Benders.

Videos

Top Albums

Listening Trend

373,560listeners all time
10,501,530scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.