Phil Elverum





Phil Elverum

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in Anacortes, Washington, The United States
May 26, 1978

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Phil Elverum is Mount Eerie. The 34 year-old multi-instrumentalist has played in other bands, and worked as a producer, but remains best known for this solo project, which began under the name the Microphones in 1997. In 2003, he renamed the project Mount Eerie (and added an "e" to his last name, Elvrum) after returning from a trip to Norway, where he lived alone in a remote cabin for a winter. "Mount Eerie" specifically refers to the mountain on Fidalgo Island, an island an hour and change north of Seattle where you’ll also find Elverum’s lifelong Anacortes, Washington hometown.

To date, his most critically acclaimed (and popular) album is the Microphones’ 2001 epic The Glow Pt. 2. The first official Mount Eerie album—following the Micropho
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There is an episode of “de Canvasconnectie“ (Belgian public TV show) about Mount Eerie. It was fun and flattering to have them at my house and show them around Anacortes and to get to talk about all kinds of things.

You can watch it until May 3rd on their website here. (After that it will be not online anymore.)

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Published on April 26, 2015 15:36 • 4 views
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“Coming out of a dream or a book, the real world is such a deceptive and essentially miserable place.”
Phil Elverum, Dawn

“I only had two real tasks [while in Norway]: gathering dead trees to burn from the surrounding small forest and getting water from a hole in a frozen stream. The rest of the time I wandered around, obsessed over my life dramas, stared into space, read books, wrote letters, made up songs, went crazy and eventually snapped out of my misery and noticed the dawn”
Phil Elverum, Dawn



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