Microphones was Phil Elvrum’s longtime musical platform, and calling card, prior to changing the name to Mt. Eerie in late 2004. Experimental and lo-fi brilliance.
While programming this week’s SIRIUS show, The Glow’s “I Want Wind To Blow” practically jumped off the playlist, begging to be associated with the former. Though entirely separate…it’s as if the two were somehow connected. Or maybe the tracks just fit really well together and the vicodin I’d eaten had just taken effect. Ah well, anyway, if you’re not familiar with the Microphones work now is a fine time to get hip, and if you haven’t heard The Glow, Pt. 2 in awhile, it’s a fine time to get reacquainted with Phil Elvrum’s opus.