Phil Elverum Bio, Biography
|Phil Elverum was born in 26 May 1978 and is currently 40 years old as of 2018. He is an American, Anacortes, Washington-based songwriter, producer and visual artist, best known for his musical projects The Microphones and Mount Eerie. In the mid-2000s, he began to spell his surname Elvrum as “Elverum”, after the Norwegian town of the same name.
On July 26, 2018, it was reported that Elverum married actress Michelle Williams earlier in the month, July 2018, in “a secret ceremony in the Adirondacks, witnessed by only a handful of friends and their two daughters
|Born||26 May 1978|
|Age||40 Years old as of 2018|
|Genres||Indie rock, folk, experimental, electronic|
|Instruments||vocals, guitars, bass, organ, piano, alpenhorn, drums, percussion, flute|
|Associated acts||The Microphones
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|Net Worth||$ 850,000|
Phil Elverum Music Career
Elverum is best known for having recorded and explicitly performed under the band names The Microphones (1996– 2003) and Mount Eerie (2003– present). The Believer portrayed his work as “delicately sparse or layered and noisy, often in the same song. Lyrically, he focuses on memory, first-person storytelling, myth, naturalism, the everyday as sacred, and sense of place (in and out of Washington State)”. Elverum uses mostly analog recording equipment and regularly works in his studio spaces, where he has the time and flexibility to explore different sounds. He currently records at a neglected church in Anacortes, WA called “The Unknown.”
In 2004, Elverum established the label P. W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd through which he has released records by Mount Eerie and The Microphones, as well as The Spectacle, Thanksgiving, Woelv, Nicholas Krgovich, Key Losers and Wyrd Visions. Before this, he was firmly connected to K Records and the Olympia, Washington music scene, where he produced recordings by Mirah, Little Wings, Beat Happening, The Blow, and others.
Elverum is additionally an intermittent individual from the Anacortes band D+ with Karl Blau and Bret Lunsford. His music impacts incorporate Eric’s Trip, Will Oldham, Björk, Nirvana, Popol Vuh, Sunn O))), and Angelo Badalamenti.
Phil Elverum Artwork and Photography
Elverum is also known for his artwork and photography. During his early career, he produced some fanzines and song booklets which he sold in his tours. Since establishing P.W. Elverum & Sun, Ltd., he began to experiment with letterpress printing and other elaborate packaging ideas for his releases. He published a hardcover book of film photography with a picture disc EP titled Mount Eerie pts. 6 & 7 in 2007, followed by Dust, a book of digital photography bound in stamped linen in 2014.
Elverum created a 365-day comic calendar titled Fancy People Adventures, which was later syndicated by music website Tiny Mix Tapes in 2005. In late 2008 Buenaventura Press published Dawn, a book and CD of journal entries and songs from winter 2002/03, during which Elverum lived in a remote cabin in Finnkonevika, Kjerringøy, Norway.
Elverum has also experimented with filmmaking, producing background visuals for his shows (released as a limited edition DVD entitled Fog Movies) and directing a promotional video for the 2012 Mount Eerie song ‘The Place Lives.’
Phil Elverum Geneviève Castrée
He had a baby, daughter, in early 2015 with his late wife, Geneviève Castrée, a Canadian artist and musician who he had married in 2003. Four months after the birth of the daughter, his wife was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer that was advanced and inoperable. After running out of funds to pay for Geneviève’s cancer treatments the two turned to the world and asked for their support through the way of a GoFundMe page. On July 9, 2016, Geneviève died in the company of her husband and parents.
Phil Elverum Michelle Williams
Vanity Fair magazine reported on July 26, 2018 that Elverum married actress Michelle Williams earlier in the month, July 2018, in “a secret ceremony in the Adirondacks, witnessed by only a handful of friends and their two daughters.
In Social Media – Twitter
the michelle williams/phil elverum news has got me crying at my desk pic.twitter.com/meBo6eOEN0
— moby thicc (@handronicus) July 26, 2018
Phil Elverum marrying Michelle Williams is the good version of Grimes dating Elon Musk
— Shart Vandelay (@BasedKael) July 26, 2018
Phil Elverum and Michelle Williams is exactly what we needed to never think about Grimes and Elon Musk again
— Anthony Smith (@AnthonyBLSmith) July 26, 2018