Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie, The Microphones) Talks with Mirah on the Talkhouse Podcast

The longtime friends and collaborators talk the magic of Olympia, WA in the late 90s, their brand new releases, and much more.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary deluxe reissue of Mirah’s iconic debut You Think It’s Like This But Really It’s Like This as well the surprise return of The Microphones with The Microphones in 2020, today’s show pairs Phil Elverum (also of Mount Eerie) and Mirah in conversation.

The dear old friends and collaborators share memories — and explore the act of remembering — in this touching, often very funny talk. Stay tuned for insights into the incredible Olympia, WA music scene of the late ’90s/early ’00s; why Phil is recording as The Microphones again; and metaphorically — as well as literally — carrying your trash around with you.

Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including Bob Mould with Bully‘s Alicia Bognanno, Deerhoof with Wadada Leo Smith, and Mac DeMarco with Dayglow.
—Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer

For this week’s episode, everyone you hear recorded themself at their #stayhome studios. Our producer is Mark Yoshizumi.

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Photo Credits: left, Geneviève Elverum; right, Meghan Marin; Edited by Keenan Kush.

Talkhouse curates musicians, actors, filmmakers, and others in their respective fields to speak one-on-one with their peers via the Talkhouse Podcast and Talkhouse Live events. The Talkhouse Podcast offers listeners a unique insight into the creative work of creators across all genres and generations. Subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes.