Buzz around the Microphones’ return started when Elverum performed the first Microphones show since 2003 last year. But it looks like he’s ready to drop more music under the moniker.
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Entitled Microphones in 2020, the record won’t be a collection of track. Instead, it will be “made entirely of one, 44-minute song,” which he worked on between May 2019 and May 2020.
“I used to call my recordings a different name. A small clump of albums from 1997-2002 were called ‘the Microphones,’ including some popular ones,” Elverum said in a statement (via Stereogum). “But the essence of this project has never really changed: me exploring autobiographically in sound and words with occasional loose participation from friends. The name it has been called has never mattered much to me.”
He also shared a teaser to the record, which you can listen to below.
Prior to its release, the Microphones will share a short film on Aug. 6 at 1pm EST/10am PST that will compliment the new LP, which is some type of lyric video slideshow. You will be able to watch it here.
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