Phil Elverum on Breaking Nostalgia and Defying Streaming Services

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Anacortes, WA native, Phil Elverum talks about how he tried to break nostalgia by creating a one-track, 45-minute album under his old stage name, The Microphones.


 
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Anacortes, WA native, Phil Elverum talks about how he tried to break nostalgia by creating a one-track, 45-minute album under his old stage name, The Microphones.  

"I wanted to get at what The Microphones was,” Elverum says.  

Elverum also talks about maintaining his DIY and indie approach to music-making and defying the streaming era model of money-making by releasing such a long song and avoiding streaming services altogether. 

“It’s maybe an act of protest in a way,” Elverum says. “Songs are getting shorter, people’s attention spans are getting whittled away. I don’t feel great about that and I want to maybe push in the other direction.”

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