Episode 13: The Microphones

“I Want Wind to Blow”


Phil Elverum released the album The Glow, Pt 2 on K Records. Pitchfork named it the best album of the year. In this episode, Phil recounts how he created the first song on the record at Dub Narcotic Studio. He spoke with me from his home in Anacortes, Washington, about his love of being alone in the studio, evoking nature through music, and where the name The Microphones comes from. Plus a few words from Calvin Johnson, the founder of K Records.

Buy “I Want Wind to Blow” on Amazon MP3 here. Phil Elverum’s website is pwelverumandsun.com, where you can buy the album The Glow, Pt 2 on CD, or on vinyl as a double LP.

Here’s the original recording chart for this track (as described by Phil Elverum in the episode).


For a transcript of this episode, click here.

The recording of the Thunderclouds playing “Don’t Worry Baby” by the Beach Boys is from The Microphones album Blood.