The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley’s independent, student-run rag, recently gave its seal of approval to The Microphones’ The Microphones In 2020. According to the paper, “what Phil Elverum seems to appreciate is that it is not a sin to be boring or unremarkable, and he celebrates mundanity and absurdity at every opportunity. He waxes poetic about matinees, recording equipment and diving into lakes; the world Elverum creates is a dreary one, made compelling by its own quotidian minutiae.” The site continues, “Microphones in 2020 is hard to parse. Its nature defies dissection, a singular song difficult to accurately split into pieces. It is so personal, so intimate and yet so insufferably distant. It is repetitive, cyclic, yet serene and beautiful.”
Read the full review here, and spin “The Microphones in 2020” at the very next possible moment.