Best reissues of 2013: Microphones
The coolest reissues this year have to be the vinyl releases of five albums by Phil Elverum’s the Microphones. And the star of the reissues is The Glow Pt. 2, the best known Microphones album (originally released in 2001).
Like another Elverum moniker, Mount Eerie, the Microphones was a solo act with rotating musicians. While Elverum has made great music performing as Mount Eerie, The Glow Pt. 2 may be his masterpiece. It was Hot, We Stayed in the Water, is another excellent release. Those two albums and three others, Song Islands, Don’t Wake Me Up and Mount Eerie (out August 20) can be ordered as a bundle on Elverum’s website if you want to buy all five.