Phil Elverum has shared the details of an expansive, career-spanning Microphones box set. The 10xLP set, titled The Microphones – completely everything, 1996 – 2021, will include all seven official Microphones albums, download codes for 74GB worth of digital material (including the complete discography, early cassettes, unreleased outtakes, live recordings, and stems), plus a 107-page book featuring never-before-seen photos, notebook pages, artworks, and detailed notes. There’s also a “special fancy little decorative sash garlanding the top of the box, silver foil stamped and delicate.” Watch a trailer for the release below.
On his website, Elverum suggests that completely everything will mark the end of the Microphones project. “Here you can buy everything from the Microphones contained in a humongous box,” he wrote. “This is final. To commemorate and tombstone 25 years of this intermittently-awake recording project, we made this chunk. It’s a 10 pounder, lift with your legs.” The box set, which ships out in February, will be a limited-edition, one-time run, and will not be re-pressed. You can pre-order it here.
The Microphones’ last album was Microphones in 2020.