what is this website?
P.W. Elverum & Sun is the record label and publishing name for the various projects of Phil Elverum. It's not a real big company or anything, just a small name to get these objects out into the world. "Phil Elverum" is a person born in 1978 in Washington State. There's more of a promo blurb below.
information about your order
“HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?”
We don’t send out any kind of receipt or notification so don’t be alarmed when you don’t hear from us after ordering. We got your order and it’ll come. Domestic orders are shipped via Media Mail which takes a maximum of 8 business days. International orders are between 1 and 5 weeks usually. There is no tracking for regular domestic shipments, and international shipments can only be tracked until the package leaves the US. Mail orders are acceptable too. Write a letter and we'll sort it out the insanely slow way.
NOTE: If you are pre-ordering something and you include other items with the same purchase, we’ll default to holding the whole lot and shipping it all together when the pre-order is getting released. If you are pre-ordering and you need other things more immediately, it’s better to make a second order.
“HOW MUCH IS SHIPPING?”
It gets calculated once you add an item to your cart and enter your location. You will be able to see the shipping cost before actually paying.
“IS THAT REALLY THE PRICE OF SHIPPING INTERNATIONALLY?”
Yes. International postage is very expensive. Sorry. We are doing it the cheapest possible way. Also, shipping is calculated by weight and Paypal only allows for a few broad weight categories, so sometimes you’ll end up paying slightly more, and sometimes slightly less than the actual cost. Sometimes we lose money! In general, you get a better deal if you order more things.
“IS THERE ANYWHERE OUTSIDE THE US TO BUY THIS STUFF?”
Yes. Here is a list of stores that often stock our releases.
information for record stores
We are distributed to stores everywhere in the world by The Business Distribution.
Get in touch with them and work it out. They are the best.
information for publicity purposes
Here is a concise bio written in October 2020 by Emily Wirthlin:
Phil Elverum is an artist and human being from the Pacific Northwest town of Anacortes. His recordings, released variously as The Microphones and Mount Eerie, represent just a portion of his artistic output, which has ranged from running a label and co-organizing festivals to self-publishing books, photography, and painting. But it is for his stunningly original music that he is known best, from the earliest tape experiments of the ’90s to the immersive sound-diary of Microphones in 2020. Elverum has never shied from exploring the high mountain passes, finding new ways to sculpt with sound, and trying to communicate the momentary experience of being human as clearly as the water from freshly melted snow.
The mailing address is everywhere,
or, please don’t send a million, but if you need to you can send an email.