American songwriter, producer, and visual artist who is known for being a member of the bands The Microphones and Mount Eerie. He is also known for his photography and artwork and released a limited run of zines which he sold during The Microphones tour.
He first formed The Microphones in 1996. He then went on to form Mount Eerie in 2003. In 2004, he established the label P.W. Elverum & Sun Ltd.
He is known for his producing and has worked on albums for Mirah, Little Wings, Beat Happening, and The Blow.
He married Canadian artist Genevieve Castree in 2003. In 2015, she was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer. After she passed away, he married Michelle Williams in 2018.
He has listed his musical influences as Angelo Badalamenti.