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Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum is Funnier Than You Think

Independent musicians are often thought of as self-serious crybabies, holding their craft to the highest imaginable standards and scoffing at anything resembling fun. Often, that's not the case, however, as many musicians moonlight with comedic output. From follow-worthy Twitter accounts to viral videos and other projects, we're here to point out some of the best secret comedians in the world of independent music.

To the untrained eye and ear, Phil Elverum may come across like an incredibly serious dude. The Anacortes, Wash. based musician has built a career making experimental rock music under the monikers The Microphones and Mount Eerie, among others. Associated with Calvin Johnson's K Records label [...]