Really sad news to report today. Artist and very young mother Geneviève Castrée Elverum, Phil Elverum’s wife (Mount Eeerie, The Microphones) has died from pancreatic cancer. She recorded music under the Woelv and Ô Paon monikers. The following is her husband’s statement from their GoFundMe page:
‘Geneviève died today at 1pm. She was truly driven to work and stay living right up to the last minute, insisting on getting up and going to work in her studio way beyond when many would have surrendered to rest.
Last night and this morning she declined quickly and receded into her own eyes as her body vetoed her wishes, her lungs filling with fluid. She died at home with me and her parents holding her, hopefully having reached some last minute peace.
It’s all very sad and surreal. So much is left unfinished for her. She was a firehose of brilliant ideas that never turned off. We loved her and everything is weird now.
Thank you for all the money, all the support and love.’