Tag Archives: Neutral Milk Hotel

Video: Jeff Mangum live acoustic at #OccupyWallStreet

The revered, ex-reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel front man surprised Occupy Wall Street protesters in NYC last night by showing up with an acoustic guitar and playing an 8-song set heavy on In the Aeroplane Over the Sea songs. Full set:

1 “Themselves” (Minutemen cover)
2 “Holland, 1945″
3 “Ghost”
4 “Song Against Sex”
5 “Two-Headed Boy Part 2″
6 “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea”
7 “The King of Carrot Flowers Part 1″
8 “Oh Comely”

Box Set Mania: Neutral Milk Hotel, The Beach Boys

I love Spotify more than I love myself but I still can appreciate these:

Personally, I’m going to buy the $6,000 set that includes a surf board.

And then we have a Neutral Milk Hotel boxed set:

Or maybe you’re going to get this one instead? Continue reading

Recently free music: Obviouslies, Branden Barnett

More and more bands are making their music free or “name your own price” on Bandcamp. This past week, Nick Schuld’s band Obviouslies made its album, Pinky, and two digital 7-inches available for whatever you want:

And Branden Barnett of Ghost Shirt posted a new freebie single from his upcoming solo record, along with a Neutral Milk Hotel cover:

I’m sure there are other Columbus albums & singles recently posted and/or made free on Bandcamp. Feel free to post ’em in the comments.

Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes) Covers Neutral Milk Hotel, Opening Joanna Newsom Tour

Robin Pecknold

MP3: Two Headed Boy

Fleet Foxes’ singer Robin Pecknold is opening the short but sweet Joanna Newsom tour, which includes a stop in Columbus.

On tour:

03-28 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
03-29 Columbus, OH – Southern Theatre
03-30 Cincinnati, OH – MusicNow Festival
03-31 Bloomington, IN – Buskirk-Chumley Theatre
04-02 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
04-03 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

Above is a live cover of Robin covering Neutral Milk Hotel for your downloading pleasure. More details about where the cover comes from here.

(Photo by Sound on the Sound)

Jeff Mangum Played at Columbus Elephant 6 Show

Reports from our message board about last night’s Wexner Center show:

So I stood about a foot away from Jeff Mangum’s right elbow as he played Engine to end the E6 Holiday Surprise tour with Julian Koster on singing saw. Anybody who knows anything about Jeff Mangum knows what a momentous occasion this was. Truly, ridiculously, unbelievably unreal. The show itself was what one would expect from the most positive traveling commune on the planet- loud and quiet, disasterously beautiful music.

Video evidence: