Neutral Milk Hotel

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Neutral Milk Hotel is an American indie rock band. They started in 1989. They were formed by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jeff Mangum. He was the only member at first. Then Robert Schneider joined the band for its first album, On Avery Island. It was released on Merge Records. After On Avery Island was released, Julian Koster, Scott Spillane and Jeremy Barnes joined the band. They then released an album called In the Aeroplane Over the Sea in 1998. Pitchfork scored their second album 10/10 when it was released again in 2005.[1] In 2009, Amazon.com's editors put In the Aeroplane Over the Sea at number two on their list of "The 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All Time".[2] On December 11, 2011, the band released their first release since 1998. It was an EP called Ferris Wheel on Fire.

Albums[change | change source]

Demos

  • Invent Yourself a Shortcake (1991)
  • Beauty (1992)
  • Hype City Soundtrack (1993)
  • Shannon's Monroe House Demos (1994)
  • Unreleased Demo #1 (1993–1995)
  • Unreleased Demo #2 (1994)

Studio albums

EPs

Singles

  • Everything Is (single) (1994)
  • Little Birds (2011)
  • You've Passed / Where You'll Find Me Now (2011)

Pop culture[change | change source]

In Will Grayson, Will Grayson, a 2010 novel by John Green and David Levithan, Will Grayson 1 is a Neutral Milk Hotel fan.

Oh Comely magazine is a named after the song of the same name on In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Neutral Milk Hotel: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea". Pitchfork.
  2. "Amazon.com MP3 Downloads: 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All Time". www.amazon.com.
  3. "Oh Comely - the Stack interview". STACK magazines.

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