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Neutral Milk Hotel

Neutral Milk Hotel was an American indie rock band formed in Ruston, Louisiana by singer, guitarist, and songwriter Jeff Mangum in the late 1980s. The band is noted for its experimental sound, abstract lyrics and eclectic instrumentation.

The first release under the Neutral Milk Hotel moniker was the 1994 EP Everything Is, a short collection of tracks featuring Mangum. On the band's full-length debut album On Avery Island, which followed shortly thereafter, Mangum was joined by childhood friend and Apples in Stereo frontman Robert Schneider, who contributed production and instrumentation. Upon the album's release, the full band was formed and extensive touring began.

Neutral Milk Hotel released In the Aeroplane Over the Sea in 1998, which became their best-known and most critically acclaimed album. Although the album did not meet commercial success at the time of release, it has gone on to sell over 300,000 copies and received critical acclaim from several publications, including Pitchfork Media, Magnet Magazine, AllMusic, and The Pazz & Jop poll. Despite growing popularity, the group disbanded in 1999 after Mangum became disenchanted with touring and the music press, later having a nervous breakdown.

Neutral Milk Hotel is a part of the Elephant 6 Recording Company. The band was one of Elephant 6's three first projects, alongside The Apples in Stereo and The Olivia Tremor Control.

On April 29, 2013, the band announced a reunion tour for the fall of 2013 with the lineup that played on In the Aeroplane Over the Sea via their record label's website.

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Genres indie rock rock lo-fi folk rock alternative rock
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Top release On Avery Island

Albums

  1. Invent Yourself a Shortcake
    1991
  2. Beauty
    1992
  3. Hype City Soundtrack
    1993
  4. 7.0
    On Avery Island
    1996
  5. 6.5
    In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
    1998

Other releases

  1. Everything Is
    1995
  2. Holland, 1945
    1998
  3. [unreleased demo #2]
    2004
  4. When It All Caved In
    2007
  5. Neutral Milk Hotel Box Set
    2011
  6. You’ve Passed / Where You’ll Find Me Now
    2011
  7. Ferris Wheel on Fire
    2011
  8. Little Birds
    2014