Neutral Milk Hotel – 2014 Concert Schedule
One of the most obscure bands on the indie scene is reuniting
for a much-anticipated tour. This self-described "fuzz-rock" band has been largely absent from the music scene, but they have
a number of tour dates set in 2014, much to the delight of their longtime fans. To see your favorite songs performed from
the beloved In the Aeroplane Over the Sea album, visit StubHub today to get your Neutral Milk Hotel concert tickets. But don't
wait – these tickets are sure to sell out fast!
About Neutral Milk Hotel
Neutral Milk Hotel is an
indie rock band comprised of singer and guitarist Jeff Magnum, Scott Spillane, Jeremy Barnes, and Julian Koster. The band
originally formed in the late 1980s, and their first release was their 1994 EP Everything Is, which was just a short collection
of songs. They made their official live debut as a band on April 28, 1996 at Brownie's in New York, and then set out on a
Neutral Milk Hotel first began as a recording project for singer Jeff Magnum. He recorded various demo cassettes,
including Invent Yourself a Shortcake, Beauty, and Hype City Soundtrack. His later demo Synthetic Flying Machinewas eventually
featured on In the Aeroplane Over the Sea as the track "The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 3." During the time Magnum was working
on these demos, he couch-surfed and was a bit of a drifter, not maintaining a stable job or living situation.Neutral Milk
Hotel's first full-length album was On Avery Island, and marks the time when their lineup was solidified.
With the release
of their 1998 album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel went on to receive critical acclaim, although the album
was not initially commercially successful.. The album was said to have been inspired by the story of Holocaust victim Anne
Frank. During performances, Magnum explained that some of the songs were based on vivid dreams he had about a Jewish family
during World War II. The album has since sold over 300,000 copies, and was the sixth best-selling vinyl album in 2008. Unfortunately,
the band disbanded in 1999 when lead singer Jeff Magnum had a nervous breakdown due to the pressure of touring and dealing
with the press. However, in 2013, the band announced a reunion tour and they will continue playing throughout 2014.
the band's hiatus, the various band members remained active with side projects, and even lead singer Jeff Magnun was featured
on the track "I Have Been Floated" for The Olivia Tremor Control's album. Magnun also made appearances with Elf Power and
The Instruments, and the other members released new material during the brand's departure from the music scene. Julian Koster
began work on his experimental music and performance art project The Music Tapes, while Scott Spillane played with The Gerbils.
their career has been relatively short, this obscure lo-fi band has managed to influence a number of groups, including the
likes of Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Beirut, Franz Ferdinand, and the Decemberists. Their music has also been covered by many artists,
including Brand New, The Mountain Goats, Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Dresden Dolls, Kevin Devine, and The Flowers of Hell.
Milk Hotel's Breakthrough Album
Neutral Milk Hotel's 1998 album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea garnered nearly universal
critical acclaim throughout the indie music world. It was later listed in the January 2011 edition of Q magazine as one of
the top 250 albums of the past 25 years. The band toured small clubs for nearly an entire year to support the album, including
some European performances. The legendary album was the favorite of critics that year, ending up on many "top-10" and "best-of"
Neutral Milk Hotel Trivia
Did you know that Neutral Milk Hotel was referenced in the television
show Parks and Recreation?
In season 3 during the episode titled "Road Trip," characters April and Andy take part in
a pretend couples game show called "Know Ya Boo," where viewers find out that Andy's favorite band is Neutral Milk Hotel.
After remaining out of the public eye for so long, the elusive Neutral Milk Hotel is back. As
one of the most distinctive indie bands from the 90s, Neutral Milk Hotel is already playing to sold-out shows packed with
loyal fans who have waited years to see them perform again. With their passionate lyrics and eclectic instrumentation, it's
no wonder why this obscure band is so revered in the indie community. Whether you've been a fan from the beginning or their
music has only recently piqued your interest, anyone who appreciates indie music will be thrilled to see this performance.
To see this indie rock legend live in concert, be sure to visit StubHub today to get your Neutral Milk Hotel concert tickets.