History Music / NeutralMilkHotel

22nd Jun '16 4:21:35 AM gewunomox
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Hints of reunions have circulated around over the past years, but nothing definite as to whether or not they'd truly get back together. Finally, in 2013 the full band was reunited, if only for a tour. As of yet, there's no information on possible new records. ArcadeFire said that they signed to Merge Records because it was Neutral Milk Hotel's record label. Because of this, the two bands are constantly compared. In contrast, Jeremy Barnes' other band, Music/AHawkAndAHacksaw, is so wildly different from his work with NMH that the two are rarely compared.

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Hints of reunions have circulated around over the past years, but nothing definite as to whether or not they'd truly get back together. Finally, in 2013 the full band was reunited, if only for a tour. As of yet, there's no information on possible new records. ArcadeFire Music/ArcadeFire said that they signed to Merge Records because it was Neutral Milk Hotel's record label. Because of this, the two bands are constantly compared. In contrast, Jeremy Barnes' other band, Music/AHawkAndAHacksaw, is so wildly different from his work with NMH that the two are rarely compared.
22nd Jun '16 4:11:14 AM gewunomox
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Jeff Mangum formed a band called Synthetic Flying Machine with high school friends Will Cullen Hart and Bill Doss in the late 1980s. Though the band never fully got much recognition, they stayed together for a couple of years, eventually changing their name to The Olivia Tremor Control. Mangum soon got the desire to do some experimentation with a separate project and that's where NeutralMilkHotel was born.

After leaving The Olivia Tremor Control, Mangum started putting more work into NeutralMilkHotel and in 1996 their first album, ''Music/OnAveryIsland'' was released. Though critically praised, this album is -- [[BrokenBase perhaps rather unfairly]] -- not nearly as remembered as their CultClassic that would be released next.

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Jeff Mangum formed a band called Synthetic Flying Machine with high school friends Will Cullen Hart and Bill Doss in the late 1980s. Though the band never fully got much recognition, they stayed together for a couple of years, eventually changing their name to The Olivia Tremor Control. Mangum soon got the desire to do some experimentation with a separate project and that's where NeutralMilkHotel Neutral Milk Hotel was born.

After leaving The Olivia Tremor Control, Mangum started putting more work into NeutralMilkHotel Neutral Milk Hotel and in 1996 their first album, ''Music/OnAveryIsland'' was released. Though critically praised, this album is -- [[BrokenBase perhaps rather unfairly]] -- not nearly as remembered as their CultClassic that would be released next.
25th Mar '16 4:26:34 AM Tazmily
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** "Song Against Sex" opens with Jeff and Robert Schneider talking.
8th Feb '16 11:53:26 PM Hugpocalypse
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After leaving The Olivia Tremor Control, Mangum started putting more work into NeutralMilkHotel and in 1996 their first album, ''On Avery Island'' was released. Though critically praised, this album is -- [[BrokenBase perhaps rather unfairly]] -- not nearly as remembered as their CultClassic that would be released next.

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After leaving The Olivia Tremor Control, Mangum started putting more work into NeutralMilkHotel and in 1996 their first album, ''On Avery Island'' ''Music/OnAveryIsland'' was released. Though critically praised, this album is -- [[BrokenBase perhaps rather unfairly]] -- not nearly as remembered as their CultClassic that would be released next.
24th Jan '16 10:16:43 AM aye_amber
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* [[ThreeChordsandtheTruth Three Chords and the Truth]]: The band is known for using simple guitar chord progressions, with songs that have only three or four chords ("King of Carrot Flowers Pts. 1-3," "Ghost," "Oh Comely," and "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" just to name a few ) and one song with only one chord ("Rubby Bulbs").

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* [[ThreeChordsandtheTruth Three Chords and the Truth]]: ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: The band is known for using simple guitar chord progressions, with songs that have only three or four chords ("King of Carrot Flowers Pts. 1-3," "Ghost," "Oh Comely," and "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" just to name a few ) and one song with only one chord ("Rubby Bulbs").
24th Dec '15 5:33:08 AM Morgenthaler
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'''Neutral Milk Hotel''' are a highly influential indie rock band that consisted of Jeff Mangum (vocals, guitar), Scott Spillane (horns), Jeremy Barnes (drums), and Julian Koster (multiple instruments). Along with ''Music/TheOliviaTremorControl'' and ''Music/TheApplesInStereo'', one of the three main bands forming {{Elephant 6}}'s first wave.

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'''Neutral Milk Hotel''' are a highly influential indie rock band that consisted of Jeff Mangum (vocals, guitar), Scott Spillane (horns), Jeremy Barnes (drums), and Julian Koster (multiple instruments). Along with ''Music/TheOliviaTremorControl'' and ''Music/TheApplesInStereo'', one of the three main bands forming {{Elephant Music/{{Elephant 6}}'s first wave.



* RetroUniverse: Like the rest of {{Elephant 6}}, NHM is very [[TheSixties Sixties]] inspired. ''...Aeroplane'' in particular refernces WW2 in its lyrics.

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* RetroUniverse: Like the rest of {{Elephant Music/{{Elephant 6}}, NHM is very [[TheSixties Sixties]] inspired. ''...Aeroplane'' in particular refernces WW2 in its lyrics.
13th Dec '15 11:26:13 AM missmoon
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* CreatorBreakdown: One of the most notable in the indie rock world, Jeff Mangum suffered a pretty serious nervous breakdown which he credited to the unfulfilled hope that his music could help the people he cared about who were suffering (namely the individuals whose stories inspired ''In the Aeroplane over the Sea'', and in the same vein Anne Frank). He stopped playing live for nearly a decade and has only recorded a small handful of songs since.



* ReclusiveArtist: Mangum remained out of the limelight for ten years. In 2009, he began making live appearances again, usually sitting in with his friends' bands or playing solo gigs for charity.



* TrueArtIsAngsty / TrueArtIsIncomprehensible
8th Dec '15 8:08:07 PM BadSplice
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* IdenticalStranger: People note how much Jeff looks like Creator/WesAnderson. [[http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/archive/2008/02/1_123125_2066611_2180690_2184208_080226_mb_magnum.jpg.CROP.original-original.jpg Compare]] [[http://www.voidlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Wes.jpg the two.]]
6th Nov '15 1:30:20 AM Hugpocalypse
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* SpiritualSuccessor: While Music/ArcadeFire is the most immediately discussed candidate, their work after ''Funeral'' became progressively further from their NMH influence. Commonly discussed successors in [[ImageBoards certain communities that idolize Neutral Milk Hotel]] include The Microphones (specifically his album ''The Glow, pt. 2''), [[AllLowercaseLetters joordan mason and the horse museum]], and Seamonster.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: While Music/ArcadeFire is the most immediately discussed candidate, their work after ''Funeral'' became progressively further from their NMH influence. Commonly discussed successors in [[ImageBoards certain communities that idolize Neutral Milk Hotel]] include The Microphones Phil Elverum (specifically his album ''The Glow, pt. 2''), ''Music/TheGlowPt2''), [[AllLowercaseLetters joordan mason and the horse museum]], and Seamonster.
1st Oct '15 2:59:44 AM beergood
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* GriefSong: Much of ''In The Aeroplane Over The Sea''.


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* StudioChatter:
** At the end of "Oh Comely", backup guitarist Robert Schneider can be heard yelling "HOLY SHIT!" Given that they'd just nailed the 8-minute song in the first take, who can blame him?
** "Two-Headed Boy, Part II" ends with Mangum putting down his guitar and walking out of the studio.
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