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Circulatory System – “If You Think About It Now”

When Elephant Six psych-pop luminaries Olivia Tremor Control slowed down at the end of the ’90s, co-frontman Will Cullen Hart shifted his focus to a similarly inclined (and similarly awesome) project called Circulatory System, which released a stunning self-titled debut and a remix project called Inside Views in 2001. Another Circulatory System LP, Signal Morning,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 26, 2014 - 12:56 pm

Neutral Milk Hotel Reunite In Baltimore

Earlier tonight, Baltimore’s 2640 Space at St. John’s Church hosted the first U.S. Neutral Milk Hotel show in 15 years. Photography and video of the performance were not allowed, but tweets from some of the 500 or so fans in attendance relay that Jeff Mangum sported a beard and a sweater and opened with “Two… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 11, 2013 - 11:58 pm

Watch Jeff Mangum & Guy Picciotto Cover Tall Dwarfs

Last night, New York’s Le Poisson Rouge hosted a live-on-the-internet telethon from Strike Debt, an Occupy Wall Street-affiliated nonprofit that’s attempting to relieve regular people’s insane debt burdens. Plenty of musicians showed up to help out: TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Das Racist’s Kool A.D. But the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 16, 2012 - 11:41 am

Jeff Mangum, Guy Picciotto, Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo Join Forces For Occupy Wall St. Variety Show And Telethon

Telethons, as grand as their causes often are, have a justly earned reputation as endlessly boring televised sadness-holes. But an upcoming web-based telethon from Strike Debt, an Occupy Movement-affiliated nonprofit that works against soul-crushing personal debt, aims to change that. On 11/15, the organization will throw the People’s Bailout, a fundraising event at New York’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 8, 2012 - 12:11 pm

Watch The Weeknd, Snoop & Dre (& Holographic Tupac), Real Estate, Santigold, And Jeff Mangum Play Coachella 2012

Weekend one of Coachella is a wrap, and in the resulting detox from Sunday’s action, we’ve got a fresh batch of archived sets to point you towards. Now online are full sets from the Weeknd (his US debut), Santigold, Real Estate, and Dr. Dre and Snoop, which featured an unholy group of guests (Eminem, Kendrick… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 16, 2012 - 9:38 am

Jeff Mangum Adds West Coast Tour Dates

The presence of the former Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum is one of the real curveballs in this year’s Coachella lineup. All Tomorrow’s Parties events aside, the once-reclusive Mangum doesn’t really seem like a festival guy. But Neutral Milk Hotel fandom is a powerful thing, and if more people are watching Mangum, that probably… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 10, 2012 - 4:17 pm

Joanna Newsom, Magnetic Fields To Play Jeff Mangum’s Rescheduled ATP

Last month, we reported that the version of the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival that the formerly reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum was curating had been postponed from a planned December date to a weekend in March. The festival, which will now go down 3/9-11 in Minehead, England, now has a lineup, and the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 10, 2011 - 11:48 am

Jeff Mangum Announces 2012 Tour

Jeff Mangum, who has sort of been all over the place lately after years and years of silence, announced more tour dates through March of 2012 as well as details for the rescheduled UK ATP. Check out the dates down below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 7, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Rock Stars Occupy Wall Street: A Photo Diary

It’s a full-on revolution down at Occupy Wall Street right now; the contingent seems to be growing every day, with no sign that it will be relenting any time soon. People are pissed and enacting their democratic right, and there’s a lot to be said about that. The movement’s growing size has stoked a media… More »

By: Stereogum / October 25, 2011 - 3:37 pm

ATP Pushes Back Jeff Mangum-Curated Festival

Neutral Milk Hotel frontman and human unicorn Jeff Mangum is curating a future edition of the All Tomorrows Parties festival, but that edition just got pushed a little further into the future. The Mangum-curated fest was supposed to come to Minehead, England 12/2-4, and its bill included people like Panda Bear, Superchunk, and the Olivia… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 19, 2011 - 11:47 am

Neutral Milk Hotel – “You’ve Passed”

Not so reclusive, all of the sudden, are we? After a successful stint at ATP, Jeff Mangum is back to post another unreleased track on his webpage, as he’s done with the unreleased demos for “Engine” and “Little Birds.” For a guy that basically couldn’t be found for a decade, the recent period of activityMore »

By: Corban Goble / October 14, 2011 - 5:12 pm

Watch Jeff Mangum Play #OccupyWallStreet

Jeff Mangum surprised the Occupy Wall Street protestors late Tuesday night for an eight-song set of singalongs. I’m not sure if this makes up for the whole Radiohead hoax, but plenty of people were still excited to see the reclusive indie folk hero. Before you regard this as completely random, remember that Jeff was justMore »

By: Corban Goble / October 5, 2011 - 3:08 am

ATP NJ 2011 Friday: Jeff Mangum Makes People Cry

Though the location has changed, the community feel of the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival experience is still intact on New Jersey’s Asbury Park boardwalk. Though nothing can match the vibe and quarters of Kutsher’s — it was like the set of a B-movie horror flick where all festival attendees and participants boarded together — the… More »

By: Stereogum / October 1, 2011 - 2:04 pm

Neutral Milk Hotel – “Little Birds (Unfinished Version 2)”

Via his website, Jeff Mangum posted another Neutral Milk Hotel outtake for the post-Aeroplane song “Little Birds.” Listen to the track at the NMH website — the widget is a little tricky to find, but it’s a little horizontal bar down the right-hand side. A nice little build-up for the box set, which drops 11/22. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 16, 2011 - 12:42 pm

Neutral Milk Hotel – “Engine” (Unreleased Demo)

Today, Jeff Mangum threw an unreleased demo recording of “Engine” onto Neutral Milk Hotel’s new website. “Engine” first appeared as a B-side to the “Holland, 1945″ single (yep, it’s in the box set) but this version has never been released. Take a listen over at the NMH website. To play the song, look for the… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 2, 2011 - 2:59 pm

Neutral Milk Hotel Box Set Details

Well, here’s something awesome that we weren’t expecting: Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum, who is only now releasing from years of reclusion, has a new website, and he’s getting ready to drop a huge box set of everything Neutral Milk Hotel ever released, and then some. The vinyl-only box set, which he’s releasing 11/22,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 26, 2011 - 2:47 pm

Download Some New HQ Jeff Mangum Concert Recordings

The first four shows of Jeff Mangum’s big, inevitable, but still totally surprising tour are in the can, and you’re jealous you haven’t secured admission to one. Still, you’re not sure whether his voice has held up and if the chance to sing “Two-Headed Boy Pt. 2″ with a roomful of similarly obsessed sing-alongers really… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 18, 2011 - 2:36 pm

Jeff Mangum Announces More Tour Dates

This post is good news if by chance you didn’t see the legendarily reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel icon at last year’s Chris Knox benefit, or at that Buswhick loft a few months later. Or if by chance you didn’t get tickets to ATP Asbury Park or when more live dates were announced. Or even if… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 20, 2011 - 4:11 pm

Jeff Mangum Tix On Sale For $5,600

If you’ve got an extra $5,600 laying around that you didn’t blow on LCD Soundsystem seats, then you could get a pair of tickets to Jeff Mangum’s show at Sanders Theatre inside Harvard University. The tickets for the sold-out September show originally went for $35 dollars, so $5,600 is 160x the original asking price. Not… More »

By: jessica / June 6, 2011 - 3:19 pm

Watch Parks & Rec’s Neutral Milk Hotel Joke

No, Aziz didn’t tell it.

And so it was that 2.6 Nielsen-ratings-worth of 18-49-year-olds became at least as proficient at answering “Who Is Jeff Mangum?” as “Who Are The Beatles?

(Followup NMH joke around 9:35 for those wanting more Mangum humor; H/T NYT)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 13, 2011 - 2:10 pm
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