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R.E.M., Neutral Milk Hotel, Britt Daniel, Kathleen Hanna & More Endorse Net Neutrality In Open Letter To FCC

In two days, the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a number of sweeping internet regulations, which will regulate internet service providers as public utilities. They’ll also set standards on connection speed and pricing, and they’ll generally prevent internet users from being at the mercy of internet service providers. The measures are expected… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2015 - 9:16 am

The Colbert Report Says Goodbye With An All-Star Serenade & Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Holland, 1945″

Last night, Stephen Colbert ended his incredible nine-year run as host of The Colbert Report, airing his final episode. In the show’s last-ever segment, Colbert brought a vast and head-spinning array of celebrity guests to the stage, and they all teamed up to sing the 1939 standard “We’ll Meet Again.” (It’s the same song that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 8:47 am

Neutral Milk Hotel Announce “Last Tour For The Forseeable Future”

The Neutral Milk Hotel reunion tour has been a glorious thing to behold, regardless of how you feel about their no-cameras policy. (And yes, having witnessed the full-band spectacle at Coachella and in Columbus this year, I must sheepishly admit that it was even better than Jeff Mangum’s hair-raising solo gigs; The Edge, however, remainsMore »

By: Chris DeVille / December 10, 2014 - 1:04 pm

R.E.M., Neutral Milk Hotel, of Montreal Donate Items To Crowdfund Athens Steeple Restoration

R.E.M., Neutral Milk Hotel, and of Montreal are donating to the restoration of the St. Mary’s Church steeple in Athens, Georgia. The steeple was once attached to the church in which R.E.M. played their first show in 1980. The church is no longer a performance space and has been mostly torn down, but the “R.E.M. More »

By: Maggie Stamets / November 3, 2014 - 2:24 pm

U2’s Concert Reviews: Bono Loves Future Islands, The Edge Thinks Neutral Milk Hotel Aren’t That Great

It’s become so easy, of late, to think of U2 in international-corporation terms that it’s weirdly surprising to imagine them as human beings who listen to music sometimes. But in a new Rolling Stone story, both Bono and the Edge have a few words on younger bands. Bono, for instance, is all the way into… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2014 - 11:23 am

Neutral Milk Hotel Announce Even More Reunion Shows

Now that Neutral Milk Hotel are finally back to touring they don’t seem to have any intention of stopping. They’ve just added another series of dates to their massive reunion tour that stretches from now up until late September. Check them all out below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 8, 2014 - 2:50 pm

Coachella 2014: The 7 Best Things From Sunday

More like guestival amirite? Cameos dominated Coachella all weekend, but Sunday was especially saturated with them. Arcade Fire had Debbie Harry. Motorhead had Slash. Jhene Aiko had Drake and Childish Gambino. Disclosure had Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith, and Aluna Francis. Even Justin Bieber was there to jump on stage with Chance The Rapper, a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 14, 2014 - 8:34 am

Neutral Milk Hotel, Destroyer, Lambchop Playing Merge 25 Festival

Five years ago, when the estimable North Carolina indie Merge Records turned 20, it threw itself a big anniversary festival, and now it’s doing the same thing on its 25th anniversary. The Merge 25 festival will come to venues around the label’s research-triangle home 7/23-26: An opening-night show at Duke University’s Baldwin Auditorium, two night… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2014 - 10:15 am

Watch Beth Sing Waxahatchee On The Walking Dead (Because They Couldn’t Get Neutral Milk Hotel)

The Walking Dead takes place in a tragic, apocalyptic reality where armies of corpses are after flesh and the fellow survivors are even more dangerous, so you’d think the show’s characters wouldn’t have much time for indie rock. Apparently, they do, though! The character Beth Greene (played by Emily Kinney) has already established herself a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 10, 2014 - 10:35 am

Neutral Milk Hotel Announce Even More East Coast Tour Dates

Some 10 months after the initial (shocking) announcement they would be reuniting for some live performances — and four months into that gradually growing tour — Neutral Milk Hotel have announced some additional dates. The bad news is that for places like DC, New York, and Philly, the band has warned these will be the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 4, 2014 - 4:07 pm

Neutral Milk Hotel Announce West Coast Tour Dates

Because all of our wildest musical fantasies are becoming reality these days, Neutral Milk Hotel announced a massive reunion tour, and today they’ve decided to expand it. The new West Coast dates surround the band’s dates during the two Coachella weekends, and you can check ‘em out (in addition to the previous dates) below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 15, 2014 - 4:22 pm

10 Bands Who Banned Photos In 2013

Technological currents have carried us ever closer to cyborg status, our smartphones becoming more and more like permanent extensions of our hands. That includes at concerts, where shooting photo and videos on phones has become so commonplace and so constant that bands felt the need to fight back this year. One of 2013’s most prominent… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 26, 2013 - 9:46 am

Check Out The Original Master Release Info For Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

On Facebook today Merge Records posted the original master release info for Neutral Milk Hotel’s landmark 1998 LP In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, complete with estimated sales figures of 5,500 CDs and 1,600 LPs. Reads the caption: “The original master release info for Neutral Milk Hotel’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, circa July… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 16, 2013 - 5:36 pm

Watch Videos Of Neutral Milk Hotel’s Reunion Tour

Neutral Milk Hotel’s reunion tour is underway, and unfortunately for those of us who can’t make it, photography and video are prohibited. Of course some fans can’t be held back by such draconian regulations so below you’ll find a generous bounty of video clips from Saturday’s show at the National in Richmond which, taken a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 18, 2013 - 5:36 pm

Deconstructing: Neutral Milk Hotel And The Real Value Of Solo Performance

Neutral Milk Hotel reunited Friday in Baltimore and again Saturday in Richmond, the seminal psych-folk outfit’s first performances together in nearly 15 years. Everybody reunites these days, even the most hermetic of reluctant heroes, and Jeff Mangum has been making cautious strides toward the public eye since before #OccupyWallStreet was a cause célèbre. But thi… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 14, 2013 - 4:17 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

Neutral Milk Hotel Add Tour Dates

On October 11th, Neutral Milk Hotel start a reunion tour that lasts until well into 2014. Over the summer, we saw the complete list of live shows, which includes dates with Elf Power and Half Japanese. Now, they’ve announced a few updates to the tour route, adding a few new shows in North America and… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 6, 2013 - 6:16 pm

Neutral Milk Hotel Announce 2014 American Tour Dates

Neutral Milk Hotel are back together and ready to start playing shows, though the first of those shows still won’t happen for another two and a half months. And now, the chances that you’ll actually get to see them play live just increased dramatically. The band just announced an extensive list of tour dates i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2013 - 2:56 pm

Neutral Milk Hotel Will Play Primavera Sound 2014

Today is the last day of Primavera Sound 2013, but there’s already something to look forward to for 2014: Neutral Milk Hotel are definitely playing. This is the first confirmed Neutral Milk Hotel date of 2014. Check out the rest of the reunited band’s tour dates below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / May 26, 2013 - 11:15 am

Neutral Milk Hotel Announce More Tour Dates

The news of Neutral Milk Hotel’s long-hoped-for reunion landed like a bomb last week, but the band only announced five live dates. Two were in the tiny Athens 40 Watt Club, two were overseas, and only one was the sort of thing into which your average American ticket-buyer would have any hope of gaining entry. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2013 - 2:56 pm
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