Watch An Unearthed Neutral Milk Hotel House Show From Halloween 1997

Yesterday, the aptly named YouTube channel “Neutral Milk Hotel Archive” uploaded a video of the indie-folk legends performing in Athens on Halloween in 1997, some four months before after the release of their crowning achievement and cultural milestone, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. While a few clips from this particular show have been on YouTube since 2009, this is the first time we’ve seen the set in its entirety. Highlights include On Avery Island standouts “Naomi” and “Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone,” which receive the punk rock treatment this time around, Scott Spillane’s grating guitar on “Ruby Bulbs” (sometimes called “Rubby Bulbs” or “Bomb Drop”), and the debut of the completed “Two-Headed Boy Pt. 2.” Check it out below.