Newly Discovered Neutral Milk Hotel Videos Make Us Very Happy/Sad







Merge just put out some videos from a Neutral Milk Hotel show at the old Knitting Factory in 1998 in conjunction with the reissue of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea on 180-gram vinyl. They're good quality and certainly showcase the sound and song of the band. They also weirdly showcase Jeff as a budding style icon, as one Stereogum commenter astutely points out, rocking what can only be considered a precursor to the Anton Chigurh No Country For Old Men haircut. But that's another story. The only sadness comes in here when we, as (fairly) young music writers, also see this as a tribute to one of the most interesting bands of our time in a way that we will probably never get a chance to see. Oh well, at least we live in the age of YouTube! Check out "Two Headed Boy" and "April 8" below.





(Via: Stereogum via Merge)

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Newly Discovered Neutral Milk Hotel Videos Make Us Very Happy/Sad