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Recently, Netural Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum began selling new, original handmade drawings as part of a series called “the book cipher sings.” Mangum has been selling his art on the NMH site since 2005, but the most recent batch has led...Show More Summary
Earlier this month, Jeff Mangum, the enigmatic and somewhat reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel frontman, began selling a new series of drawings on the band’s website. He’s been selling his drawings for over a decade, but this new series, called “The Book Cipher Sings,” seems to be a bit different. Fans were already wondering if it […]
Earlier this week, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum began selling new, original handmade drawings on the band’s website. All of the drawings are a part of a series called “the book cipher sings.” Mangum has been selling original drawings on the NMH website since 2005. Fans are speculating that the drawings may be a precursor to new music. Show More Summary
I’ve introduced Saintseneca to a few people. And while many have liked it, I have heard some say that “it’s good but the lead singer’s voice, Zac Little, isn’t for me.” I disagree as I love his voice as it reminds me of Jeff Mangum. And I thought they such a good job framing it [...]
Fans clamored, for years, for the return of Jeff Mangum and his Neutral Milk Hotel. In 2013, Mangum and… Read More
I grew up a huge Brand New fan. This was pretty unavoidable. Half my teenage years were spent in an online music community where Jesse Lacey was on par with Jeff Mangum and the other half were spent as a bookish teenager in the subfaction...Show More Summary
In a review of a recent show by Neutral Milk Hotel, Grayson Haver Currin griped that frontman Jeff Mangum’s no-photo policy for concertgoers plays like a cynical ploy: Mangum is attempting to preserve the same legacy of an enigma that turned into a bankable career during his prolonged absence; in an age of instant information […]
If a significant number of people love anything enough, there will be a backlash against it. Perhaps that’s always been true, but it’s especially true in 2014, when unpopular opinions are practically a currency unto themselves. And so...Show More Summary
It was an idyllic weekend in Union Park, and when Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum held the stage by himself with just an acoustic guitar, it got even better.
by John Herrman There are something like 25 people associated with Circulatory System, a sort of all-star team for the Elephant Six label/collective/music/sect, including most of Olivia Tremor Control and Jeff Mangum. The last album was fun but sounded like a crowd; this track does, too, but not quite as much. Show More Summary
Upon first hearing Saintseneca, my immediate impression was that it sounded like a punk version of Neutral Milk Hotel. Lead singer Zac Little has a reedy voice that reminded me of Jeff Mangum. It was the energy and force that many of their songs used to propel them forward. Catching a set at SXSW dispelled [...]
THE WELCOME RETURN OF NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL (Neptune) The elusive Jeff Mangum’s sudden return and subsequent mini-tour in 2012 has come and gone, but rather than bowing back into anonymity (and to the delight of undoubtedly tons of millennial...Show More Summary
Circulatory System, the ongoing project led by Olivia Tremor Control member Will Cullen Hart, tend to keep a fairly low profile. They pop out an album roughly every, let’s say, five-to-eight years, they recede into the background a little, then once it’s that time again, they pop out a nice little psych-pop journey of an album. Show More Summary
After a decade-plus hiatus that turned him into indie-rock's version of the prodigal son, Jeff Mangum is back, this time with a reunited version of his '90s band, Neutral Milk Hotel, for two sold out concerts next week at the Rivier...
by Andrew Sacher photo via BrooklynVegan Instagram "Thanks so much for coming to the show. Thanks so much for listening to our music," said Jeff Mangum at Neutral Milk Hotel's Capitol Theatre show last night (1/22) as he stood on...
Jeff Mangum, the Salinger of rock’n'roll, is in TeeDot tonight and last night with his Neutral Milk Hotel, totally sold-out. For a guy with so little output – and almost two decades ago – it is amazing how loyal his fans are. You can hear them sing along on every one of the (very, very [...]
Neutral Milk Hotel's stage at 2640 Space (via Andrew Foote) While Jeff Mangum has been back in action for a while Neutral Milk Hotel -- the band -- broke their 15-year silence over the weekend when they began their extensive...
There was a point when I found myself uncomfortable with Neutral Milk Hotel’s album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea — an album that I, like many of you, once listened to over and over — after someone pointed out to me that Jeff Mangum used a victim of the Holocaust as its inspiration. Show More Summary
Jeff Mangum may have gone off the grid for a while, and for what seemed like what would be forever, but he's slowly been coming back over the last few years, and now Neutral Milk Hotel is going on the biggest tour of their life (unsubstantiated! But probably, right?). Show More Summary