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2013-04-29 08:35:45 PM
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2013-04-29 08:51:26 PM
and of water course womb rume is a wandering the welkin woman whose fune caul is all umbilical cord code that comes equipped with read volve vît curtains that čun seel my văl én tich radio reason in remembrance of mademoiselle gabrielle and her wone tym pad lock of burd language as it borders on twin tolk the wolk king wall of woolpack pigeons pointing to the fly blind readers riddle and his rian boh

Oh, Jeff Mangum, never change.

/Really psyched about this, NMH produced two of the best albums of all time.
 
2013-04-29 09:08:48 PM

Tatsuma: and of water course womb rume is a wandering the welkin woman whose fune caul is all umbilical cord code that comes equipped with read volve vît curtains that čun seel my văl én tich radio reason in remembrance of mademoiselle gabrielle and her wone tym pad lock of burd language as it borders on twin tolk the wolk king wall of woolpack pigeons pointing to the fly blind readers riddle and his rian boh

Oh, Jeff Mangum, never change.

/Really psyched about this, NMH produced two of the best albums of all time.


Saw Jeff Mangum on tour this year.  He's still got it!
 
2013-04-29 09:11:38 PM

Tatsuma: /Really psyched about this, NMH produced two of the best albums of all time.


Yeah, but that's it.  Two albums.  They'll have to play them both to eke out a complete concert.

I do likes me some carrot flowers, though  Hopefully they'll be swinging near me.
 
2013-04-29 09:16:41 PM
I'm more of a Milk+ droog.
 
2013-04-29 09:17:45 PM
Well I just stained the mountaintops.
 
2013-04-29 09:23:24 PM
I'm 41.  I've never heard these words organized in this order before.

Not judging, they may be wonderful.  Just never heard of them.
 
2013-04-29 09:31:14 PM

archeochick: Saw Jeff Mangum on tour this year. He's still got it!


Heard some of the bootlegs. Indeed he does

Lsherm: Yeah, but that's it. Two albums. They'll have to play them both to eke out a complete concert.

I do likes me some carrot flowers, though Hopefully they'll be swinging near me.


Actually they have more than that. If you include Hype City Soundtrack (not an actual soundtrack), their two EPs and two 7" from 2011, and the demos and outtakes, they have more than enough without even touching solo Mangum or covers.
 
2013-04-29 09:32:36 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-29 09:36:38 PM

buntz: I'm 41.  I've never heard these words organized in this order before.

Not judging, they may be wonderful.  Just never heard of them.


Hit up YouTube for "neutral milk hotel in the aeroplane over the sea full album". It'll either be one of the loveliest, most transcendent (and I don't use that word lightly) albums you've ever heard, or weirdo nonsense, depending on how you feel about Anne Frank, singing saws, semen-stained mountaintops, two-headed boys...the usual stuff.
 
2013-04-29 09:45:57 PM
I am happy about this because I missed them in the 90s despite having a friend who was really into them. To me all that could be said by the guitar was said and I was more into electronica and industrial kinds of things. I forgot that it's possible to still say interesting things without actually saying anything.

To be fair, though, people who were into indie rock in the 90s were really unpleasant dicks and constantly on the defensive because so much of their music was terrible until out of left field came the Magnetic Fields or Neutral Milk Hotel and it was like "Oh, so that's what your three-piece rock act is trying to accomplish. You're not doing it very well, but you knew that."

So I guess I am glad I grew up and discovered this band years later and hopefully I'll pull some payback out of the ass of the indie dicks in the pit.
 
2013-04-29 10:02:24 PM
If I were to sit down and write a giant list of "favorite bands/artists", it would be awhile before I eventually came to Neutral Milk Hotel. I really don't like Mangum's voice, his lyrics can get weird and meandering, their instrumentation is generally real simple and meh...

...yet,  In The Aeroplane Over The Sea is absolutely one of the most powerful, harrowing albums I have ever listened to. Full stop. When Mangum strings a coherent stanza or two together, it hits harder than anything else I've ever heard. So much so, I made sure to remove any songs from that album on my work playlist, because the raw emotion it conveys is not something I can simply listen to in the background while f*cking with spreadsheets and other work-related documents.
 
2013-04-29 10:07:27 PM

archeochick: Tatsuma: and of water course womb rume is a wandering the welkin woman whose fune caul is all umbilical cord code that comes equipped with read volve vît curtains that čun seel my văl én tich radio reason in remembrance of mademoiselle gabrielle and her wone tym pad lock of burd language as it borders on twin tolk the wolk king wall of woolpack pigeons pointing to the fly blind readers riddle and his rian boh

Oh, Jeff Mangum, never change.

/Really psyched about this, NMH produced two of the best albums of all time.

Saw Jeff Mangum on tour this year.  He's still got it!


Saw him a few weeks ago. farking awesome.
 
2013-04-29 10:08:20 PM
I saw Jeff Mangum solo (sort of, had some of the NMH guys join him briefly) last February at the State Theater in Minneapolis.

Amazing show. Absolutely fantastic.
 
2013-04-29 10:26:43 PM
Anyone who loves "In the Aeroplane...." should listen to/watch "Live at Jittery Joe's". Very intimate (ie. small audience, coffee house) atmosphere. He plays a few songs from it before it was released, some with different lyric lines.
Very interesting.
Minuses: 1. poor lighting, lots of shadows/backlit, etc. . 2. Distracting infant at the end.
 
2013-04-29 10:29:47 PM
some song links from above: Two Headed boy, part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52FRvAxmsa0

part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRw9NqvOM9M
 
2013-04-29 10:31:16 PM
and of water course womb rume is a wandering the welkin woman whose fune caul is all umbilical cord code that comes equipped with read volve vît curtains that čun seel my văl én tich radio reason in remembrance of mademoiselle gabrielle and her wone tym pad lock of burd language as it borders on twin tolk the wolk king wall of woolpack pigeons pointing to the fly blind readers riddle and his rian boh


Aye an' a bit of Mackeral settler rack and ruin
ran it doon by the haim, 'ma place
well I slapped me and I slapped it doon in the side
and I cried, cried, cried.

The fear a fallen down taken never back the raize and then Craig Marion,
get out wi' ye Claymore out mi pocket a' ran doon, doon the middin stain
picking the fiery horde that was fallen around ma feet.
Never he cried, never shall it ye get me alive
ye rotten hound of the burnie crew. Well I snatched fer the blade O my
Claymore cut and thrust and I fell doon before him round his feet.

Aye! A roar he cried frae the bottom of his heart that I would nay fall
but as dead, dead as 'a can be by his feet; de ya ken?

...and the wind cried Mary.
 
2013-04-29 10:39:18 PM

buntz: I'm 41.  I've never heard these words organized in this order before.

Not judging, they may be wonderful.  Just never heard of them.

I'm 42.  Means nothing.

/just sayin
//I was 27 when In The Aeroplane... came out

 
2013-04-29 10:42:18 PM
Snapper Carr:

...and the wind cried Mary.

I had listened to that Floyd song for years until I realized Waters wasn't saying ".... and the wind cried back".
 
2013-04-29 10:53:16 PM

Killer Cars: If I were to sit down and write a giant list of "favorite bands/artists", it would be awhile before I eventually came to Neutral Milk Hotel. I really don't like Mangum's voice, his lyrics can get weird and meandering, their instrumentation is generally real simple and meh...

...yet,  In The Aeroplane Over The Sea is absolutely one of the most powerful, harrowing albums I have ever listened to. Full stop. When Mangum strings a coherent stanza or two together, it hits harder than anything else I've ever heard. So much so, I made sure to remove any songs from that album on my work playlist, because the raw emotion it conveys is not something I can simply listen to in the background while f*cking with spreadsheets and other work-related documents.


I'm one of the most cynical, least sentimental guys you're likely to meet, but it's not an album I cannot casually listen to. It's a work of art that has brought me to tears at times with it's themes,imagery, and beauty. Jeff Mangum can work wonders with his lyrical imagination and three or four chords.
 
2013-04-29 11:08:07 PM

Killer Cars: If I were to sit down and write a giant list of "favorite bands/artists", it would be awhile before I eventually came to Neutral Milk Hotel. I really don't like Mangum's voice, his lyrics can get weird and meandering, their instrumentation is generally real simple and meh...

...yet,  In The Aeroplane Over The Sea is absolutely one of the most powerful, harrowing albums I have ever listened to. Full stop. When Mangum strings a coherent stanza or two together, it hits harder than anything else I've ever heard. So much so, I made sure to remove any songs from that album on my work playlist, because the raw emotion it conveys is not something I can simply listen to in the background while f*cking with spreadsheets and other work-related documents.


It really is beautiful or at least I think it is. I had avoided listening to it for a very long time because I thought "It can't be that good" but no it's even better.
/♫
What a beautiful face
I have found in this place
That is circling all round the sun ♫
 
2013-04-29 11:13:57 PM

poonesfarm: buntz: I'm 41.  I've never heard these words organized in this order before.

Not judging, they may be wonderful.  Just never heard of them.

Hit up YouTube for "neutral milk hotel in the aeroplane over the sea full album". It'll either be one of the loveliest, most transcendent (and I don't use that word lightly) albums you've ever heard, or weirdo nonsense, depending on how you feel about Anne Frank, singing saws, semen-stained mountaintops, two-headed boys...the usual stuff.


It could also start as the latter and then turn into the former.

/that's how it was with me
//nmh is great
 
2013-04-29 11:18:09 PM
I saw NMH opening for Superchunk in Lawrence, Kansas, back in about 1997 or 1998. I had never heard of them at the time, but they put on a pretty good show. I didn't realize I was watching the J.D. Salinger of indie-folk.
 
2013-04-29 11:56:29 PM
*shrug* two-headed boy was an ok song
 
2013-04-29 11:58:21 PM
Farking AWESOME!!!
 
2013-04-30 12:09:45 AM

Tatsuma: and of water course womb rume is a wandering the welkin woman whose fune caul is all umbilical cord code that comes equipped with read volve vît curtains that čun seel my văl én tich radio reason in remembrance of mademoiselle gabrielle and her wone tym pad lock of burd language as it borders on twin tolk the wolk king wall of woolpack pigeons pointing to the fly blind readers riddle and his rian boh


www.thegoldencloset.com
 
2013-04-30 12:27:23 AM
I had never heard of them until I started playing SongPop. The Aeroplane song seems to be in heavy rotation.
 
2013-04-30 01:03:01 AM
Tour:  Neat.

Big question is:  New album?

And when the fark is the Stone Roses going to get an album out?
 
mhd
2013-04-30 04:15:44 AM
Hmm, I didn't want to be in the "Who" crowd, but the first few Spotify entries all fall into the same pattern, campfire guitar strumming, quirky lyrics and various noises. More the soundscape or mellow punk thing that seems to be rather common in "indie". Oh, well...
 
2013-04-30 05:14:01 AM
The thought of a Neutral Milk Hotel live show fills me with chilling visions of flannel and ironic beards and thin women with bird tattoos, and fat women with dyed black hair and jeans straining to hold their structural integrity.
 
2013-04-30 06:16:29 AM

farkingismybusiness: Well I just stained the mountaintops.


100% win.
 
2013-04-30 06:32:21 AM
I just hope it means a new NMH album. I like " In the aeroplane..." as an album but I imagine a live show crowd would be suffocatingly smug
 
2013-04-30 07:26:38 AM
Mangum came to my shiatty little town last year. A handful of musicians joined him in certain songs. Not sure how this will be different.

Also what kind of smug cocksucker pays attention to the crowd's fashion choices at shows?
 
2013-04-30 08:24:23 AM

LucklessWonder: I just hope it means a new NMH album. I like " In the aeroplane..." as an album but I imagine a live show crowd would be suffocatingly smug


Not at all.  I saw Jeff's two Oakland shows last year when I was out west, and again a couple months ago in Hartford, and each time the surprisingly diverse crowd was among the best I've been among at any kind of show.  In Oakland I even got an unsolicited hug from some random girl in the crowd.
 
2013-04-30 08:34:26 AM
I'm more interested in the new Boards of Canada album and Loop's reunion. NHM is fine, but I was enjoying the relative lull of not having hear about ITAOTS every 5 minutes.


moothemagiccow: Also what kind of smug cocksucker pays attention to the crowd's fashion choices at shows?


I like looking at band shirts at a show.
 
2013-04-30 08:58:34 AM

mhd: Hmm, I didn't want to be in the "Who" crowd, but the first few Spotify entries all fall into the same pattern, campfire guitar strumming, quirky lyrics and various noises. More the soundscape or mellow punk thing that seems to be rather common in "indie". Oh, well...


Link
 
2013-04-30 09:30:17 AM
The Asheville show has Half Japanese & Daniel Johnston opening. I live 80 minutes from Asheville. It's a Friday night show. How lucky am I?
 
2013-04-30 12:35:26 PM

NakedReporta: The Asheville show has Half Japanese & Daniel Johnston opening. I live 80 minutes from Asheville. It's a Friday night show. How lucky am I?


seeing as i know people thinking about coming down from dc to see the show, you'll be able to answer that question when you actually get a ticket.
 
2013-04-30 02:13:08 PM
This is great!  I hope they record again soon.  I need something new to obsess over
 
2013-04-30 03:37:20 PM

mhd: Hmm, I didn't want to be in the "Who" crowd, but the first few Spotify entries all fall into the same pattern, campfire guitar strumming, quirky lyrics and various noises. More the soundscape or mellow punk thing that seems to be rather common in "indie". Oh, well...


The record's from 1998.
 
2013-04-30 04:48:47 PM

incircles: seeing as i know people thinking about coming down from dc to see the show, you'll be able to answer that question when you actually get a ticket.


Sweet. Are they FARKers too? More the merrier.
 
mhd
2013-04-30 05:31:16 PM

moothemagiccow: The record's from 1998.


Erm, yes?
 
2013-04-30 05:53:37 PM

NakedReporta: The Asheville show has Half Japanese & Daniel Johnston opening. I live 80 minutes from Asheville. It's a Friday night show. How lucky am I?


Does Daniel Johnston still fear Metallica?
 
2013-04-30 08:10:18 PM

Dee Snarl: buntz: I'm 41.  I've never heard these words organized in this order before.

Not judging, they may be wonderful.  Just never heard of them.

I'm 42.  Means nothing.

/just sayin
//I was 27 when In The Aeroplane... came out


My Dad is a huge fan and I think he now qualifies for AARP.

/my dad is awesome

NakedReporta: The Asheville show has Half Japanese & Daniel Johnston opening. I live 80 minutes from Asheville. It's a Friday night show. How lucky am I?


I hate you.

But have fun!
 
2013-05-01 12:25:30 AM
Using Mad Libs to name your band is too common to be hip.
 
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