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Neutral Milk Hotel is an American indie rock band formed by singer, guitarist and songwriter Jeff Mangum in the late 1980s. The band is noted for its experimental sound, obscure lyrics and eclectic instrumentation.

The first release under the Neutral Milk Hotel moniker was the 1994 EP Everything Is, a short collection of tracks featuring Mangum. On the band's full-length debut album On Avery Island, which followed shortly thereafter, Mangum was joined by childhood friend and The Apples in Stereo frontman Robert Schneider, who contributed production and instrumentation. Upon the album's release, the full band was formed and extensive touring began.

Neutral Milk Hotel released In the Aeroplane Over the Sea in 1998, which became their best-known and most critically acclaimed album. Although the album did not meet commercial success at the time of release, it has gone on to sell over 300,000 copies and received critical acclaim from several publications, including Pitchfork Media, Magnet Magazine, Allmusic, and The Pazz & Jop poll. Despite growing popularity, the group disbanded in 1999 after Mangum became disenchanted with touring and the music press, later having a nervous breakdown.

Neutral Milk Hotel is a part of The Elephant 6 Recording Company, based in Athens, Georgia. The band was one of Elephant 6's three first projects, alongside The Apples in Stereo and The Olivia Tremor Control.

On April 29, 2013, the band announced a reunion tour for the fall of 2013 with the lineup that played on In the Aeroplane Over the Sea via their record label's website.

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Neutral Milk Hotel announce further UK live dates

Neutral Milk Hotel announce further UK live dates

Band will play shows in Bexhill, Leeds and Edinburgh in August

  • Mar 21, 2014

Neutral Milk Hotel to headline new Jabberwocky festival in London

Speedy Ortiz, Hookworms, Connan Mockasin and Metz will also play the two day event in August

  • Feb 13, 2014

Neutral Milk Hotel play first gig in 15 years

Jeff Mangum and co have been on hiatus since the release of 1998's 'In The Aeroplane Over The Sea' and its subsequent tour

  • Oct 14, 2013

Neutral Milk Hotel announce UK and Ireland gigs for May 2014 - ticket details

The cult band will play four shows as part of their world tour

  • Oct 4, 2013

Neutral Milk Hotel add more shows to reunion tour

The band will play a run of North American shows in January and February of next year

  • Jul 31, 2013

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Blind

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Run (Video)

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In My Eyes (video)

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