A full video recording of Neutral Milk Hotel’s 1997 Halloween gig in Athens, Georgia has been shared online.
Various clips from the gig have previously appeared online. However, this is the first time the full 50-minute set has been made available, Stereogum reports.
The show was uploaded to YouTube by the account Neutral Milk Hotel Archive. In its description, the account notes that the gig features the first full-band performances of the songs ‘The King of Carrot Flowers Pt 1’ and ‘Holland, 1945’.
At the 41-minute mark, Neutral Milk Hotel Archive says the band also play an unknown song, making the footage even more special. Watch below.
Speculation that Neutral Milk Hotel may release new music in the near future has recently been sparked by a set of drawings made by frontman Jeff Mangum.
Redditor maldenfilms posted a picture of a piece recently purchased from Mangum that appears to contain the words ‘double album’ written at the top. See the artwork below.
— Festival Gear (@TheFestivalGear) October 20, 2016
The cult indie band last released an album, the seminal ‘In the Aeroplane Over the Sea’, in 1998. It followed their 1996 debut ‘On Avery Island’. The Mangum-led band then split up in 1999, before briefly reuniting for a series of live appearances between 2013 and 2015.
Their last recorded material came in 2011, with the ‘Ferris Wheel On Fire’ EP.