Beloved Stateside indie rock institution Neutral Milk Hotel are to reform for a series of shows.
Part of the Elephant 6 collective, Neutral Milk Hotel's career barely impacted upon the mainstream. Very much a cult project, their slim discography has nonetheless risen to become one of the most cited rock artefacts of its era.
Jeff Mangum may well have abandoned his reclusive guise over the past few years, but a Neutral Milk Hotel reformation appeared to be a long way away. Last night, though, something remarkable happened.
The band's website was updated with a handful of American shows which will feature Jeff Mangum, Jeremy Barnes, Scott Spillane and Julian Koster, while Neutral Milk Hotel issued a bizarre yet colourful statement:
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Here are those live dates in full:
10-22 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club *
10-23 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club #
10-25 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium #!
11-28 Taipei, Taiwan – Hostess Club Festival
12-01 Tokyo, Japan – Hostess Club Festival
* with Elf Power
# with Half Japanese
! with Daniel Johnston
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