Jeff Magnum Prepares A Neutral Milk Hotel Vinyl Box Set And New Tour

By Joseph Giannone 2011-09-01 13:41:02
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If you were a child of the 90’s then you know that our generation is far better than any that came after. Even if you don't count awesome TV shows like Twin Peaks and superior movies like Forrest Gump, music in the 90s was undoubtedly better, thanks to groups like the Chili Peppers, U2, Nirvana and most certainly Neutral Milk Hotel.

A staple of the 90s, the Jeff Mangum-led band had the right amount of angst, but they also made music in the least depressing way, which is something that most “indie” acts are unable to do by today’s standards. If you also share my Neutral Milk Hotel nostalgia, you'll be equally psyched to learn that Magnum is planning a vinyl-only box set release that spans the group's entire career, including all of the band’s albums and EPs along with 15 unreleased tracks. You can hear two of them, "Oh Sister" and "Ferris Wheel on Fire," at the band's new official site. .

The box set goes on sale November 22nd, but if you live in the Northeast or the UK you won't even have to wait that long for something even better-- Magnum is going back on tour. Kicking off in Northampton, Massachusetts on September 7 and wrapping up in London in early December, the solo tour has only announced a handful of dates, but according to the website there will be more announced soon. In the meantime check out the track list for the vinyl box set as well as the current tour dates to start celebrating the return of the 90s.

Neutral Milk Hotel Box Set Tracklist:

On Avery Island 12″

01. Song Against Sex
02. You’ve Passed
03. Someone Is Waiting
04. A Baby for Pree
05. Marching Theme
06. Where You’ll Find Me Now
07. Avery Island/April 1st
08. Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone
09. Three Peaches
10. Naomi
11. April 8th
12. Pree-Sisters Swallowing a Donkey’s Eye

In the Aeroplane over the Sea 12″

01. The King of Carrot Flowers Pt 1
02. The King of Carrot Flowers Pts 2 & 3
03. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
04. Two-Headed Boy
05. The Fool
06. Holland, 1945
07. Communist Daughter
08. Oh Comely
09. Ghost
10. Untitled
11. Two-Headed Boy Pt. 2

Everything Is 10″

Side A
01. Everything Is
02. Here We Are (for W. Cullen Hart)
03. Unborn
Side B
04. Tuesday Moon
05. Ruby Bulbs
06. Snow Song, Pt. 1
07. Aunt Eggma Blowtorch


Ferris Wheel on Fire 10″

Side A
01. Oh Sister
02. Ferris Wheel on Fire
03. Home
04. April 8th
Side B
05. I Will Bury You In Time
06. Engine
07. A Baby For Pree/Glow Into You
08. My Dream Girl Don’t Exist

Holland, 1945 7″

Side A
01. Holland, 1945
Side B
02. Engine

You’ve Passed/Where You’ll Find Me Now 7″

Side A
01. You’ve Passed
Side B
02. Where You’ll Find Me Now

Little Birds 7″

Side A
01. Little Birds (studio)
Side B
02. Little Birds (live)


Jeff Mangum 2011 Tour Dates:
09/07 – Northampton, MA @ Academy of Music Theatre
09/09 – Cambridge, MA @ Sanders Theatre at Harvard University
09/10 – Boston, MA @ Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory
09/26 – Baltimore, MD @ 2640 Space at St. John’s Church
09/27 – Baltimore, MD @ 2640 Space at St. John’s Church
09/30 – Asbury Park, NJ @ ATP New Jersey
10/02 – Asbury Park, NJ @ ATP New Jersey
10/03 – Asbury Park, NJ @ ATP New Jersey
10/29 – New York, NY @ Town Hall
11/06 – Jersey City, NJ @ Loew’s Theatre
11/30 – Dublin, UK @ Whelan’s
12/04 – Minehead, UK @ ATP Minehead (curated by Jeff Magnum)
12/08-09 London, UK @ ATP

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