Some bands don’t last for a very long time. It’s just how it goes in the music industry. Whether there are creative differences or just being burnt out from too many shows on the road, bands tend to call it quits before their time is up. However, some of these bands get back together many years later and send fans rejoicing all over the world. One of those bands is Neutral Milk Hotel.
Neutral Milk Hotel has influenced many of the Indie bands popular today, from Arcade Fire to Franz Ferdinand to Bon Iver and countless others. Their sound is unique with lots of experimentation, large instrumentation and beautiful lyrics woven throughout all of their songs. The band has not played a live show together since 1998, but has shown up at each other’s shows from time to time. Their two albums, On Avery Island and In the Aeroplane Over the Sea are both amazing records and should be heard by music fans all over the world.
After being out of the public eye for many years, lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter Jeff Mangum has spent the last year playing solo acoustic shows to sold out audiences all over the country. Earlier this year it was announced the band would be getting back together to play shows throughout the country. They will be playing at the historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on January 22, 2014. Tickets go on sale Friday August 2nd at Noon here. Do not miss this show if you can make it as there is no telling how long this reunion tour will last.
Here is a video of Jeff Mangum playing “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” from earlier this year