Neutral Milk Hotel discography

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Neutral Milk Hotel discography
Releases
Studio albums 2
Extended plays and singles 4

The discography of Neutral Milk Hotel, a Ruston, Louisiana-based indie rock group, consists of two studio albums, two singles, one extended play, one compilation album, and three demos.

Neutral Milk Hotel formed in 1989 as an offshoot of Milk, a high school musical project of singer-songwriter Jeff Mangum,[1] and the band was largely a Mangum solo project in the group's earlier days.[2] The group was a part of The Elephant 6 Recording Company, a collective of musicians that includes, among others, notable indie rock bands The Apples in Stereo, The Olivia Tremor Control, and Of Montreal. The 1993 single "Everything Is" was the band's first release, and it would later be reissued as an EP with additional tracks. The band's first studio album, On Avery Island, was released on the independent label Merge, and has sold a relatively high 5,000 copies. Afterwards, the band began to tour for the first time, and grew to include horns player Scott Spillane, multi-instrumentalist Julian Koster, and drummer Jeremy Barnes. In 1998 the band released In the Aeroplane over the Sea on Merge, an album which has since become one of the most popular and acclaimed indie rock albums of the 1990s.[3] Up until 2011's Ferris Wheel on Fire EP, the band had had no new releases since In the Aeroplane over the Sea, though Mangum has said "I don't know what's going to happen, but I certainly want to make music a bigger part of my life in the future than it has been for the last couple of years."[4]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album information Formats Sales
1996 On Avery Island
  • Released: March 26, 1996 (US); September 9, 1996 (UK)
  • Label: Merge (MRG #103), Fire (Fire #53)
CD, vinyl 5,000 +[5]
1998 In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
  • Released: February 10, 1998 (US); May 18, 1998 (UK)
  • Label: Merge (MRG #136), Blue Rose (BRRC #10192), Domino (Domino #21)
CD, vinyl 141,000 +[6]

EPs and singles[edit]

Year Information Formats
1994 Everything Is 7", CD
1998 "Holland, 1945"
  • Released: October 13, 1998
  • Label: Blue Rose (BRRC #10237)
  • Backed with "Engine"
7"
2011 Ferris Wheel on Fire
  • Released: December 11, 2011
  • Label: Neutral Milk Hotel Recordings
10"
"You've Passed"/"Where You'll Find Me Now"
  • Released: December 11, 2011
  • Label: Neutral Milk Hotel Recordings
7"
"Little Birds"
  • Released: December 11, 2011
  • Label: Neutral Milk Hotel Recordings
  • Backed with "Little Birds (live)'
7"

Compilations[edit]

Year Information Formats
2011 Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Released: December 12, 2011
  • Label: self-released
Vinyl

Demos[edit]

Year Information Formats
1991 Invent Yourself a Shortcake CS
1992 Beauty
  • Label: Elephant 6
CS
1993 Hype City Soundtracks
  • Label: Elephant 6
CS
Unreleased Demo #1
1994 Shannon's Monroe House Demo CS
Unreleased Demo #2

Miscellaneous[edit]

Year Song Album Comments
1993 "Rubby Bulbs" Those Pre-phylloxera Years
1994 "Up and Over" Amazing Phantom Third Channel The original version of the song "The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. Three" from In the Aeroplane over the Sea.
"Bucket"[7] Periscope: Another Yoyo Compilation
1995 "Invent Yourself a Shortcake" Champagne Dancing Party Taken from an improvisational collaboration with members of Olivia Tremor Control.
"Everything Is"[8] Appetite For Swag Originally appeared on "Everything Is"
1996 "Love Me on a Tuesday"[9] Yo-Yo a Go-Go The same song as "Tuesday Moon",[10] which appeared on Everything Is.
"(Untitled)" Ptolemaic Terrascope This track is a different song than the untitled tenth track from In the Aeroplane over the Sea.
1997 "Glue" The Basement Tapes, Volume Two: Live Underground A cover of a song by The Gerbils.
"Naomi"[8] Audio CD-29 Originally appeared on On Avery Island.
1998 "Everything Is"[11] I Wouldn't Piss On It If It Was On Fire Originally appeared on "Everything Is".
"Oh Comely (live)" More Than You Can Ask Or Imagine Live version of "Oh Comely" from In the Aeroplane over the Sea recorded at the 1997 Terrastock festival.
"Oh Comely"[8] 9 O'Clock In The Morning Originally appeared on In the Aeroplane over the Sea.
1999 "Engine"[12] Oh, Merge: Merge Records 10 Year Anniversary Compilation Originally appeared on "Holland, 1945".
2000 "In the Aeroplane over the Sea"[13] Songs for Summer Originally appeared on In the Aeroplane over the Sea
2002 "Everything Is"[8] Orange Twin Records Sampler The compilation also contains two Mangum solo tracks.
2004 "Song Against Sex"[8] Old Enough to Know Better Originally appeared on On Avery Island

Unreleased songs[edit]

There are several songs which have been written and performed by Neutral Milk Hotel but have not officially released. These include songs that have only been performed live and songs that have appeared on unreleased demo tapes. Mangum stated that he has written songs possibly intended for a future Neutral Milk Hotel release, although these songs went unnamed;[4] the only known song written after In the Aeroplane over the Sea is "Little Birds". The following are titled unreleased songs by Neutral Milk Hotel.

  • I ^ From the first untitled demo tape. "Candy Coated Dream" has since been released as "Unborn" on the 2011 re-release of "Everything Is".
  • II ^ From the second untitled demo tape.
  • III ^ Although never released in full, the last verse of "Oh Comely" is taken from "Goldaline".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Cooper (2005). p. 9
  2. ^ DeRogatis (2003). p. 541
  3. ^ "Neutral Milk Hotel: In the Aeroplane over the Sea". acclaimedmusic.net. Retrieved on 2 September 2007.
  4. ^ a b Fierma, Marci. "Interview: Neutral Milk Hotel". Pitchfork Media, 1 February 2002. Retrieved on 26 August 2007.
  5. ^ Cooper (2005). p. 37
  6. ^ Carpenter, Troy. "Neutral Milk Hotel Leader Makes Rare Appearance". Billboard, 03 August 2005. Retrieved on 26 August 2007.
  7. ^ Cramer, Stephen. "Periscope: Another Yoyo Compilation". Allmusic. Retrieved on 26 August 2007.
  8. ^ a b c d e Bachner, Gavin. "Compilations with Neutral Milk Hotel tracks". neutralmilkhotel.org. Retrieved on 03 September 2007.
  9. ^ "Yo-Yo a Go-Go". Allmusic. Retrieved on 26 August 2007.
  10. ^ Bachner, Gavin. "Neutral Milk Hotl Song Index". neutralmilkhotel.org. Retrieved on 12 September 2007.
  11. ^ Phares, Heather. "I Wouldn't Piss On It If It Was On Fire [Fire/2 Disc]". Allmusic. Retrieved on 26 August 2007.
  12. ^ Phares, Heather. "Oh, Merge: Merge Records 10 Year Anniversary Compilation". Allmusic. Retrieved on 26 August 2007.
  13. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. "Songs for Summer". Allmusic. Retrieved on 26 August 2007.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Bachner, Gavin. "Other Neutral Milk Hotel Rarities". neutralmilkhotel.org. Retrieved on 02 September 2007.
  15. ^ Cooper (2005). p. 75

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