Laura Carter (musician)

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Laura Carter
Origin Athens, Georgia, United States
Genres Indie rock
Occupation(s) Multi-instrumentalist
Instruments Clarinet, keyboard, percussion, drums, violin, guitar, french horn, Zanzitophone
Associated acts Elf Power, Nana Grizol, The Gerbils, Neutral Milk Hotel, Dixie Blood Moustache

Laura Carter is a multi-instrumentalist musician from Athens, Georgia.[1] She is able to play the clarinet, keyboard, percussion, violin, guitar, drums, french horn, and Zanzithophone.

She is most notably in the indie rock band Elf Power,[2] but has performed with a number of bands within the Elephant Six Collective, such as Nana Grizol, The Gerbils, Neutral Milk Hotel,[3] and Dixie Blood Moustache.[4] She was also a founder of the Orange Twin Conservation Community as well as Orange Twin Records.[1] She also dated Jeff Mangum for several years in the late 1990's until their break up in 2000.



  1. ^ a b Aued, Blake (15 October 2006). "Co-housing dream doesn't fit codes". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "About Elf Power". MTV Artists. MTV. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Kot, Greg (7 February 2012). "Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum returns with his songs and their durability intact". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Laura Carter". AOL Music. Archived from the original on 27 September 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2013.