, a discography of Neutral Milk Hotel 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, and the band was largely a Mangum solo project in the group's earlier days.  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, , was released on the On Avery Island 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 on Merge, an album which has since become one of the most popular and acclaimed indie rock albums of the 1990s. In the Aeroplane over the Sea Up until 2011's  Ferris Wheel on Fire EP, the band 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." 
Studio albums [ edit ]
On Avery Island
Released: March 26, 1996 (
US); September 9, 1996 ( UK) Label:
Merge (MRG #103), Fire (Fire #53)
CD, vinyl 5,000 +
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
EPs and singles [ edit ]
Compilations [ edit ]
Neutral Milk Hotel
Released: December 12, 2011
Beauty (Milk demo) 
Invent Yourself a Shortcake
Hype City Soundtrack CS
Unreleased Demo #1
Shannon's Monroe House Demo CS
Unreleased Demo #2
Miscellaneous [ edit ]
Those Pre-phylloxera Years
"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.
Periscope: Another Yoyo Compilation
"Invent Yourself a Shortcake"
Champagne Dancing Party Taken from an
improvisational collaboration with members of Olivia Tremor Control.
Appetite For Swag Originally appeared on "Everything Is"
"Love Me on a Tuesday"
Yo-Yo a Go-Go The same song as "Tuesday Moon",
which appeared on  Everything Is.
Ptolemaic Terrascope This track is a different song than the
untitled tenth track from In the Aeroplane over the Sea.
The Basement Tapes, Volume Two: Live Underground A cover of a song by
Audio CD-29 Originally appeared on
On Avery Island.
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.
9 O'Clock In The Morning Originally appeared on
In the Aeroplane over the Sea.
Oh, Merge: Merge Records 10 Year Anniversary Compilation Originally appeared on "Holland, 1945".
"In the Aeroplane over the Sea" 
Songs for Summer Originally appeared on
In the Aeroplane over the Sea
"Everything Is" 
Orange Twin Records Sampler The compilation also contains two Mangum solo tracks.
"Song Against Sex" 
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; 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 ]
^ Cooper (2005). p. 9
^ DeRogatis (2003). p. 541
^ " Neutral Milk Hotel: In the Aeroplane over the Sea Archived 2015-10-30 at the Wayback Machine.". acclaimedmusic.net. Retrieved on 2 September 2007.
^ a b Fierma, Marci. " Interview: Neutral Milk Hotel Archived 2007-06-29 at the Wayback Machine.". Pitchfork Media, 1 February 2002. Retrieved on 26 August 2007.
^ Cooper (2005). p. 37
^ Carpenter, Troy. " Neutral Milk Hotel Leader Makes Rare Appearance". Billboard, 03 August 2005. Retrieved on 26 August 2007.
^ Cramer, Stephen. " Periscope: Another Yoyo Compilation". Allmusic. Retrieved on 26 August 2007.
^ a b c d e Bachner, Gavin. " Compilations with Neutral Milk Hotel tracks". neutralmilkhotel.org. Retrieved on 03 September 2007.
^ " Yo-Yo a Go-Go". Allmusic. Retrieved on 26 August 2007.
^ Bachner, Gavin. " Neutral Milk Hotel Song Index". neutralmilkhotel.org. Retrieved on 12 September 2007.
^ Phares, Heather. " I Wouldn't Piss On It If It Was On Fire [Fire/2 Disc]". Allmusic. Retrieved on 26 August 2007.
^ Phares, Heather. " Oh, Merge: Merge Records 10 Year Anniversary Compilation". Allmusic. Retrieved on 26 August 2007.
^ Wilson, MacKenzie. " Songs for Summer". Allmusic. Retrieved on 26 August 2007.
^ 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.
^ Cooper (2005). p. 75
External links [ edit ]