Northeast Underground

Neutral Milk Hotel Once Again Open for Business

In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (album cover)In a move sure to make indie music fans around the world rejoice, news broke Monday that the popular cult group Neutral Milk Hotel is reuniting to play its first live shows since 1999 this fall.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, the group is “set to play two shows at Athens, Georgia's 40 Watt Club on October 22nd and 23rd, as well as a gig on the 25th at Asheville, North Carolina's Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.”

In addition to a pair of performances to be played at the Hostess Club Festival in Taipei, Taiwan and Tokyo, Japan, the band hopes to announce more concerts soon. But just what its members mean to convey with the following message that was posted online beneath the mention of new tour dates is anyone’s guess.

The band writes:

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Best known for its critically-acclaimed 1998 album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel has been on hiatus since 1999 when frontman and songwriter Jeff Magnum tired of touring and dealing with the music press. The 2013 touring lineup of the band will feature Magnum as well as Scott Spillane, Julian Koster and Jeremy Barnes, who all contributed to the recording of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea as well as works by other members of the Elephant 6 musical collective, to which Neutral Milk Hotel belonged.

For more information on Neutral Milk Hotel and to see a listing of the band’s upcoming tour dates please visit http://walkingwallofwords.com/

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