Neutral Milk Hotel

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": indie indie rock folk lo-fi elephant 6 alternative rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s
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Biography

The creation of singer-songwriter Jeff Mangum, Neutral Milk Hotel formed part of the loose knit Elephant 6 Recording Company collective of psych pop bands based in Athens, Georgia, USA. Mangum grew up in Ruston, Louisiana with fellow 60s enthusiasts Will Cullen Hart, Bill Doss and Robert Schneider, playing in various bands including Maggot and Cranberry Life Cycle. In 1990, Mangum relocated to Athens with Doss and Hart where they formed the Synthetic Flying Machine, which in turn evolved into the Olivia Tremor Control. Mangum appeared on that band’s debut California Demise EP before moving to Seattle, where he recorded the single ‘Everything Is’/‘Snow Song Pt. One’ and The Amazing Phantom Third Channel EP for Cher Doll Records. Mangum continued to perform live and record with other members of the Elephant 6 Recording Company before relocating to Denver to record Neutral Milk Hotel’s debut album with the aid of Schneider, now the leader...

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