Jeff Mangum readies massive Neutral Milk Hotel back catalogue box set

For a noted recluse, Jeff Mangum sure is a busy boy. On top of his own touring plans and upcoming ATP curating gig, Mangum has just launched a brand new site for Neutral Milk Hotel, complete with some rather hefty news regarding Mangum himself and the legendary indie rock outfit.

On November 22nd, Mangum will self-release a vinyl-only box set comprised of every single one of the band’s albums and EPs along with some 15 unreleased tracks. Among the items included are the band’s two LPs (1996’s On Avery Island and 1998’s In the Aeroplane Over the Sea), a 7″ of two never-before-released songs in “You’ve Passed” b/w “Where You’ll Find Me Now”, another 7″ of unreleased and live versions of “Little Birds”, a picture disk 7″ for “Holland, 1945″, and a 10” called Ferris Wheel on Fire featuring eight unreleased acoustic recordings.

Check out the box set’s entire tracklist below; mp3s versions of the aforementioned will also be available digitally for a pay-as-you-wish price. Mangum is also streaming the previously-unreleased “Oh Sister” / “Ferris Wheel on Fire” over at the NMH website right now.

In addition to the box set, Magnum has additional tour dates in the works (check out his current itinerary below). In the meantime, he’s also started a 30-minute online radio show that will be updated “regularly”; the first episode is available here. And to cap off the latest news in “Just How Wonderful Jeff Mangum Is”, proceeds from both his tour and downloads of the box set will go to benefit Children of the Blue Sky, a charity for Mongolian youth.

Neutral Milk Hotel Box Set Tracklist:
On Avery Island
01. Song Against Sex
02. You’ve Passed
03. Someone Is Waiting
04. A Baby for Pree
05. Marching Theme
06. Where You’ll Find Me Now
07. Avery Island/April 1st
08. Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone
09. Three Peaches
10. Naomi
11. April 8th
12. Pree-Sisters Swallowing a Donkey’s Eye

In the Aeroplane over the Sea 12″
01. The King of Carrot Flowers Pt 1
02. The King of Carrot Flowers Pts 2 & 3
03. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
04. Two-Headed Boy
05. The Fool
06. Holland, 1945
07. Communist Daughter
08. Oh Comely
09. Ghost
10. Untitled
11. Two-Headed Boy Pt. 2

Everything Is 10″
Side A
01. Everything Is
02. Here We Are (for W. Cullen Hart)
03. Unborn

Side B
04. Tuesday Moon
05. Ruby Bulbs
06. Snow Song, Pt. 1
07. Aunt Eggma Blowtorch

Ferris Wheel on Fire 10″
Side A
01. Oh Sister
02. Ferris Wheel on Fire
03. Home
04. April 8th

Side B
05. I Will Bury You In Time
06. Engine
07. A Baby For Pree/Glow Into You
08. My Dream Girl Don’t Exist

Holland, 1945  7″
Side A
01. Holland, 1945

Side B
02. Engine

You’ve Passed/Where You’ll Find Me Now 7″
Side A
01. You’ve Passed

Side B
02. Where You’ll Find Me Now

Little Birds 7″
Side A
01. Little Birds (studio)

Side B
02. Little Birds (live)

Jeff Mangum 2011 Tour Dates:
09/07 – Northampton, MA @ Academy of Music Theatre
09/09 – Cambridge, MA @ Sanders Theatre at Harvard University
09/10 – Boston, MA @ Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory
09/26 – Baltimore, MD @ 2640 Space at St. John’s Church
09/27 – Baltimore, MD @ 2640 Space at St. John’s Church
09/30 – Asbury Park, NJ @  ATP New Jersey
10/02 – Asbury Park, NJ @ ATP New Jersey
10/03 – Asbury Park, NJ @ ATP New Jersey
10/29 – New York, NY @ Town Hall
11/06 – Jersey City, NJ @ Loew’s Theatre
11/30 – Dublin, UK @ Whelan’s
12/04 – Minehead, UK @ ATP Minehead (curated by Jeff Magnum)
12/08-09 London, UK @ ATP


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