Neutral Milk Hotel Is Back, 15 Years Later

Indie band plans international tour
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2013 9:12 AM CDT
Neutral Milk Hotel Is Back, 15 Years Later
The cover of the band's album 'In an Aeroplane Over the Sea.'   (

The indie rock band Neutral Milk Hotel has effectively been broken up since 1998—but the group is about to tour again. Right now, Jeff Mangum et al are planning to start in the South (Asheville and Athens, Georgia) in October before heading to Taipei and Tokyo; just five dates have been announced thus far, but the band's website promises more will come, reports the Huffington Post. Some of the profits will go to a charity for Mongolian children, the band says via its site, which Vulture notes also features "a strange multilingual reunion note" that begins: "and of water course womb rume is a wandering the welkin woman whose fune caul is all umbilical cord code..." (More Neutral Milk Hotel stories.)

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