Jeff Mangum and Neutral Milk Hotel
Jeff Mangum, best known for being the frontman of Neutral Milk Hotel, can define indie. Back in the 90’s, there was no Hype Machine, there was no Lastfm or Pandora. The internet helped people discover new artists, but it was nothing compared to the tool it is today. Indie artists stayed independent for a long time.
Jeff was a founding member of The Elephant 6 Recording Co. which gave birth to many notable 90’s indie bands including Neutral Milk Hotel, The Apples in Stereo, of Montreal and The Olivia Tremor Control. (Click links for info).
During his time with Neutral Milk Hotel, he called the style of music “buzz folk,” where the band infused a lot of distortion and effects into folk-rock undertones.
Jeff has been in a number of bands and collaborations with his friends from the aforementioned groups. Right now he has been touring mostly solo, playing acoustic sets. However, he will be a very interesting act to see because of the variety he can bring to the stage. He can potentially bring up a crew from any of the Elephant 6 bands.
I don’t know exactly what to expect from Jeff come Coachella because this blog is unaffiliated with the festival and the best inside source I have is Wilbur, and he’s not even a human being. By all means, if you have some info, speak up!!
Listen- Oh Comely – Neutral Milk Hotel
Watch- Apples in Stereo “Dance Floor”