Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Cover Alert: Neutral Milk Hotel's ... Over the Sea

Wed, May 2, 2007 at 5:05 PM

neutral%20image.jpg Covered in its entirety on May 13 at the Mission Creek Music Festival. We find this both exhilarating and suspect. Read the release after the jump and decide for yourself. Go Mangum. -- d2 Full release BAND NAME: Mission Creek Music Festival presents.... Ledbetter & his Best Bet.... playing In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

DATE: Sunday, May 13, 2007

TIME: 7PM

VENUE: Rockit Room 406 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA

COST $8

WEBSITE: http://www.ledbettermusic.net http://www.myspace.com/ledbettermusic

PRESS CONTACT: Joe Ledbetter 415-407-6015

SHOW DESCRIPTION: Athens-based Neutral Milk Hotel released In the Aeroplane Over the Sea in 1998, led by chief lyricist and songwriter, Jeff Mangum. The critically acclaimed album is a widely popular recording. A spiritually motivated work, it is conceptually based on the beauty to be found in the horrific fate of Anne Frank and similarly overwhelming tragedies.

The album was highly praised by critics for its wildly inventive instrumentation, provocative and impassioned lyrics. Although it met with scant response from the general public when it was released, the recording has continued to gain momentum in indie music circles and has become a cult classic, selling well over 100,000 copies.

However, the record, along with the year of constant touring that succeeded it, took its toll on Mangum. The band quite abruptly went on hiatus, turning down all requests for shows, including a support slot for R.E.M., and little was heard from Mangum after that point.

Nearly a decade since its debut, San Francisco based Ledbetter and his Best Bet bring this cult classic to life in its entirety during the 11th Annual Mission Creek Music Festival.

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