Jeff Mangum drawings have some fans thinking a new Neutral Milk Hotel double LP could be on the way
— Festival Gear (@TheFestivalGear) October 20, 2016
For several years, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum has been selling drawings of his own via NMH’s website. But a new series called “The Book Cipher Sings,” which he started selling this month, has drawn the attention of fans on on Reddit who speculate he’s giving us hints about a new NMH album. Specifically, one drawing (pictured above) seems to say “double album” at the top, while another says “double awol bombe” and another seems to say double LP. Another Redditor notes that the drawings description includes the word “steganography” which means “the practice of concealing messages or information within other nonsecret text or data.”
Could new NMH music be on the way? Are these people reading way way too much into this? Take a look at the other two pictures below. What do you think?