Neutral Milk Hotel releasing box set w/ unreleased tracks (and Jeff Mangum has a website!)
Jeff Mangum has a website! And that website reports that Neutral Milk Hotel is releasing a box set which includes their entire discography with assorted rarities and 15 unrleased tracks (eight of which are "acoustic recordings)! According to the site the set:
Includes two gatefold 12" records (In the Aeroplane Over the Sea and On Avery Island), two 10" records (Everything Is EP with bonus tracks and Ferris Wheel on Fire EP featuring eight previously unreleased acoustic recordings), two 7" records (Little Birds and You've Passed/Where You'll Find Me Now), one 7" picture disc with fold-out poster (Holland 1945/Engine), and two 24"x24" posters.
The box set will be released on November 22 and you can pre-order it now. All 15 of the unreleased tracks will also be available as pay-what-you-wish downloads on bandcamp once the box is released (11/22). Stream two of the tracks, "Oh Sister" and "Wheel on Fire" here and look at the full tracklisting here.
The website also includes a thirty-minute radio broadcast by Jeff that you can listen to HERE.
The site also mentions that a portion of the proceeds made at Jeff's shows at 1 dollar from each box set will be donated to Children of the Blue Sky, a charity founded to help abandoned Mongolian children. More information here.
Updated Jeff Mangum tour dates, including ATP in Asbury Park where Jeremy Barnes of NMH aka A Hawk and A Hacksaw is opening for Jeff, and a benefit show for the Woodstock Animal Sanctuary at the Bearsville Theater in upstate New York on October 27th, below...
Jeff Mangum -- 2011 Tour Dates
Aug 8 Burlington, VT First Unitarian Church
Aug 10 Montreal, QC Cabaret du Mile-End
Aug 12 Toronto, ON Trinity St. Paul's United Church
Aug 13 Toronto, ON Trinity St. Paul's United Church
Sept 07 Northampton, MA Academy of Music Theatre
Sept 09 Cambridge, MA Sanders Theatre at Harvard University
Sept 10 Boston, MA Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory
Sept 26 Baltimore, MD 2640 Space at St. John's Church
Sept 27 Baltimore, MD 2640 Space at St. John's Church w/ A Hawk and A Hacksaw
Sept 30 Asbury Park, NJ ATP America - Paramount Theatre
Oct 2 Asbury Park, NJ ATP America - Paramount Theatre
Oct 27 Woodstock, NY Bearsville Theater (benefit for the Woodstock Animal Sanctuary)
Oct 3 Asbury Park, NJ Paramount Theatre w/ A Hawk and A Hacksaw
Oct 29 New York, NY Town Hall
Nov 6 Jersey City, NJ Loew's Jersey Theatre
Nov 30 Dublin, IRE Whelan's
Dec 2 - Dec 4 Minehead, UK All Tomorrow's Parties Curated by Jeff Mangum at Butlins Holiday Centre
Dec 8 London, UK Union Chapel