Moroccan Role: Rare Neutral Milk Hotel Demos Surface

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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Rare Neutral Milk Hotel Demos Surface



As reported this afternoon in Pitchfork:

"A woman named Shannon Palmer, who occupied the same Louisiana house as Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum (as well as Olivia Tremor Control’s John Fernandes), recently discovered a tape given to her by Fernandes 11 years ago. Through the Elephant 6 message board, Palmer learned that the tape (dubbed “Shannon's Monroe House demos”) contained previously unheard NMH demos.

NeutralMilkHotel.org founder Gavin Bachner helped Palmer make the music available to all, and his site is currently offering one song, “Arm So Real”, for download. Palmer has three tracks, “Gardenhead”, “Circle of Friends”, and “Now I’m Going Down” (the latter is an unconfirmed title), available from her blog, Shannon’s Arty Arty. “Dead Dog” is currently posted on You Ain’t No Picasso, and “Say Goodnight” (also an unconfirmed title) is available from My Old Kentucky Blog.

Once all of the song titles are confirmed, the entire demo cassette will be accessible from Palmer’s blog and NeutralMilkHotel.org."


If you don't feel like doing all the legwork...I have a .zip file with all the songs:

Lost Neutral Milk Hotel Demos (.zip file) (18 megabites)

2 Comments:

Anonymous spike said...

Hey man I think these demos were recorded in my hometown here in Louisiana, how odd ?

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Anyone Have These!!!! the zip file can't be found it's probably expired. I've got a few songs but would love more!!! If anyone has the full tape or random songs please contact me.. Please_fill_in_the_spaces@hotmail.com

Many thanks.

3:40 AM  

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