Julian Koster has recruited his former bandmates to appeal to their fans to help preserve an 81-year-old “whirling contraption of mechanical music and light.”
A collection of holiday classics that is guaranteed to freak out your parents. What more could you want in your stocking this Christmas?
National Public Radio is streaming the Elephant 6 Orchestra’s Chicago concert (GLONO review) in almost all of its 3-hour glory. A few songs, including Jeff Mangum’s “Engine” have been “omitted at the artist’s request.” There’s also a slideshow and an interview with Music Tapes/Neutral Milk Hotel multi-instrumentalist/tour organizer, Julian Koster: “We’ve been spending some really … Continue reading NPR: Stream Elephant 6 Orchestra Chicago Show
The Elephant 6 collective gets together in Chicago and shows off its unique take on whimsical under-rehearsed amateurism. The 7 Foot Tall Metronome steals the show.
Video: Jeff Mangum/Julian Koster – “Engine” (live in Columbus, October 19, 2008) Neutral Milk Hotel alumni Jeff Mangum and Jullian Koster have performed “Engine” at the most recent dates on the Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Tour. The first time they pulled out this ten-year-old b-side was in Pittsburgh (video after the jump…), and in some … Continue reading Jeff Mangum and Julian Koster Play Engine