Saturday, April 25, 2009

Neutral Milk Hotel- Invent Yourself A Shortcake

This is a self-recorded demo tape by the lo-fi/indie/folk band Neutral Milk Hotel. Because it's a demo and was originally recorded on cassette, the sound quality isn't that great. Despite this you should definitely take a listen, if not for NMH being an amazing band then for the sheer insanity that goes on in the recording. Some of the songs are melodic, while others just seem like organized chaos. "Synthetic Flying Machine" is a very early version of the song "The King of Carrot Flowers Part 3" from NMH's classic In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. I love Neutral Milk Hotel and this album is a good look their early days as a band.

Band Website
Track Listing:
1. Digestion Machine
2. Calypso Part One
3. My Dreamgirl Don't Exist
4. Calypso Part Two
5. Chocolate Coffin
6. Sinking Ship
7. Random Noise
8. Jaw Harp
9. A&E Melody
10. Prank Call
11. More Noise
12. Synthetic Flying Machine
13. Charlotte
14. Love You on a Tuesday
15. Spooky Sounds
16. Preacherman

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