Neutral Milk Hotel
featuring Jeff Mangum, Scott Spillane, Julian Koster, and Jeremy Barnes

W/ Elf Power

Thurs, April 17, 7:30

Albuquerque's Kiva Auditorium

Tickets at

Presented in conjunction with 

AMP Concerts and Joe Anderson Werks

NMHNeutral Milk Hotel were one of the best and most distinctive indie bands of the Nineties. With their second album, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, the group produced a bona fide rock classic, only to quietly disband and withdraw completely from the public eye just as they were gaining a sizable audience. Their reunion tour, featuring classic songs fromAeroplane and On Avery Island, has been greeted rapturously by fans and critics; of a recent Melbourne show, Alexander De Petro of Music Feeds (Australia) wrote: "Despite lofty expectations—this reviewer, for example, has listened to Aeroplane approximately 60,000 times—Mangum and co. outdid themselves in recreating these beloved and overplayed tracks in a live setting. Beyond what mere words can convey, seeing Neutral Milk Hotel perform these songs that I’ve listened to so many times and place so much importance on was an experience far removed from the everyday concert experience. Neutral Milk Hotel have achieved the kind of immortality in their music that few artists can lay claim to, and the unbridled enthusiasm, excitement and love generated from this crowd is a testament to that."

Elf Power formed in 1994 and over the last 19 years have released twelve albums, two EPs, and a handful of singles, while touring North America, Europe, and Japan many times. Albums such as A Dream In Sound and their collaboration with the late Vic Chesnutt, Dark Developments, have cemented the band's reputation as the finest purveyors of modern melodic pychedelic folk rock around. Their latest album, Sunlight On The Moon, combines the scuzzy, sleazy recording qualities of their early lo-fi masterworks with their powerful live bombast, with experiments in Kraftwerk-styled/Eno-esque drum machine minimalism, into a seamless, perfectly flowing whole. The album's release coincides with American tour dates with Neutral Milk Hotel, with whom Elf Power did their first big national tour 15 years ago in 1998.