Formed in Ruston, Louisiana, in 1991, Neutral Milk Hotel may have only released two albums, but it has achieved a significant effect on the USA indie music scene. Although the band was never rewarded with commercial success, second album In The Aeroplane Over The Sea was one of the bestselling vinyl albums in 2008 and has earned glowing critical praise for a lo-fi, folk-influenced, slightly eccentric indie pop. The band has been cited as an important influence by numerous well-known bands that have followed it since. Although several of the band’s members have worked together since they went on indefinite hiatus in 1998, there are currently no plans to re-form.
Followers: The Broken Family Band, Noah And The Whale, Death Cab For Cutie, Arcade Fire, Beirut, Mull Historical Society
Influenced By: The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Zombies, Sonic Youth...