Covered in its entirety on May 13 at the Mission Creek Music Festival. We find this both exhilarating and suspect.
Read the release after the jump and decide for yourself.
Go Mangum. — d2
Mission Creek Music Festival presents….
Ledbetter & his Best Bet….
playing In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Sunday, May 13, 2007
406 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA
Athens-based Neutral Milk Hotel released In the Aeroplane Over the Sea in
1998, led by chief lyricist and songwriter, Jeff Mangum. The critically
acclaimed album is a widely popular recording. A spiritually motivated work,
it is conceptually based on the beauty to be found in the horrific fate of
Anne Frank and similarly overwhelming tragedies.
The album was highly praised by critics for its wildly inventive
instrumentation, provocative and impassioned lyrics. Although it met with
scant response from the general public when it was released, the recording
has continued to gain momentum in indie music circles and has become a cult
classic, selling well over 100,000 copies.
However, the record, along with the year of constant touring that succeeded
it, took its toll on Mangum. The band quite abruptly went on hiatus, turning
down all requests for shows, including a support slot for R.E.M., and little
was heard from
Mangum after that point.
Nearly a decade since its debut, San Francisco based Ledbetter and his Best
Bet bring this cult classic to life in its entirety during the 11th Annual
Mission Creek Music Festival.