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Posts tagged "the music tapes"
Julian Koster: Some other lovely reality intruding into ours

Julian Koster: Some other lovely reality intruding into ours

Julian Koster — member of Neutral Milk Hotel, The Music Tapes, and contributor to The Olivia Tremor Control and Elephant 6 — reminds me a little at times of Ralphie from A Christmas Story (even though he’s exponentially sweeter, incapable of manipulation and clearly, neither tortured nor neurotic). When he talks about his music, singing saw...
Stream 'Mary's Voice' LP by The Music Tapes in full

Stream ‘Mary’s Voice’ LP by The Music Tapes in full

Still heady with excitement over our chat with Julian Koster a few days ago, The Music Tapes drop this magnificent singing-saw-filled little bomb: The full stream of their new LP, Mary’s Voice. The record will be released in CD, LP and digital formats by Merge Records on September 4th. Back The Music Tapes’ The Traveling...
Julian Koster: 'The Traveling Imaginary' becomes reality

Julian Koster: ‘The Traveling Imaginary’ becomes reality

Julian Koster’s The Music Tapes — an offspring of musical collective Elephant 6 — have conceived of an ambitious spectacle for their forthcoming tour supporting September 4th album Mary’s Voice, dubbing it, The Traveling Imaginary. Deemed by Koster as “a long-dreamt-of undertaking on a grander scale than anything we have ever done,” The Traveling Imaginary...
Neutral Milk Hotel's Julian Koster announces new LP

Neutral Milk Hotel’s Julian Koster announces new LP

Julian Koster, key member of Neutral Milk Hotel, has announced a new LP under his moniker The Music Tapes to hit September 4th. Entitled Mary’s Voice, The Music Tapes’ third full-length album follows up 2008’s acclaimed Music Tapes for Clouds and Tornadoes — that album’s Majesty is below — and is described as a warm, “accessible invitation” to...