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Author Topic: The Elephant 6 Recording Company  (Read 696 times)

audrey palmer

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The Elephant 6 Recording Company
« on: November 19, 2011, 08:16:07 PM »

I thought it might be useful to make this thread instead of making one for the individual acts. I don't know a lot about the Elephant 6 bands, I'm still learning but it would be nice to have somewhere to share them and appreciate them a bit.

Basically the Elephant 6 Recording Company was started by some childhood friends who grew up making music together and went on to form and support some of the most interesting bands of the 90s - The Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Apples In Stereo and (earlier in their career) of Montreal.

Neutral Milk Hotel are probably the most well-known band to come out of this due to their critically acclamed album In The Aeroplane Over The See and you've probably seen Jeff Mangum (lead singer)'s name around as he's been playing some shows recently.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/lcgyKo7vbm4" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/lcgyKo7vbm4</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/4avoEbGjYu0" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/4avoEbGjYu0</a>

The Olivia Tremor Control are another really great band and they are more 'psychadelic' sounding. Shamefully I've only listened to one of their albums but it's really been so amazing that I haven't really felt like I was ready to move on to another yet. Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One is really amazing, it blends cheery 60s like pop and twinkling sound collages.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/LqtAuaVppW4" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/LqtAuaVppW4</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/5nskHp19580" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/5nskHp19580</a>

Please listen! And if you already know about these bands/the collective please post!
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Re: The Elephant 6 Recording Company
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011, 02:34:14 AM »

Some of my favorites:

The Olivia Tremor Control - Holiday Surprise 1,2,3.


Oh Comely - Neutral Milk Hotel [with lyrics]


and i was going to post one from Elf Power too but i'm realizing i can't pick just one and now i just have to listen to all of "Back to the Web".... such good music
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Re: The Elephant 6 Recording Company
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 02:14:38 PM »

I LOVE Olivia Tremor Control!!
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I still think all the stuff that looks inexplicably related/complementary is just us seeing a tiny fraction of a bigger interconnected whole; we're seeing the intersection of a higher-dimensional phenomenon slicing through our 3+ dimensional existence.

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Re: The Elephant 6 Recording Company
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2014, 12:53:33 PM »

I'm a fan of both Olivia Tremor Control and Jeff Mangum.
I played In the Aeroplane Over the Sea at an Open Mic once. I also used to try and sing Oh Comely

Dusk at Cubist Castle is amazing.  It has like 10+ really strong songs.  I'm so happy I got it from the library and downloaded it onto my computer otherwise I probably would've never heard of it.
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