More Than A Hipster Touchstone: Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

Presented with Strand Bookstore


When the skies crack open and Jehovah appears — angry that we have destroyed the planet, waged war on one another, and supported Adam Sandler movies — I will brave the storm and the screaming and climb the mount with a copy of Neutral Milk Hotel’s seminal 1998 album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea and a really good pair of headphones and God will learn what I know to be true — that because of THIS work of art, humanity should be spared destruction.

Join us for a special Olio where we look closely at the supreme poetry of the printed out lyrics for 60 minutes, and then, armed with a better understanding of what is going on, listen to the whole 40 minute album, and remember for a second what it is to be whole.





Location: Strand Bookstore

828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

The Rare Book Room at Strand Bookstore boasts an elegant venue, the walls lined with leather-bound treasures from a book hand printed in 1480 to a limited edition Ulysses signed by Henri Matisse, the illustrator, and by James Joyce. 


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