Posts Tagged ‘Julian Koster’

The Music Tapes Tinker With Reality Through Lullabies and House Shows

The Music Tapes are a living and breathing group of musicians, but they move between reality and myth. Led by Julian Koster (former member of Neutral Milk Hotel), the band is in the middle of its "Lullaby" tour, traveling around the country to play in people's homes. "The Music Tapes is an all-encompassing [...]

The Sleigher: The Singing Saw at Christmastime

What it is: Multi-instrumentalist Julian Koster, of Neutral Milk Hotel and The Music Tapes fame, performs traditional Christmas songs arranged entirely for singing saw–an instrument which produces a sound that is not unlike a slowly deflating balloon.
The bike under the tree: As a devout fan of The Muppets, the guest-Sleigher finds some pleasure in hearing [...]