Monday, August 22, 2011

VIDEO: Neutral Milk Hotel Performing Live on Parks and Recreation!

I mean, you know, being mentioned is just as odd as a live performance would be. I don't know how I haven't posted this yet. The show Parks and Recreation is a pretty great political allegory and luckily it's also pretty damn funny. They also have the first representation of hipsters in all of western popular culture, Aubrey Plaza's April Ludgate.

In the clip, April is asked on a faux dating show which musician she would sleep with. Although, I don't know if you could call Jeff Mangum a "Rock" "Star." I never understood why those two characters were together, especially when April had the opportunity to have a gay boyfriend with another boyfriend last season. I think this clip perfectly illustrates why their relationship will eventually and inevitably end violently.

Watch the clip below. Thus beginning and completing the list of Neutral Milk Hotel appearances in popular media and also making it so that it is no longer hip to like this band. They had a good run of underground cred though.

Parks and Recreation Neutral Milk Hotel shout out ::

Parks and Recreation Season 3, Episode 14 :: "Road Trip"

Check out my other Neutral Milk Hotel post including a mix of rare and unreleased tracks: