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Music video: Neutral Milk Hotel - "Naomi", dir. by Galaxie 500's Naomi Yang

Naomi Yang

A week before the release of their awesome box set, Neutral Milk Hotel is back in the news with a music video for their classic, “Naomi”. The track, off 1996’s On Avery Island, got new life today in a brand-new clip directed by it’s very own namesake: Naomi Yang. The Galaxie 500 and Damon & Naomi bassist was long rumored to be the subject of Jeff Mangum’s song. Now, with a homemade video claiming simply to be made by “Naomi”, she seems to be pretty firmly confirming the myth.

Backstory aside, the video is a bit of a disappointment; it’s really just four minutes of Yang lip-syncing the song over dramatic shots of the forest and a clock. Well, if nothing else it’s a reminder to pick up the NMH box set, which comes out on November 22nd from Merge Records. Check out the video below.