The Elephant 6 Mystery Plus Opinions on Jack White & Sharon Van Etten


Elephant 6 was more than a record label, it was an artistic movement that included the bands Neutral Milk Hotel, Apples in Stereo and Olivia Tremor Control among many others. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Adam Clair about his book on Elephant 6, "Endless Endless." Plus Jim and Greg also review new albums by Jack White and Sharon Van Etten. 

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Fear Of The Dawn Jack White

Jack White Fear Of The Dawn

Jack White attained guitar hero status for his work in The White Stripes, but last month released his fourth album under his own name, Fear Of The Dawn. It has a broader sonic palette than his previous albums and Jim and Greg end up disagreeing on how successful it is.

We've Been Going About This All Wrong Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten Weve Been Going About This All Wrong

Sharon Van Etten's sixth album We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong is intended to be heard as a whole. There have been no advance singles available before the release date. Jim and Greg agree the wait is worth it, though. They both think this could be the best album she's ever made.

Elephant 6


Author Adam Clair spent 13 years writing “Endless Endless: A Lo-Fi History of the Elephant 6 Mystery.” Three of those years he lived in Athens, Georgia immersing himself in the community of musicians who made Elephant 6 legendary. He discusses the core bands The Apples in Stereo, Neutral Milk Hotel and Olivia Tremor Control and talks about how Neutral Milk Hotel leader Jeff Mangum disappeared after releasing their second album, “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea” and eventually came back for reunion tours- even headlining Coachella.

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