The Elephant 6 Recording Co.
Director: C.B. Stockfleth Run Time: 93 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2023
Starring: Elf Power, Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal, The Apples in Stereo, The Olivia Tremor Control
An inside look at The Elephant 6 Recording Co., a ’90s rock collective based in Athens, GA and other college towns, that launched Neutral Milk Hotel, The Olivia Tremor Control, The Apples in Stereo, and other bands with a pop psychedelic sound that changed the face of popular music. Originally circulated as a VHS tape available only by mail to Kickstarter backers and a choice few who discovered a physical flyer, C.B. Stockfleth’s vital, musically vibrant document of one of indie rock’s most idiosyncratic scenes is finally available for theatrical screenings—and with the new addition of footage shot by Lance Bangs.
Staff Pick: Rachel
“They created beauty, even magic, from chaos.” – Rolling Stone
“A kaleidoscopic picture of the elusive collective that birthed Neutral Milk Hotel, Apples in Stereo, of Montreal, and more.” – Ella Feldman, Washington City Paper
“The Elephant 6 Recording Co. wanders across the label so much that it almost feels like six months of booking at Athens’ legendary 40 Watt.” – Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle