Last month, the Elephant 6 label hosted a show in Columbus, Ohio. Normally this wouldn’t be considered news, but on that night Jeff Mangum picked up a guitar and played a Neutral Milk Hotel song for the first time in 7 years. He performed just one song, “Engine”. Here’s a clip of that performance.
10 years ago, Mangum’s Neutral Milk Hotel released one of the greatest albums ever recorded. The final track, “Two-Headed Boy Pt. 2” ends with the sound of Mangum putting his guitar back in his case and closing it. He hasn’t released a single piece of music since.