According to various sources on Twitter, elusive Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum performed a very rare set at a loft in Bushwick, Brooklyn tonight. (UPDATE: It was the Schoolhouse.) He played ten Neutral Milk Hotel songs for an audience of approximately 75 people.
Ben Goldberg of Ba Da Bing Records, who helped set up the show, says, “I really can’t say what this means in terms of future performances. This was a last minute show, done intentionally without buildup to let it be as simple and easy going as possible. It seems to have gone exactly like that. What I honestly feel like I saw tonight wasn’t The Greatest Musician In The World Performing The Most Amazing Songs Ever, but rather a fantastic musician performing his wonderful songs. God, I have to say that is so much more gratifying than trying to look at it as a life altering event. I bet others who were there would agree with me.”
01 Oh Comely
02 In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
06 King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1
07 Song Against Sex
09 Two Headed Boy
10 Two Headed Boy Pt. 2