Download: Jeff Mangum Sounding Fantastic in Toronto


We’ve seen Jeff Mangum get onstage and sing a few choruses at his Elephant 6 pals’ shows over the past few years, and even caught some grainy video of him performing Neutral Milk Hotel songs at a benefit last May. If anything, those brief glimpses make us even more grateful to Stereogum for pointing us to a downloadable, high-quality recording of Mangum’s recent performance in Toronto. Thanks to Southern Souls, you can hear him singing most of NMH’s best songs, including about half of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, “Song Against Sex,” a Roky Erickson, and even amusing the crowd with banter. Most importantly, Mangum sounds fantastic — confident, strong, and with a voice just as textured and emotive as we remember it. Do yourself a favor and stream or download the set here. [Image via]