Jeff Mangum Performs Neutral Milk Hotel Songs at Chris Knox Benefit


Last night, at Manhattan’s (Le) Poisson Rouge, something we didn’t dare dream about happened: Jeff Mangum performed Neutral Milk Hotel tracks for the first time in our adult life at a benefit for New Zealand music legend Chris Knox. Mangum’s five-song set was comprised of “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea,” “A Baby for Pree,” “Two Headed Boy Pt. 2,” “Engine” and “Oh Comely.” Since, for reasons that are entirely our own fault, we missed the show last night, we’re grateful that a few kind souls have uploaded some understandably lo-fi video of the performance. After the jump, gawk, hate yourself for not being there, and (if you’re like us) tear up a little watching Mangum play “Oh Comely” and “A Baby for Pree.”

“Oh Comely”

“A Baby for Pree”

[via The L Magazine]