Jeff Mangum’s keeping plenty busy with his brand-new Neutral Milk Hotel website, which has all the information about that upcoming box set. It also has his regularly updated personal online radio show and, now, another previously unreleased track from the seminal indie rockers. It’s an alternate version of “Engine.” NMH faithful previously heard the original version of this track on the “Holland, 1945” single and Oh, Merge: Merge Records 10 Year Anniversary Compilation. So as if this nice weather and the three-day-weekend wasn’t enough reason to celebrate, now we have some new Neutral Milk Hotel to make the cipher complete, so to speak.
You can listen to the alternate version of “Engine” here.