Engine (Live in Columbus) (Video)

    Jeff Mangum has been around more than Sly Stone and Michael Jackson combined these days: he’s been popping up on tour with the Elephant 6 Collective on their Elephant 6 Surprise Tour. Last week he did some Olivia Tremor Control and Elf Power, but this weekend in Columbus and Pittsburgh, he gave the people what they wanted: some Neutral Milk Hotel.

     

    OK, it wasn’t anything off of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, but it was pretty close—the B-side to the “Holland, 1945,” “Engine.” It’s a great track and a great performance. In order to prevent myself from going too awesomely hyperbolic, just watch the clip. [Pitchfork]