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Will Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum Play More Shows?

Indie-rock's Bigfoot showed up unexpectedly at a Brooklyn venue last weekend, and now a bunch of live dates from his Elephant 6 crew have been announced. The Holiday Surprise Tour promises to feature members of Neutral Milk Hotel, Olivia Tremor Control, Elf Power, Circulatory System, and the Music Tapes all playing each others' songs together, plus short films and audience-participation games. So was Mangum maybe warming up to make more appearances on the trek? And, if so, will that permanently damage his recluse allure? [Pitchfork]

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