For the Record, Jeff Mangum Was Not Playing Video Games While in Hiding


At a Baltimore show last night, the formerly reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel front man opened the floor for questions. (See! So totally not shy that he will answer random queries from the audience.) On the docket: Is he making another album? "I'll make [one] if my heart tells me to, but not for any other reason." Why'd he start touring again? "I saw how it made people happy and that made me happy." Has he played the fan-made video game in which the Mangum avatar travels back in time to kill Nazis? "You gotta be kidding me." Jeff! What the hell else were you up to all those years? Try a video game, man; sometimes they're fun. [Baltimore Magazine via Pitchfork]