Elephant 6

October 28, 2008

NPR’s reporting on a possible Elephant 6 reunion that even includes the insanely reclusive Jeff Mangum. I’m not betting on this thing lasting to the west coast, but if it does, I’m gonna shell out some cash to go back in time and feel like I’m in high school again. I don’t know if there’s a single album that I’ve considered a favorite for longer than In the Aeroplan Over the Sea.

Neutral Milk Hotel drummer Jeremy Barnes attended the Chicago concert, but did not perform. It was the first time all four original members of the band had gathered together for a show since their tour for In the Aeroplane Over the Sea ended in 1998. Though some in the audience pleaded for the band to do something from the album, Mangum exited quietly after “Engine,” leaving hopes for a Neutral Milk Hotel reunion hanging in the air.