Saturday, March 1

Recognize this man?

Jeff Mangum, reclusive musician and mastermind of Neutral Milk Hotel.

Slate magazine's Taylor Clark dubs him "the Salinger of indie rock". The Aeroplane Over the Sea was released 10 years ago, inspired by Mangum's reading of The Diary of Anne Frank. Clark reports that The Aeroplane Over the Sea continues to make critic's lists and is a perennial discovery though Mangum has removed himself from the grid, leaving only rumors of new projects and fans frustrated with his hoarding of talents.
Read the full Slate post here
And/Or better yet, listen to one of my all-time favorite tunes: The King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1