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Watch The Avett Brothers cover Neutral Milk Hotel

on November 01, 2012, 12:07pm

avettbrothers2012bonnaroo e1339529476970 Watch The Avett Brothers cover Neutral Milk Hotel

Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Looks like Metallica weren’t the only ones playing the covers game at Voodoo Experience last weekend. As Hidden Track points out, The Avett Brothers brought their recent tour-staple to the NOLA stage: a very faithful rendition of the 28th best song ever, Neutral Milk Hotel’s “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea”. What’s more, Seth Avett is almost a ringer for Jeff Mangum – that is, if Mangum ever stood up in concert – admirably matching the NMH singer’s nasally quaver. And while that haunting theremin gets replaced by a violin, the song still comes out pretty spot-on. See for yourself.

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Ray
November 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm

In the original song, it’s a saw playing the high part not a theremin.

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