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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