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Watch: Jeff Mangum plays with The Soap Scums

on May 10, 2011, 5:47pm

Fact: This fall, reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum will play a series of North American shows. It’s still hard to believe, even after typing it. What’s even harder to bite is actually seeing him live – in the flesh, so to speak. So, you could imagine where our jaws went when Merge Records pointed out today that the singer-songwriter recently teamed up with Elf Power’s Laura Carter and The Olivia Tremor Control’s Peter Erchick, John Fernandes, and Eric Harris to perform a surprise set under the moniker The Soap Scums as AUX Experimental Arts Festival in Athens, GA. Fact or fiction? Fact. Though, we’re still in a quasi state of disbelief ourselves, even after watching the corresponding video, which would make David Lynch’s Inland Empire seem quaint. This is the same guy who wrote “Two-Headed Boy”?

Jeff Mangum 2011 Tour Dates:
08/12 – Toronto, ON @ Trinity St. Pauls Centre
08/13 – Toronto, ON @ Trinity St. Pauls Centre
09/09 – Cambridge @ Sanders Theatre at Harvard University
09/10 – Boston, MA @ Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory
09/30 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Paramount Theater (ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror)
10/03 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Paramount Theater (ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror)
10/29 – New York, NY @ Town Hall
11/06 – Jersey City, NJ @ Loew’s Theatre
12/02-04 – Minehead, UK @ ATP UK Curated by Jeff Mangum

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