Mysterious Mr. Mangum returns to Pittsburgh


Before Superchunk hit the stage of Graffiti Showcase in February 1998, a rag-tag group of musicians came and went from the stage, all based around a guy strumming a big hollow-body guitar. The instrumentation included a singing saw, accordion, trumpet and occasionally a drum kit, which took the folky music in a more rock direction. This was Neutral Milk Hotel, which released its sophomore album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, that month on Merge, Superchunk's label. 

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