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2011 must be the year that influential indie artists from the 90s return.  Earlier this year, notoriously reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel singer/songwriter Jeff Mangum appeared in a bizarre video with experimental group The Soap Scums, preforming while wearing a mask.  Now, Mangum is on a worldwide tour in which he’s revisiting classics from his hugely influential 90s albums On Avery Island and In The Aeroplane Over The Sea.  He’s even preformed for Occupy Wall Street.  Although he retreated from public eye shortly after the release of his second album (Aeroplane), he’s back, basically.

  Jeff Mangum, indie rock’s most enigmatic figure, will return to the stage to perform full solo sets this fall.  Today, the singer announced five extra performance dates and locations.  The tour will now begin on August 8th in Burlington, VT.

  This brief tour is remarkable not just because Mangum released one of the best indie rock albums of the 1990s, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, but because he basically disappeared soon after that.  Since the 1998 release of that now classic album, his second with the band Neutral Milk Hotel, Mangum has reemerged only occasionally to contribute to various projects.  His live appearances have been incredibly rare, and he’s generally been regarded as a recluse.