Jeff Mangum has been reemerging from his public retirement sporadically for the past several years. I saw him pop up to sing with The Instruments at The Fix a couple years ago, and I heard he made an appearance with Olivia Tremor Control at the Bowery in '05. But no manifestation of Neutral Milk Hotel has appeared since '98 (Jeff's last performance was in 2001 in New Zealand). Until now!!!
Here's Jeff with his old NMH mate Julian Koster (The Music Tapes) on singing saw, playing the superb "Engine" (originally a B-side on the limited "Holland, 1945" single):