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- Posted on May 13th 2011 3:30PM by Cameron Matthews
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Characters April (Aubrey Plaza) and Andy (Chris Pratt) had been convinced to play Tom Haverford's (Aziz Ansari) game 'Know Your Boo,' which ends disastrously when April answers "Jeff Mangum" to the question "Which rock star would your lady get with?" instead of naming Andy, who fronts a band called Mouse Rat. Later, Andy answers that April's "favorite place to smush" (think about it) would be in "the Neutral Milk Hotel."
This coincides with the reclusive Mangum's return to the Brooklyn music scene while also marking the beginning of Neutral Milk Hotel's transcendence into the mainstream. "Who is Jeff Mangum?" Andy Dwyer asks after April's definitive answer.
It is quite possible that many people were scratching their heads as well. The Neutral Milk Hotel singer is definitely back from the woods with a recent string of solo shows this coming fall, including the ATP festival. Mangum has also performed with Atlanta experimental supergroup the Soap Scums, which features Elf Power's Laura Carter. With thousands of eyes now on the 'King of Carrot Flowers,' will the band return with a new album, or will the singer recede into the dark recesses of Merge records' back catalog?