For a certain breed of music fan, it was like hearing that JD Salinger was returning from the grave to read The Catcher in the Rye …. Jeff Mangum, the reclusive former frontman of Athens, Georgia cult legends Neutral Milk Hotel, announced his first major live appearances since he silently retired from music more than a decade ago. To the thousands of fanatics of Elephant 6 – the US musical collective dedicated to all things buzz-fi, psychedelic and anti-slick, of which Mangum was a key member – this was astounding news.