The band delives yet another decent release, albeit one that loads up the first half with impressive results while leaving side two to flounder under its own girth.
MP3: Yo La Tengo – “Periodically Double or Triple” from Popular Songs, out September 8 on Matador. “Never read Proust…” Me neither! But this features the bounciest organ I’ve year in a while. Fun! Yo La Tengo: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki.
You can’t see everything, and with 130 bands over three days, you wouldn’t want to. Words and photos of what we saw in Grant Park this weekend…
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“Mr. Tough” by Yo La Tengo from I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass. Funky falsetto bossa nova! Previously: Pass the Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind. MP3 courtesy of AmpCamp.
“Pass the Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind” by Yo La Tengo from I am Not Afraid of You, and I Will Beat Your Ass, out September 12, 2006 on Matador. It’s eleven minutes of noisy guitar rock!