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Re: yo la tengo

Post by schlump » Tue May 06, 2008 17:38

summer sun's got tiny birds on, right? i heard that song yesterday for the first time in a really long while. james mcnew niceness. similarly, i liked his black flowers best on the new one.

also: they do a gentle decora on some freewheelin' show. lovely!

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Re: yo la tengo

Post by wrapyrtroubles » Tue May 06, 2008 18:06

yay tiny birds!
yay black flowers!
*swoon* decora!

i did some really unoriginal "tiny birds" inspired work for my final show when i was doing my art foundation. the main piece was quite cool though: i made about eighty small birds in clay and suspended at different heights from the ceiling, sort of in a flock. aw.

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Re: yo la tengo

Post by grumpytimes » Tue May 13, 2008 12:56

just want to make sure everybody has seen this. i know everybody knows the story behind the name, but this is so well done.

http://www.yolatengo.com/kaplanskorner.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

pretty much everything is there fun section is great, esp the kids response to little eyes.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Tue May 13, 2008 14:22

grumpytimes wrote:...esp the kids response to little eyes.
oh man. that made my womb hurt. i'm going to have thousands of children and make them all listen to yo la tengo.

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Re: yo la tengo

Post by grumpytimes » Thu May 15, 2008 12:25

oh man. that made my womb hurt. i'm going to have thousands of children and make them all listen to yo la tengo.
what i love is that they all give the band constructive criticism and that they don't think of a song as a finished article, rather something that can always be reworked and reimagined. maybe they're all big VU fans.

i really hope the kid who likes it because it sounds like it's recorded under water starts recording music when he's older. actually, no i'd prefer if he started right now.

also when you think about it the vocals on the next album were louder...

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Post by lynsosaurus » Thu May 15, 2008 13:35

they were all quite firm regarding their opinions on the vocals, weren't they? my favourite was this one:
i like the music of the bass and the drums and if i see drums i will go and tell my parnts. i want them
and the kid who asked for some trumpet.

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Re: yo la tengo

Post by squirrelboutique » Sat Feb 28, 2009 02:58

Tears Are in Your Eyes gives me the nicest kind of shivers.

Also, I feel my summer would be perfect if I could somehow see Yo La Tengo this year.

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Post by everard » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:07

wrapyrtroubles wrote:i first saw them aged 17 at the gardner arts centre as part of the brighton festival... so, that would have been The Year 2000? they were awesome. most of what they played was from "and then nothing...". a boy i knew saw me there and said to me "i didn't know you were cool." now, had i been actually cool, i would have said something like "and i didn't know you were an idiot". but actually i was just a shy little 17 year old so i probably giggled and went red in the face.
i was at this show too. may 2000. it was a few weeks before i graduated and it felt like everyone i knew from three years of being at sussex was there, so it was quite a special evening to me. and the show was fantastic. robyn hitchcock backed by ylt, playing "i wanna destroy you" was a highlight.

i can hear the heart is probably the album with my favourite songs on, but because of that show and then nothing is easily my favourite album of theirs.

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Re: yo la tengo

Post by Paquito » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:46

UK tour dates -
And the band will be back in the UK in November, no Freewheeling this time, it’s back to the good old fashioned rock n roll show. Dates below :

Fri 6 Nov : SCOTLAND, GLASGOW, ABC1 : http://www.abcglasgow.com / £14

Sat 7 Nov : UK, MANCHESTER, ACADEMY 2 : http://www.manchesteracademy.net / £14

Sun 8 Nov : UK, LONDON, THE ROUNDHOUSE : http://www.roundhouse.org.uk / £17
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Re: yo la tengo

Post by lynsosaurus » Wed Jun 17, 2009 15:33

YEAH!

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Re: yo la tengo

Post by annie » Wed Jun 17, 2009 16:18

there were so good on monday. they were playing as part of the meltdown festival at the QEH as 'the freewheeling yo la tengo', which meant they wanted members of the audience to ask random questions, they would answer them, tell some funny anecdote, then play a song tenuously related to the question. though this concept did get somewhat abused by questions such as 'what's your favourite season to wear a sweater?'

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james: well, the coolest doesn't necessarily mean the best, so maybe the ability to remember the entire ATP timetable. 'what time are mogwai on?' '6.15, main stage.' 'thanks, ATP timetable guy!'

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Re: yo la tengo

Post by Gordon » Wed Jun 17, 2009 16:30

Think I will try to go to see them in Glasgow. Long time away... not sure if I've ever seen yo la tengo, which means, probably not.
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Re: yo la tengo

Post by Rimbaud » Thu Jun 18, 2009 18:12

Great stuff.

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Re: yo la tengo

Post by indiansummer » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:01

I watched their set at the Pitchfork fest via the live stream, and it was absolutely ace.

They're one of those bands where i'd been meaning to buy the records for YEARS but never got round to it - so now, apart from And Then Nothing, i still don't own anything. I do like that record, but i always liked their version of Little Honda (coincidentally one of my favourite Beach Boys songs) an awful lot too. And i loved Ira's guitar screaming throughout their Pitchfork set. Should i investigate I Can Hear The Heart next?
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Re: yo la tengo

Post by bocken » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:15

Yes!

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Re: yo la tengo

Post by Wheatabeat » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:23

indiansummer wrote:I watched their set at the Pitchfork fest via the live stream, and it was absolutely ace.

They're one of those bands where i'd been meaning to buy the records for YEARS but never got round to it - so now, apart from And Then Nothing, i still don't own anything. I do like that record, but i always liked their version of Little Honda (coincidentally one of my favourite Beach Boys songs) an awful lot too. And i loved Ira's guitar screaming throughout their Pitchfork set. Should i investigate I Can Hear The Heart next?
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Re: yo la tengo

Post by indiansummer » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:36

i heard Little Honda when it came out and totally loved it... i must've been 14/15 at the time though, and the album was always about £14/15. Which seemed a bit pricey.

It's always been in the back of my mind as a record i should really buy some day.
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Re: yo la tengo

Post by Rimbaud » Fri Jul 31, 2009 04:11

If you think that's good then wait till you hear 'The Fireside' & 'And The Glitter Is Gone' both over ten minutes. Amazing stuff.

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Re: yo la tengo

Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Aug 04, 2009 02:18

I'm posting this here even though it already got posted in another thread because it's all buried in talk of whether or not Yo La Tengo would be a horrible idea for Indietracks and I have already fallen in love with this song off the new album and want to talk about the new songs with people who have heard them. That's a very long sentence.

And If It's True is so, so, pretty with those strings and Georgia. The new album is the perfect end of summer album.


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