Posts Tagged ‘Yo La Tengo’

July 14, 2015

It’s news to me that Yo La Tengo is releasing a covers album soon. Off of Stuff Like That There comes a lulling cover of The Cure classic Friday I’m In Love, for which the band has released a brand new music video. The jangly cover is infinitely dreamy, meandering along gently and tenderly. I can’t help but to fall in love with it, even though it’s certainly not Friday yet, as much as I wish it were. Stuff Like That There will be out on August 28th via Matador.

OFFICIAL VID: Yo La Tengo – Ohm

July 11, 2013

This music video is worthy of sharing just for the visuals themselves, though, of course, the Yo La Tengo song is pretty good, too! Ohm is off their recent album Fade. The music video was created and directed by the creator of The Simpsons, and it’s an adorable, colorful, tongue in cheek clip that has a school of kids dissect who or what exactly veteran indie rock band Yo La Tengo is. I really enjoyed the formula scenes. How much music (song names, band names, artist names, etc) can you glean out of all those writings? Pretty sweet stuff! The animation is by Sugarshack Animation. Good job, fellas! Ohm will be released on a limited edition 12" soon on Matador. Alright, time to watch the clip again.

OFFICIAL VID: Yo La Tengo – Ohm

July 11, 2013

This music video is worthy of sharing just for the visuals themselves, though, of course, the Yo La Tengo song is pretty good, too! Ohm is off their recent album Fade. The music video was created and directed by the creator of The Simpsons, and it’s an adorable, colorful, tongue in cheek clip that has a school of kids dissect who or what exactly veteran indie rock band Yo La Tengo is. I really enjoyed the formula scenes. How much music (song names, band names, artist names, etc) can you glean out of all those writings? Pretty sweet stuff! The animation is by Sugarshack Animation. Good job, fellas! Ohm will be released on a limited edition 12" soon on Matador. Alright, time to watch the clip again.

Wilco covered Get Lucky (AND A LOT MORE)

June 24, 2013

Chicago rock veterans Wilco played a set at Solid Sound Festival in Massachusetts, and they decided to do some thing kind of crazy cool. They played a covers set filled with 27 classic and new tunes. There’s a full set up on NYCTaper but their service seems to be temporarily down, so in the meantime, let’s just tune into this fan video of PART of the set. Which part? Wilco’s cool spot on cover of the ubiquitous Get Lucky. This looks like it was LOADS of fun. 

Here’s a list of all the covers they went through during this gig. Amazing. I want to hear it all:

The Boys Are Back in Town (Thin Lizzy cover)
Cut Your Hair (Pavement cover)
In the Street (Big Star cover)
New Madrid (Uncle Tupelo cover)
Dead Flowers (The Rolling Stones cover)
Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan cover)
Ripple (Grateful Dead cover)
Who Loves the Sun (The Velvet Underground cover)
And Your Bird Can Sing (The Beatles cover)
And Your Bird Can Sing (The Beatles cover) (And Your Bird Can Sing was … more)
Psychotic Reaction (Count Five cover)
Tom Courtenay (Yo La Tengo cover) (with Yo La Tengo)
James Alley Blues
Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks cover) (with Lucius)
Waterloo (ABBA cover) (with Lucius)
(What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love and Understanding (Brinsley Schwarz cover)
Marquee Moon (Television cover)
Happy Birthday To You (Mildred J. Hill cover) (to Pat Sansone)
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper (Blue Öyster Cult cover)
Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young cover)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk cover)
Surrender (Cheap Trick cover)
Color Me Impressed (The Replacements cover) (with Tommy Stinson)
Kingpin
Thank You Friends (Big Star cover)
The Weight (The Band cover) (with Lucius)
Roadrunner (The Modern Lovers cover) (with Yo La Tengo)

While we’re waiting for the full set to become available, here’s the rocking Marquee Moon (Television) cover, an 11+ minute jam.

Wilco covered Get Lucky (AND A LOT MORE)

June 24, 2013

Chicago rock veterans Wilco played a set at Solid Sound Festival in Massachusetts, and they decided to do some thing kind of crazy cool. They played a covers set filled with 27 classic and new tunes. There’s a full set up on NYCTaper but their service seems to be temporarily down, so in the meantime, let’s just tune into this fan video of PART of the set. Which part? Wilco’s cool spot on cover of the ubiquitous Get Lucky. This looks like it was LOADS of fun. 

Here’s a list of all the covers they went through during this gig. Amazing. I want to hear it all:

The Boys Are Back in Town (Thin Lizzy cover)
Cut Your Hair (Pavement cover)
In the Street (Big Star cover)
New Madrid (Uncle Tupelo cover)
Dead Flowers (The Rolling Stones cover)
Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan cover)
Ripple (Grateful Dead cover)
Who Loves the Sun (The Velvet Underground cover)
And Your Bird Can Sing (The Beatles cover)
And Your Bird Can Sing (The Beatles cover) (And Your Bird Can Sing was … more)
Psychotic Reaction (Count Five cover)
Tom Courtenay (Yo La Tengo cover) (with Yo La Tengo)
James Alley Blues
Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks cover) (with Lucius)
Waterloo (ABBA cover) (with Lucius)
(What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love and Understanding (Brinsley Schwarz cover)
Marquee Moon (Television cover)
Happy Birthday To You (Mildred J. Hill cover) (to Pat Sansone)
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper (Blue Öyster Cult cover)
Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young cover)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk cover)
Surrender (Cheap Trick cover)
Color Me Impressed (The Replacements cover) (with Tommy Stinson)
Kingpin
Thank You Friends (Big Star cover)
The Weight (The Band cover) (with Lucius)
Roadrunner (The Modern Lovers cover) (with Yo La Tengo)

While we’re waiting for the full set to become available, here’s the rocking Marquee Moon (Television) cover, an 11+ minute jam.

OFFICIAL VID: Yo La Tengo – I’ll Be Around

January 31, 2013

New Jersey indie rock band Yo La Tengo just released another full length album, this one titled Fade. The hushed, demure track I’ll Be Around got the video treatment and it’s a food themed rustic video. Oddly enough, if you need the receipes for Spicy Tortilla Soup or Spanish Tortilla, this is the video for you. It’s a novel idea and somehow, it works. Combining food and music? YES, PLEASE! Oh boy, I’m hungry. 

OFFICIAL VID: Yo La Tengo – I’ll Be Around

January 31, 2013

New Jersey indie rock band Yo La Tengo just released another full length album, this one titled Fade. The hushed, demure track I’ll Be Around got the video treatment and it’s a food themed rustic video. Oddly enough, if you need the receipes for Spicy Tortilla Soup or Spanish Tortilla, this is the video for you. It’s a novel idea and somehow, it works. Combining food and music? YES, PLEASE! Oh boy, I’m hungry. 

OFFICIAL VID: Yo La Tengo – Ohm

December 21, 2012

New Jersey indie noise poppers Yo La Tengo shared the opening track to their coming new album Fade, which releases on January 15 on Matador. Ohm is a laid back, lo-fi, warm, scuzzy, droning pop track. The time lapse video for the long 7 minute song befuddles me as to whether it’s an actual official music video or not. I suppose it is? But please excuse me if I’m wrong.

OFFICIAL VID: Yo La Tengo – Ohm

December 21, 2012

New Jersey indie noise poppers Yo La Tengo shared the opening track to their coming new album Fade, which releases on January 15 on Matador. Ohm is a laid back, lo-fi, warm, scuzzy, droning pop track. The time lapse video for the long 7 minute song befuddles me as to whether it’s an actual official music video or not. I suppose it is? But please excuse me if I’m wrong.