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For the fifth night of Hanukkah, Yo La Tengo dedicated their show to Brooklyn and to benefit the Brooklyn Recovery Fund, and honored the borough’s rich hip-hop tradition with the somewhat off-the-wall guest opener of El-P. If special guest stars during the main set are your favorite thing about these Hanukkah shows, tonight was not your night, as we didn’t get to experience a rapping Ira, James or Georgia or find hip-hop beats blaring behind “Mr. Tough”. But if Ira’s patented guitar freakouts are more your bag, then this set that went more or less from quiet to loud gave you plenty to love. From the opening solo of “From A Motel 6” into “I Should Have Known Better” to the screaming three-song suite of “Deeper Into Movies” into “Some Kinda Fatigue” into “Sugarcube”, this was a night where the band could shine without any added players. And after that trio came the sprawling “The Story of Yo La Tengo”, a song that, if any in their catalog, is worthy of the name, evolving from a spare organ intro into a full-blown squall of guitar, Ira barely visible from the back of Maxwell’s as he hunched over to will the notes from his instrument. While by Hanukkah standards this set could be billed as a “conventional” one (albeit, one that also saw the debut of another new song, “Cornelia and Jane”), it was, in the story of this 2012 Hanukkah run, no less vital.
I recorded this set in the same manner as the other nights, this time with Schoeps MK5 microphones to produce a fuller, warmer sound. Like all of the recordings released so far, this one benefited from a beautiful house mix by the band’s engineer Mark, and is another outstanding document of the band. Enjoy!
Tonight’s show was a benefit for The Brooklyn Recovery Fund. We ask that if you download this show, you contribute to the charity, which you can easily do by texting “Brooklyn” to the number at the top of this page. Although you are not required to donate to the charity in order to download this show, Yo La Tengo would greatly appreciate it if you would.
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Yo La Tengo
Hanukkah Night 5
Hoboken, NJ USA
Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack
Benefit for the Brooklyn Recovery Fund
Setlist courtesy of Jesse Jarnow (www.jessejarnow.com)
Soundboard (engineer: Mark) + Schoeps MK5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, adjust levels)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ and exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )
Tracks [Total Time: 1:33:23]
02 From A Motel 6>
03 I Should Have Known Better
04 Here To Fall
06 Can’t Forget
07 I Can Hear Music [Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich & Phil Spector]
09 If It’s True
10 Mr. Tough
11 Nowhere Near
13 Cornelia and Jane
14 Deeper Into Movies>
15 Some Kinda Fatigue>
17 The Story of Yo La Tengo
18 [encore break]
19 Dog Meat [Flamin’ Groovies]
21 Hanky Panky Nohow [John Cale]