Ira and Company later joined Wilco on stage
[photo courtesy of Ryan Muir]
Yo La Tengo has stayed fresh for over two decades by consistently keeping fans on their toes with the unpredictable. On Monday night, in an opening slot for 12,000 Wilco fans, one might have expected a fairly straightforward accessible set from YLT. Instead the band delivered an hour of fuzz and crackle anchored by the complete madness of the twenty minute closer “The Story of Yo La Tango”. While the set left casual listeners with raised eyebrows, those who listened closely were treated to an hour of what makes Yo La Tengo special. Also featured in the set were three songs from Popular Songs, the new album due in September.
We recorded from the same location as the Wilco recording, but the wind was heavier during this set. While there was also more chatter during the YLT opening, there were significantly fewer people in the venue so that the crowd din is also lower. Overall, this is certainly a fine recording although not of the quality of our several YLT Hannukah Maxwell’s recordings. Enjoy!
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Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
Yo La Tengo
Keyspan Baseball Park
Brooklyn, NY USA
Four Track Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Inside Soundboard Area
300 Feet from the Stage
Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac
Recorded and Produced
[Total Time 1:02:34]
01 Here to Fall
02 Mr. Tough
03 We’re An American Band
04 Little Eyes
05 Autumn Sweater
06 [banter – baseballs]
07 Periodically Double or Triple
08 From A Motel 6
09 Nothing to Hide
10 Tom Courtenay
11 The Story of Yo La Tango
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