Stuff Like That There (LP)


Yo La Tengo

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Amoeba Review

08/26/2015

Stuff Like That There is a victory lap for beloved indie rockers Yo La Tengo, who are celebrating 30 years as a band together. Though an odds and sods collection might seem like a cash in, Stuff Like That There actually is a distinct Yo La Tengo album with its own feel that should appeal to any fan of the band. These covers and reworkings of older Yo La Tengo songs, plus a couple of new originals (similar to the format of 1990’s Fakebook) together cast a bewitching spell. The trio (plus returning former member Dave Schramm on guitar) craft warm, sunlit versions of these songs that bleed into one another and feel like watching one long, continuous sunset. Georgia Hubley’s softly creaking vocals perfectly fit Darlene McCrea’s “My Heart’s Not In It” and Hank Williams’ “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and gives new lovelorn shading to The Cure’s “Friday I’m in Love.” New song “Rickety” is a delicate duet with husband Ira Kaplan, while new versions of YLT tunes like Popular Songs’ “All Your Secrets” benefit from the genteel yet upbeat enough presentation given here, completely transforming a song like I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One’s shoegazer “Deeper Into Movies” into a lightly layered space-folk ballad. Stuff sounds mostly like four musicians in a room perfectly comfortable with one another and luxuriating in the mellow vibes of their easy chemistry. It’s an incredibly pleasant listen and a nice gift for fans who’ve grown up for years with Yo La Tengo.   



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
My Heart's Not In It
Yo La Tengo 02:48
2.
Rickety
Yo La Tengo 03:46
3.
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Yo La Tengo 02:51
4.
All Your Secrets
Yo La Tengo 03:18
5.
The Ballad of Red Buckets
Yo La Tengo 04:49
6.
Friday I'm In Love
Yo La Tengo 03:11
7.
Before We Stopped To Think
Yo La Tengo 02:59


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Butchie's Tune
Yo La Tengo 02:46
2.
Automatic Doom
Yo La Tengo 02:37
3.
Awhileaway
Yo La Tengo 04:03
4.
I Can Feel The Ice Melting
Yo La Tengo 02:35
5.
Naples
Yo La Tengo 02:44
6.
Deeper Into Movies
Yo La Tengo 05:09
7.
Somebody's In Love
Yo La Tengo 02:05

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