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Yo La Tengo - There's A Riot Going On Vinyl LP Indies Only Orange Colour 2018

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Cat no. OLE11668

Track Listing:

Side A

1. You Are Here
2. Shades of Blue
3. She May, She Might

Side B

4. For You Too
5. Ashes
6. Polynesia #1
7. Dream Dream Away

Side C

7. Shortwave
8. Above the Sound
9. Let's Do It Wrong
10. What Chance Have I Got

Side D

11. Esportes Casual
12. Forever
13. Out of the Pool
14. Here You Are

While there’s a riot going on, Yo La Tengo will remind you what it’s like to dream. The sound burbles and washes and flows and billows. If records were dedicated to the cardinal elements, this one would be water. There are shimmery hazes, spectral rumbles, a flash of backward masking, ghostly flamingos calling “shoo-bop shoo-bop.” Even if your mind is not unclouded - shaken, misdirected, out of words and out of time - you can still float, ride the waves of an ocean deeper than your worries and above the sound. For Yo La Tengo this is a slow-motion action painting and Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan and James McNew did it all themselves, in their rehearsal studio, with no outside engineer (John McEntire later did the mix). They did not rehearse or jam together beforehand; they turned on the recorder and let things coalesce. Songs came together over long stretches, sometimes as much as a year going by between parts. You’d never guess this, since the layers are finessed with such a liquid brush. You’d imagine most of the songs had sprung forth whole, since they will enter your head that way. Within two listens you will be powerless to resist the magnetic draw of ‘Shades of Blue’, will involuntarily hear ‘She May, She Might’ on your internal jukebox first thing in the morning and ‘Let’s Do It Wrong’ late at night. While there’s a riot going on you will feel capable of bobbing through like a cork.