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Yo La Tengo – We Have Amnesia Sometimes (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Yo La Tengo – We Have Amnesia Sometimes (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 37:16 minutes | 348 MB | Genre: Alternative, Indie
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Matador

Yo La Tengo have corralled their recent string of new tracks for an instrumental album titled We Have Amnesia Sometimes, which the long-running New Jersey band created during a week of socially distanced recording sessions this past spring.

Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan and James McNew recorded We Have Amnesia Sometimes’ five compositions over a 10-day stretch from late April to early May amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Yo La Tengo – There’s A Riot Going On (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Yo La Tengo – There’s A Riot Going On (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:03:23 minutes | 1,2 GB | Genre: Indie Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: 7Digital | Front Cover | © Matador

“There’s a Riot Going On” is the fifteenth full-length album by the American Indie-Rock band Yo La Tengo. 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.

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