They Shoot, We Score MP3

Not sure about the legal definition of “popular demand,” but this might actually apply. At long last, They Shoot, We Score collects all of our music — plus outtakes — for the motion pictures Game 6, Junebug, Old Joy, and Shortbus.

Nearly an hour of instrumental music. 27 tracks — 26 of them previously unreleased. Eight-page booklet features posters from around the world. Four different front covers, as shown here, one for each movie. Don’t collect them all, and don’t ask for a specific one — they will be sent out according to a random-number generator by our blindfolded mail-order crew.

Also available in CD form.


OLD JOY 1. Leaving Home 2. Getting Lost 3. Path to Springs 4. Driving Home 5. Leaving Home (alternate version) 6. Old Joy: End Credits

JUNEBUG 7. Ashley 8. Meerkats 9. Madeline 10. A Roomful of Ladies (outtake) 11. David Wark 12. Aftermath (outtake) 13. George

GAME 6 14. This Could Be It 15. The Phantom Who Haunts Broadway 16. Game Time 17. Pharaoh Blues 18. Zoo Chant 19. Love Chant 20. Asbestos 21. Return of the Pharaoh 22. Spec Bebop 23. Buckner’s Boner

SHORTBUS 24. Isolation Tank 25. Panic in Central Park (outtake) 26. Panic in Central Park 27. Wizard’s Sleeve

The Sounds of the Sounds of Science MP3

The Sounds of the Sounds of Science features 78 minutes of instrumental music by Yo La Tengo. This album contains the entire score written and performed by the band to accompany eight legendary but rarely-seen undersea documentary shorts by influential French avant-garde filmmaker Jean PainlevĂ©. Yo La Tengo’s score, which originally debuted on stage at the San Francisco Film Festival in April 2001 with the band providing live accompaniment to the films, echoes the films’ haunting surrealist imagery, yet the music is equally evocative on its own, from the dreamy soundscapes of “Sea Urchins” and “How Some Jellyfish Are Born” to the harsher, more dissonant moods of “Liquid Crystals” and “The Love Life of The Octopus.”

In September 2001, the group headed into a Nashville studio and laid down the complete score with longtime producer Roger Moutenot. The resulting album also features vibrant cover photos from the films, along with ominous and comforting illustrations by Jim Woodring and Jad Fair.

Available to download as a 70.13 MB .ZIP file. Also available in CD format.