September 20, 2009

Who Asked You?
A Collection of Interviews & Press What-Nots compiled by Nick “Stewey” Morehouse, YLT personal chef/webmaster

• Check out an interview Ira & James did earlier this year from the Primavera Music Festival. (Note: not a streaming video, you’ll have to visit their site to watch it.)

• If you speak French, you may enjoy this interview at Waxx Music. I skimmed it, and sadly, the only words I knew were “Lynyrd” and “Skynyrd.”

• And if you missed the live stream of their September 17th show at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC, NPR has archived the session here.

September 16, 2009

Who Asked You?
A Collection of Interviews & Press What-Nots compiled by Nick “Stewey” Morehouse, YLT personal chef/webmaster

• Ira confesses to The Onion’s AV Club about the in-band fistfights.

• James lobbies to do the soundtrack for the next Steven Seagal movie in this interview with DC.decider.com.

• And who would’ve thought Billboard.com couldn’t use the word “Fuck”?

NPR will be webcasting the band’s next show, tomorrow Thursday, September 17th at approximately 9:30 p.m. ET from Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club. That should be easy to remember.

September 11, 2009

Best email we got yesterday was from our old pal Chris Guttmacher, former drummer of Cul de Sac and current man about Los Angeles:

“just bought popular songs …the reason i’m writing is that, as a fanatical collector/DJ of old reggae/ska/rocksteady records, it was a gas to open up the package and see the crystal records label design on the disc.

“this’s the obvious choice for your next one…or maybe for the condo fucks dub remix album:

“yes it’s real!”

Matador

September 10, 2009

Who Asked You?
A Collection of Interviews & Press What-Nots compiled by Nick “Stewey” Morehouse, YLT personal chef/webmaster

• Ira dishes about that ill-fated NASCAR collaboration to Paste Magazine. They also seem to trust his ears.

• I can’t do better than Spinner.com’s headline: Yo La Tengo Make It 25 Years Without Killing Anyone. (I guess they didn’t hear about this.)

• And finally, James offers up his thoughts on the music of the 00s for Pitchfork.

September 10, 2009

Hope everyone’s enjoying Popular Songs, especially–for the purposes of this post, at least–the amazing string arrangements on “Here to Fall” and “If It’s True” by  Mr. Richard Evans.

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For anyone who wants to know more about Richard Evans, let me point you to the always incredible Funky 16 Corners blog.  Start here, but don’t stop until you’ve moseyed through the four pages of posts you find if you run a search.

If you don’t happen to own a computer, the March 2009 issue of Wax Poetics included a great interview, and the current Signal to Noise, amidst a mind-boggling 18 pages on Marshall Allen, has a photo of Richard playing bass at a 1998 Chicago tribute to Sun Ra.