September 8, 2009

Overheard From the Kitchen
News from Nick “Stewey” Morehouse, YLT personal chef/webmaster

Got some news about that September 25th show at the Roseland Ballroom in New York. It had already been announced that The Black Lips would be opening, but get there earlier and be treated to the Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co., manufacturing some ballads, boogie and blues out in the lobby.

I also overheard Ira reminiscing about seeing the Joshua Light Show at the Fillmore East… Well, joining those aforementioned bands at the Roseland will be Joshua White and Gary Panter’s Light Show. You might remember Gary Panter from such album covers as I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass, or TV shows like “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.” Their upcoming performance might or might not be something like this (taken from a 2005 performance at the Anthology Film Archives, NYC):

Apparently there’s even more news to come about this show, but I got distracted by the Guazzetto Di Cozze E Cannellini on the stove… I’ll keep you posted.

September 2, 2009

For Pitchfork’s latest installment of “Take Cover,” they’ve directed their attention to none other than Popular Songs. Check out the entire interview with artist Dario Robleto here.

September 1, 2009

We Score, They Release on DVD

Doesn’t come as trippingly to the tongue as the title of our soundtrack compilation, but that doesn’t make it any less accurate.  Two motion pictures that we composed scores for have just come out on DVD.

The Toe Tactic is written and directed by Georgia’s sister Emily.  (We’ve scored a whole bunch of her short subjects, some of which can be found on Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo.)  Combining animation and live action in a way I guarantee you haven’t seen before, it has a dizzylingly amazing cast, including Andrea Martin, Eli Wallach, John Sayles, Jon Glaser, Mary Kay Place, Eugene Mirman, Daniel London, Jane Lynch, David Cross, Don Byron, Kevin Corrigan, Robyn Hitchcock and Jon Benjamin, as well as walk-ons by Georgia, James and me.  There’s a ton of our music in it, almost none of it available elsewhere.  For more information, click here.

the toe tactic   adventureland

In addition, Adventureland just came out.  If you’re one of the people that fell for Miramax’s marketing campaign and let this one slip by because you’re over the age of 15 and/or 90 minutes of guys getting socked in the nads isn’t your thing, let us be the first to tell you that Adventureland isn’t like that at all.  It’s smart and funny and heartfelt, with just the right amount of nut-punching.  Nevertheless, no link.  Let Disney sell their own damn picture.

September 1, 2009

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

• Ira talks to Spinner.com about that July performance at Coney Island with Wilco…

• …And then he sets the record straight about that Carry On, Oy title in this interview with Drowned in Sound (originally published around the time of the Meltdown Festival)…

• And finally, all three pipe up for this “organic” interview with The Line of Best Fit.