Sunday, March 28th, 2010


Spoon covers Yo La Tengo

Photo via Rate Your MusicRate Your MusicNo big setup for this one this week; there shouldn’t be any needed. One of the finest, most consistent acts in indie rockdom covering another – pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? Of course, when Spoon released their version of the opening track to Yo La Tengo’s Electr-O-Pura in 2001 as a b-side to “Anything You Want”, they had just put out Girls Can Tell, their first release for Merge following an embittering major label experience, and had no idea they were en route to becoming the artist of the decade that they’ve since been mathematically proven to be.

A decade capped by this year’s Transference, which despite the reservations of some is another absurdly solid addition to their canon. It’s this record that brings them back to Toronto tomorrow night to the Sound Academy for their first local appearance in a couple years and my first time catching them live in nearly five. No excuse why, but I’m most excited about taking care of that.

MP3: Spoon – “Decora”
Video: Yo La Tengo – “Decora” (live)

By : Frank Yang at 9:28 am
Category: Chromewaves Radio

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  1. James says:

    I’ll be there tonight too, even got the so-called VIP tickets which likely won’t improve the venue for me. Have seen Spoon every time they’ve been here going back to 1998 and nice to know they don’t really NEED me to like their records anymore. Not sold yet on Transference but might make a difference hearing the songs live. Will look out for you.