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But Wait, There's More: JAMC, National, YLT, Beady Eye, Suede, Godspeed, Sebadoh, Smiths, Radiohead, and TONS more

So I've been pretty much absent for the last couple of months as the holidays and work has kept me pretty busy.  But my google reader kept piling up and I've finally managed to plow through everything and bring you the best stuff.  Some of this is old stuff so if you're a blog addict then this will all be pretty boring and you'll probably say, "*sigh*, old news!"  For everyone else:  This is what's going on!


Still Playing Catch Up. Another Summary of the Last Couple of Weeks

Apparently I'm still not back on track but managed to go through my leads and pick out some interesting stories.  So if you've been AWOL like me for the last couple of weeks then this should help you get caught up, read on!



Wilco/Yo La Tengo @ KeySpan Park, Coney Island 7/13/09

In a few days the city's indie kids will make their way out to Coney Island for the Voice's annual Siren festival, chances are many of the same kids who made the trek last night to see Tweedy and Yo La and surprise guests Feist and Ed Droste at KeySpan Park last night. Wilco welcomed openers Yo La (whose set pulled from their fantastic new Popular Songs LP, along with some "Autumn Sweater" and the like) onstage for "Spiders (Kidsmoke)," a few songs after Cyclone buddies Leslie and Droste joined the band on "You & I." It was the second time Feist performed the (The Album) collab live, the third coming tonight with Wilco's scheduled Letterman performance. Photographer Natasha Ryan is one of those who practiced her Siren commute by taking in last night's stellar KeySpan bill, so enjoy her shots while setting your DVR for CBS at 11:35PM tonight. Here's Wilco's setlist: Continue reading Wilco/Yo La Tengo @ KeySpan Park, Coney Island 7/13/09... - Source

Flaming Lips, MGMT to headline Treasure Island Festival

Flaming Lips, MGMT, The Decemberists, Yo La Tengo and Grizzly Bear are among the bands set to headline the Treasure Island Music Festival this autumn. - Source

Yo La Tengo Lets Loose Single From Upcoming Album

The album's scheduled for release the same time as the new Diddy record. Prime fodder for media-hyped beef, if you ask us. - Source

New Yo La Tengo - "Periodically Double Or Triple"

Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan and James McNew will likely be at it longer than you'll ever be at it. After 2006's I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass and the equally feisty Fuckbook, which they recently released as Condo Fucks, Yo La Tengo are at least a dozen proper albums into their career via the forthcoming Popular Songs. It was recorded in Hoboken and Nashville with Roger Mountenot at the start of the year. We don't know too much else about it, except that the mellow, organ-lined lead track "Periodically Double Or Triple" is a garage-y song that could have been written in the '60s, if not for the reference to Judge Judy (it opens with a reference to the equally outspoken Proust). Take a listen while you inspect the Popular Songs album art, which features a cassette in need of a revival.
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She & Him Postpone NYC Gig, Team With Yo La Tengo

It seems illness has forced She and Him-- one M. Ward and one Zooey Deschanel-- to cancel tonight's set at New York City's Hiro Ballroom, which would've kicked off their all-too-brief touring plans. (Via Brooklyn Vegan.) All other dates on the tour are still on, as is their appearance on tomorrow night's episode of "Late Night With Conan O'Brien". - Source

Yo La Tengo Light Up the Airwaves This Week

Radioland tends to favor booming voices, big personalities, and a lotta drive-time giveaways. But despite his involvement with one of the finest rock'n'roll bands in modern history, Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan rarely speaks above a whisper, seems far from ostentatious in his manners, and has nothing to give away but his song and a few well-honed witticisms. - Source

How Yo La Tengo Got Their Name

"Kaplan's Corner" is a good place to be. In this behind-the-scene video, Ira Kaplan reaches out and explains the story behind how Yo La Tengo got their name. Most fans would know that already, but here are some other things we learn: Georgia has one hell of a swing, James needs to work on his curve ball, Ira's too distracted to be a good outfielder and often looks like he's about to break out laughing when he interviews someone, and, finally, Mets great Ed Kranepool not only has a cool name, he seems like a cool guy. And, if you didn't know already, you'll also understand how Yo La got their name. That's a lot of learnin'. Source

Yo La Tengo Announce Album Details

In the latest Matador newsletter they break the details of the new Yo La Tengo album. It's due September 12th and will be called, 'I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass'. Read on for the full details...