Monday, August 10, 2009

Yo La Tengo/Thom Yorke/Radiohead/Mayer Hawthorne

Songs from the new Yo La Tengo record entitled Popular Songs, is to be released on Matador Records on September 8th as either CD/2xLP/Digital download. The record was recorded in Hoboken and Nashville around early 2009. This will be Yo La Tengo's 12th album released with the last 3 records growing higher and higher on the US Billboard. The last album got up to #66.
Here are 2 tracks off the new album. 

This new Thom Yorke song/cover was recorded for a comp. to come out for Mark Mulcahy of the band Miracle Legion benefit. The comp. is to help Mark Mulcahy raise money for his kids because his wife died suddenly last year. The album is called Ciao My Shining Star: Songs Of Mark Mulcahy. Miracle Legion use to be the house band for the show The Adventures of Pete and Pete. 

This Radiohead song was recorded in memory of Harry Patch, a WW1 veteran in Britain that Thom Yorke saw an interview with in 2005 and was deeply moved. Harry died at the age of 111.

On a happier note (this song doesn't really fit in with this blog, in fact this blog is making me wonder if I'm depressed) Mayer Hawthorne has a new video that looks to be shot in LA.  I already posted the song, but I guess I can do it again. 

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