Sunday, 30 September 2012

Ra La Tengo? Or, The I-Ra Arkestra?

Of all the hundreds (thousands?) of artists Yo La Tengo have covered over the past quarter century, Sun Ra is probably the most unexpected. Jazz from Saturn meets indie rock from Hoboken? Sounds like a recipe for disaster on paper. And yet! For more than 15 years, YLT has dipped heavily into Ra’s vast catalog with uniformly successful results. Thus, we have today’s long awaited volume of the Sunsquashed Archives, featuring ten truly Saturnian tracks played onstage from 1997 to 2010...


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