Sunday, January 28, 2007

Things we like—Yo La Tengo.

One of the best cheeky-monkey album titles ever goes to the Hoboken 3-some’s recent “I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass.”

Hard to believe these kids have been mixing up melodic beauty, git-tar noise and Prince’s hot chicken for over 20 years now. Aided and abetted for quite a few of them by the keen producer/engineer skills of Hoboken-to-Nashville transplant, the lovely Roger Moutenot.

One of my classic memorable Nashville shows was these guys at the Belcourt with Lambchop a few years back.