|2. Our Way To Fall|
|4. Let's Save Tony Orlando's House|
|5. Last Days Of Disco|
|6. The Crying Of Lot G|
|7. You Can Have It All|
|8. Tears Are In Your Eyes|
|9. Cherry Chapstick|
|10. From Black To Blue|
|12. Tired Hippo|
|13. Night Falls On Hoboken|
"Everyday" and "Saturday" are basically cut from the same cloth: spooky, hushed vocals over robo-Moe drumbeats, with sparse bits of noise added to the background. Sterling Morrison once said that the VU song 'Venus in Furs' could've been about anything; it was the droning, monotonous sound of the beast, not the subject matter, that frightened 60's listeners. YLT prove that he was not entirely wrong.
"Our Way to Fall", "Last Days of Disco", "The Crying of Lot G" and "From Black to Blue" feature Ira Kaplan singing/narrating the arc of a relationship, from hooking up to breaking up and beyond. His voice has that ghostly quality that allows his experiences to become that of the listener, even as his lyrics are too case-specific to be universal.Read more ›
P.S: "Night Falls On Hoboken" is one of my favorite songs of all time, along with let's say "The Diamond Sea" or something. A gentle acoustic shoegazer ballad with hushed vocals that gives way to 15-some minutes of droning, meandering blissful tones and noises.
This is the CD you put on when you are just hanging out. Everyone will want to know who's playing.