Song of the Day #20 – “Ashes” by Yo La Tengo

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“Ashes” – from There’s A Riot Going On by Yo La Tengo (2018)

I’ve never really caught on to Yo La Tengo, overall. I like various things by them, but never “a lot”.  I picked this CD up at a library a few months ago though, and this track jumped out at me…like…a spark from a forest fire. Like a snake leaping from a palm frond (can snakes leap?)…like…never mind, you get the idea.  It sounds to me like a Stereolab song if the band was falling asleep while playing it, it sounds like a slow motion techno bossa nova. Like…never mind, better to listen to it and create your own analogy (it’ll surely be better than mine!)

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