Daily Download: "Beanbag Chair," Yo La Tengo

A preview from Yo La Tengo's upcoming album


Salon Staff
July 26, 2006 11:01AM (UTC)

Yo La Tengo's next album, "I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass," isn't due out until mid-September, but they've already made this song available for download on their Web site. This is the sound of a band coasting -- a great band, but one that seems content to leave its past glories unchallenged, and just bask in how good they sound even in second-rate work. And we can bask right along with them: They have such a mastery of this particular breezy pop idiom, and those caressing vocal harmonies in the chorus are irresistible.

-- T.B.

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