Artist: Yo La Tengo
Songs: I'll Be Around / Detouring America With Horns / Before We Run / Ohm
Recorded at The Phoenix, February 9, 2013.
Full review to follow. With their new Fade album hewing more to the band's quiet, introspective side, it made sense to really delve into that in a full acoustic set to start the night off. Grouping the night's quiet parts together also helped focus the audience's attention, and it was admirably chatter-free on the floor. Then, the band returned for a longer electrified set and tore it up, mixing a few more new ones with a larger selection of tracks from the back catalogue. There were some interesting re-interpretations (like an acoustic "Autumn Sweater") but for now, let's focus a bit on the new songs.