Whether or not you share our opinion that Yo La Tengo’s ’09 epic ‘Popular Songs’ was one of the year’s most important works is neither here nor there. We’re always right about this stuff and the sooner you accept this fact, the easier we’re gonna get along. But that’s not to say we can imagine each and every musical combination that might emerge. Despite Yo La Tengo’s history of having their works reimagined by artists as diverse as u-Zig, Tortoise, Kevin Shields, Kit Clayton, Sonic Boom and Nobekazu Takemura, the following development managed to catch us — the smartest people in the history of the entertainment business — by surprise.
For a limited time, if you preorder the 4 track 12″ or CD direct from the Matador Store, the remixes EP and ‘Popular Songs’ are bundled at substantial, we-can’t-possibly-love-you-this-much discounts.