This weekend Portlandians previewed a few tracks from Yo La Tengo’s new album Fade via some wild geo-targeting magic at the giant tree in Overlook Park that doubles as Fade‘s cover-star.
Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo had this to say: “I am reminded of the oddball great Beach Boys song “A Day in the Life of a Tree,” from Surf’s Up and sung on that record by their manager at the time Jack Rieley (adequate vocalists obviously being hard to come by in the Beach Boys proper), covered once and only once by YLT–Sept. 17, 1998, at Maxwell’s.”
Here’s what happened, set to the song “Ohm”, from Fade:
Video by Josiah Marshall and Chris Cantino
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