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Yo La Tengo


Yo La Tengo

Released: 4th June 2021

LP£24.99Out of Stock

"Here’s the second volume of the writing for movies that we’ve been doing over the last few years, our score for Greg Mottola’s Adventureland. Like the They Shoot, We Score compilation, it’s comprised entirely of instrumentals, and lots of them, most on the short side (24 tracks in 36 minutes). And as such, this is hardly a record for everyone — even at YLT hq we distinguish between this and our “real records.”

But that said, we’ve worked hard on these soundtracks, and never more so than on Adventureland. It’s very different from anything else we do: we’re attempting to do the bidding of someone other than the three of us; we’re trying to move with the rhythm of the scene, while staying out of the way of the dialogue; and we’re working a lot faster than usual. Which ends up sounding not all that much like even the instrumentals on our other records, not even The Sounds of the Sounds of Science.

It wasn’t easy to be able to offer this lp. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Walt Disney (the studio behind Miramax, who released Adventureland) tend to be rather proprietary about what they consider their stuff. After protracted negotiations, we carved out the right to release our music on vinyl only. It wasn’t our idea, so please direct any requests for a digital version to Chris Berman or Lady and/or the Tramp or someone else in the Disney orbit."