More musical madness
from the ever-tasty Egon label.
By Fred Mills
Over the years we’ve gotten some sweet swag from the Yo La
Tengo folks, including the WFMU-FM covers compendium Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics and the Sounds of the Sounds of Science soundtrack collection, both via
their homegrown Egon label.
Now comes word that
they have compiled all the material they contributed to four indie films on a
CD titled They Shoot, We Score.
According to the band:
Not sure about the legal definition
of “popular demand,” but this might actually apply. At long last, They
Shoot, We Score collects all of our music — plus outtakes — for the motion
pictures Game 6, Junebug, Old Joy, and Shortbus in
one handy-dandy compact disc. Nearly an hour of instrumental music. 27 tracks —
26 of them previously unreleased. Eight-page booklet features posters from
around the world. Four different front covers, one for each movie. Don’t
collect them all, and don’t ask for a specific one — they will be sent out
according to a random-number generator by our blindfolded mail-order crew.
The band is taking pre-orders now at their official website and CDs will start shipping on Sept. 5. Digital downloads will also be
Now aren’t you feeling lucky, with this news, that today is