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- Posted on Jul 9th 2007 2:00PM by Mike Spinella
'Moby Octopad,' Yo La Tengo
From 1997's 'I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One'
The pride of Hoboken, New Jersey -- a.k.a. Yo La Tengo -- play by their own rules and thus, defy definition by genre. Nevertheless, the band are often granted a more accessible tag of indie rock. Their distinctive and uncompromised style embraces everything from from lo-fi punk and fuzz-pop, to shoegaze. When the band revealed their 1997 opus 'I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One,' it became an instant favorite of mine. Particularly the track 'Moby Octopad,' which sets the tone for the rest of this now-classic long player with a funky bassline over a cinematic backdrop and Beach Boys-like harmonies. And all of this before breaking out into dancing piano parts. Ten years later, and 'Moby' is still a favorite, while 'Heart' has proved to be one of the most influential independent releases since Pavement's 'Slanted & Enchanted.'
Hear the song after the jump.
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