Yo La Tengo – “Suspirica”
Old 3C is a Columbus record label specializing in reissues of classic Ohio punk and indie-rock records, managed by Paul Nini of ’80s underground titans the Great Plains. The label’s 50th and final release is called Fifty@50, and it comprises 50 previously unreleased songs, each 50 seconds long. A press release hilariously describes the comp as “50 shades of great.” Lots of relatively obscure Ohio talent contributed to Fifty@50, but canny students of college-rock history might recognize a handful of the names, including Great Plains/Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments frontman Ron House, Scrawl co-founder Sue Harshe, and one-time Guided By Voices member Nate Farley. There are also new tracks by such esteemed acts as Cleveland soul-punk king Obnox, Dayton guitar-slingers Swearing At Motorists, and Slumberland alumni Sleepyhead. But the draw for many outside the Buckeye State will be a band from the Garden State. New Jersey’s favorite sons and daughter Yo La Tengo have offered up an instrumental piece called “Suspirica” that reminds me of their work on The Sounds Of The Sounds Of Science. Hear it below.
Check out the full Fifty@50 compilation at Bandcamp.