Watch Tortoise Play The Catastrophist Songs Live For The First Time At Chicago Tour Opener

Chicago post-rock legends Tortoise just released The Catastrophist, their first album in seven years, on Friday. Last night, they kicked off the tour in support of the album with an in the round performance at Chicago’s Thalia Hall, playing some old fan favorites and playing several songs live for the first time, including their cover of David Essex’s “Rock On” and “Yonder Blue,” with the Mekons’ Sally Timms subbing in for Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley. Check out fan-captured footage from the gig below.

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