May I Sing With Me

Release date
21 Feb 1992
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Detouring America With Horns 4:02 85,147
2 Upside-Down 2:37 99,106
3 Mushroom Cloud of Hiss 9:22 24,598
4 Swing For Life 5:04 40,929
5 Five-Cornered Drone (Crispy Duck) 6:18 26,210
6 Some Kinda Fatigue 4:33 36,541
7 Always Something 4:36 37,237
8 86-Second Blowout 1:32 34,238
9 Out the Window 3:59 17,159
10 Sleeping Pill 9:41 22,447
11 Satellite 2:16 37,001

About this album

May I Sing With Me is the fifth studio album from Yo La Tengo released on February 28, 1992. It would be the only full-length album the band released on Alias Records before signing to Matador in 1993. The album marked the first studio appearance of now-permanent bass player James McNew. Two of the tracks, Swing For Life and Five-Cornered Drone (Crispy Duck), were carried over from the 1991 EP That Is Yo la Tengo and feature Gene Holder on bass. The album was recorded at Fort Apache in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Water Music in Hoboken, New Jersey. It was produced by Holder with Lou Giordano engineering.

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