Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock by Jesse Jarnow

By Jesse Jarnow

The first biography of Yo l. a. Tengo, the vastly influential band who all yet outlined indie tune.

Yo l. a. Tengo has lit up the indie scene for 3 a long time, a part of an underground revolution that confounded company tune conglomerates, eschewed pop radio, and located a 3rd method. Going backstage of 1 of the main impressive eras in American song background, Big Day Coming traces the sufferer upward push of husband-and-wife workforce Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, who—over 3 decades—helped forge a spandex-and-hairspray-free route to the worldwide degree, promoting thousands of documents alongside the best way and influencing numerous bands.

Using the always important Yo los angeles Tengo as a springboard, Big Day Coming uncovers the heritage of the mythical golf equipment, bands, zines, labels, checklist shops, university radio stations, fanatics, and pivotal figures that equipped the infrastructure of the now-prevalent indie rock global. Journalist and freeform radio DJ Jesse Jarnow attracts on all-access interviews and data for captivating journey via modern track historical past informed via one in every of its such a lot inventive and singular acts.

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His mother Katayoun begs him not to go, but he sets off nonetheless and is killed by Rostam who has the assistance of the simurgh. This story of adventure, despite its catastrophic end, seems in several ways to be a calque on that of the victorious Alexander of the Romance: the propensity for disguises, the fight with a dragon, the visit to the City of Brass, are all known from Arabic versions of the Alexander story. ) As in the Greek tradition, Xerxes/Esfandiyar has been modelled to be an inversion of the greater king who is to come.

39 One of Cornelius De Bruyn’s magnificent series of engravings from Travels in the Levant, 1698. 40 Darius’ ‘original plan’ for Persepolis, as imaginatively realized by Charles Chipiez (1835–1901). 41 Old photograph of Persepolis before excavation by Mirza Hassan Akasbashi, 1859. A very Ozymandian scene. 42 Old photograph of the Apadana after excavation, 1933. It looks better without the modern roof. 43 Esther before King Ahasuerus with Haman being sent to the gallows beyond. 44 The Tomb of Xerxes at Naqsh-e-Rustam.

Later legend put Darius’ father back in to direct descent from Cyrus (Kai Khosrow) of course: the sequence runs Kai Khosrow – Lohrasp – Gushtasp (see Introduction). 22 Atossa, having been married to Mardos, who was also her brother, knows that Darius has killed him – and also Cambyses. 22 XERXES Darius protests that he had indeed killed her husband, yet Mardos was not her brother but the impostor Gaumata. ’ Atossa has Darius in the palm of her hand, forces him to marry her and to make her son Xerxes his designated successor.

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