Yo La Tengo Announce Hanukkah Mixtapes

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Following a slew of Hanukkah shows in their hometown of Hoboken, N.J., Yo La Tengo announced that they will release an exclusive mixtape from their residency, Matablog reports. The tapes are usually sold at shows, but the band will make them available online to benefit Brooklyn’s Norton Records warehouse. The warehouse was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

It will be available for 24 hours starting Dec. 21 at noon and ending Dec. 22 at noon. The mixtape will be available at Yo La Tengo’s website.

The band issued the following statement through the Matablog yesterday, detailing the release:

Hi everybody,
Thanks to all of you who were able to attend this year’s Hanukkah shows at Maxwell’s, and I hope those of you who could not followed the bouncing ball here.
As we’ve done the last two years, we’re going to make the mixes that Georgia, James and I compiled available to you the downloading public for 24 hours: noon Friday December 21 until noon Saturday December 22, and that’s eastern standard time. These are drawn from our record collections-the music is not BY us, just SELECTED by us.
Each download will cost $10 and every penny will be donated to our pals at Norton Records, who were very nearly wiped out by Sandy. (Read all the grisly details here.

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