Definitely my favorite Sonic Youth.
HAVOK- Point Of No Return
I can't get enough of this song right now, it's an incredible combo piece and I love the piano.
One listen was enough to get addicted for a week now.
Insanely catchy song. Love the strings especially. :D
This. This. And this.
The usual post-rock song spends its entire length building up to a massive, Phil Spector-like wall of sound (cases in point include Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Ros, etc.), but Tortoise don't. They take their time as post-rock bands are well-known for doing, but Tortoise just take a moment to meld a simple hook from the remnants of the last one and then fiddle with it. It's entrancing. The movement starting around 10:25 is just beautiful in its simplicity yet also expansiveness.
I think post-rock is climbing to the top few rungs in my ladder of favorite genres of music.
Tortoise are such a great band, man.