This season, indie rockers Yo La Tengo will join Sonic Youth and Tito Puente as the only musicians invited to rework the theme song of the "Simpsons" for the show's credits.
The band has recorded a "psychedelic" version of the show's theme song to roll out under the end credits of an episode set to air on November 15. In the installment, titled "D'oh-in In The Wind," Simpson patriarch Homer discovers that his mother was a hippie, and consequently decides to follow her lead. Of course, instead of pursuing any deeper philosophical truths, Homer uses the hippie banner as an excuse to be dirty and lazy and winds up drugging the entire town of Springfield. The episode will also feature appearances by George Carlin and Martin Mull.
"'The Simpsons' is our favorite show on TV, and this will finally be a way to get my mom to watch it.," Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan said of the group's musical contribution to the show.
This is not the band's only brush with television. Earlier this
month, Yo La Tengo turned up at a party celebrating the launch of the fourth season of HBO's "Mr. Show With Bob And David." The series' stars and creators, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, had crossed paths with the band before when the comedians crafted and starred in the video for Yo La Tengo's "Sugarcube."