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Yo La Tengo – “Suspirica”

Old 3C is a Columbus record label specializing in reissues of classic Ohio punk and indie-rock records, managed by Paul Nini of ’80s underground titans the Great Plains. The label’s 50th and final release is called Fifty@50, and it comprises 50 previously unreleased songs, each 50 seconds long. A press release hilariously describes the com… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 8, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Clickhole Takes On “Sex With With All 3 Members Of Yo La Tengo”

The Onion‘s sister site Clickhole posted an article today called, “I Regret Waiting Until Marriage To Have Sex With All 3 Members Of Yo La Tengo,” where the author lamented that she saved sex for marriage when she could have had sex with all three members of the New Jersey band. “All throughout high school… More »

By: James Rettig / October 23, 2014 - 7:16 pm

Yo La Tengo Announce 20th Anniversary Painful Reissue, 30th Anniversary Shows

Even if their annual Hanukkah shows won’t be happening now that Hoboken haven Maxwell’s is closed, Yo La Tengo will still be doing a series of special concerts this December. 12/2 marks the band’s 30th anniversary, and to celebrate they’re playing a run of four shows — two in New York and one each i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 21, 2014 - 1:04 pm

Yoko Ono & Yo La Tengo Glastonbury Video Goes Viral For All The Wrong Reasons

At Glastonbury a week and a half ago, Yoko Ono played a set with Yo La Tengo backing her, a big event for fans of way-out music. Ono is 81 years old and still capable of slashing through any noise around her, and this is badass. And a video of Ono and Yo La Tengo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 8, 2014 - 10:17 am

Watch Yo La Tengo, Jeff Tweedy, Decemberists, Ginuwine, & Letters To Cleo On Parks And Rec‘s Season Finale

Last night, the great NBC sitcom Parks And Recreation ended its sixth season with an hour-long finale. All season, the show has been building up to the Pawnee Unity Concert, an effort to bring the show’s town of Pawnee, Indiana after it merged with Eagleton, its neighboring rival. And so the show went out big,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2014 - 9:33 am

Yo La Tengo, Decemberists, Ginuwine To Appear With Jeff Tweedy On Parks & Rec

One of the major plot lines in the back half of this season of Parks And Recreation is the department’s attempt to put on a Pawnee-Eagleton Unity Concert. We’ve already heard that Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy will be stopping by for the concert, and we now know that Yo La Tengo, the Decemberists, Ginuwine, and Letter… More »

By: James Rettig / March 28, 2014 - 12:20 pm

The Year In Unconventional Album Launches, From artRave to Indiegogo To SNL

The literary giant Alexis Krauss said it best: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From big-budget campaigns to no-budget crowdfunding, the haves and have-nots alike made selling albums an art unto itself this year, staving off the format’s impending extinction for now and turning music fandom into an exceptionally… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 20, 2013 - 10:21 am

Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year’s best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process of appreciating the trees in a forest so sprawling it can never be mapped out entirely, celebrating the… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2013 - 1:09 pm

The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop’s Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year’s big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno Mar… More »

By: Stereogum / December 3, 2013 - 10:58 am

Yo La Tengo, Ira Glass, & Eugene Mirman – “Toymageddon” Video

Thanks to the iconic Hoboken venue Maxwell’s shutting down, Yo La Tengo’s annual Hanukkah residency is over for good, but that doesn’t mean the band is through with quirky seasonal celebrations. They used this year’s Festival Of Lights as an occasion to share a new post-apocalyptic Christmas song called “Toymageddon” featuring This American Life host… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 2, 2013 - 10:25 am

Painful Turns 20

Technically, Yo La Tengo existed for almost a decade before Painful. But the Yo La Tengo we know and love begins here, with the record that turns 20 years old tomorrow. It was the first to feature the lineup that continues on today, matching married founding members Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley with most excellent… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 4, 2013 - 2:06 pm

Yo La Tengo – “Super Kiwi”

Earlier this year, New Jersey indie royalty Yo La Tengo released their truly excellent new album Fade, and you should make a real effort to hear it if you haven’t already. One song that came from that album’s sessions but didn’t make the cut for the album is “Super Kiwi,” and the band is releasingMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 4, 2013 - 2:03 pm

Yo La Tengo Announce Fade: Deluxe Edition

Just last night I was at tiny Stuart’s Opera House in tiny Nelsonville, Ohio, watching Yo La Tengo tear through two sets — one quiet, one loud, both heavy on material from this year’s exceptional Fade. Frontman Ira Kaplan mentioned a deluxe edition of the album was on its way and that it would include… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 18, 2013 - 12:14 pm

Justin Timberlake Squashes Kanye Beef, Films Target Commercial At Maxwell’s

Earlier this year, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West took a couple of minor swipes at each other. Onstage at one of his shows, Kanye had told the crowd, “I got love for Hov, but I ain’t fuckin’ with that ‘Suit & Tie.'” Timberlake guested on SNL soon after, and he tweaked the lyrics to “Suit… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2013 - 9:23 am

Yo La Tengo – “Is That Enough” Video

Yo La Tengo’s charming video for “Ohm,” the opening track from their great new album Fade, splits its time between two things: A fantastical animated journey through a psychedelic imaginary universe, an an extended math problem full of music-dork wordplay. YLT’s new video for the lovely, lilting Fade track “Is That Enough” serves as a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 6, 2013 - 2:17 pm

Yo La Tengo – “Ohm” Video

Ohm,” the sighing drone that opens Yo La Tengo’s excellent new album Fade, is one hell of a song, and when I saw them earlier this year, they played two different versions of it in the same show. The song’s new video is a fantastical animated affair, one that stars various clones of band members,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2013 - 11:47 am

Photos: Yo La Tengo @ Wonder Ballroom, Portland 5/16/13

Last night, Yo La Tengo performed at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom. The trio did two sets, including one acoustic. Check out our photos of the show shot by Colin McLaughlin. More »

By: Stereogum / May 17, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Photos: Yo La Tengo @ Fonda Theatre, Hollywood 5/9/13

When you have a discography as extensive as Yo La Tengo, you can open for yourself by playing a stripped down acoustic set before coming back with a full electric performance. Yo La Tengo is out on the road supporting their excellent new Matador record release, Fade. Check out the photos in the gallery above. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 10, 2013 - 10:41 am

Eluvium – “Happiness” (Feat. Ira Kaplan)

35 years ago Brian Eno wrote the famous rule that ambient music must be “as ignorable as it is interesting” on the back of his massively influential Ambient 1: Music For Airports — of course by the last track of that album the statement felt a lot more tongue in cheek; how could anyone ignore… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 30, 2013 - 3:32 pm

Watch Yo La Tengo Cover The Supremes’ “Come See About Me”

When Rhino released Girl Group Sounds: One Kiss Can Lead To Another boxset, I was all over it. There’s a whole range of emotion that tends to get overlooked by the patina of choreographed pop, but when you have torch songs from Dusty Springfield, guttural yearnings from Connie Francis, and the soul singing of Diana… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 19, 2013 - 12:45 pm
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