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The Anniversary

I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One Turns 20

The great canon of indie-rock makeout classics is not an especially long list of songs. Indie rock, for much of its early lifespan, was mostly…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2017 - 11:29 am

Sounding Board

Yo La Tengo, Yoko Ono, And The Rest Of The World Bid Farewell To Other Music

The first thing you might have noticed upon walking into Other Music was how small it is. Its reputation preceded it in a way that…
Sam Sodomsky | June 29, 2016 - 1:16 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If anything big came out on Thursday evening, you'll note that it's not on this list. I wrote this yesterday afternoon, as I am now…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2015 - 11:54 am

More Yo La Tengo stories

Watch Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo Cover The Velvet Underground In NYC

For the past two nights, former Soft Boys frontman Robyn Hitchcock has been performing his 1981 debut solo album Black Snake Dîamond Röle in its…
Peter Helman | March 2, 2017 - 7:08 pm

Yo La Tengo Announce WFMU Covers Comp Murder In The Second Degree

In 2006, Yo La Tengo released ...Is Murdering The Classics, a compilation of covers that they performed on WFMU during their studio visits for fundraisers…
James Rettig | September 20, 2016 - 1:55 pm

Watch Aesop Rock & Yo La Tengo Perform Together On Colbert

We already knew it was happening, but last night, we got a mystical convergence of esoteric underground-music veterans, when Yo La Tengo backed up Aesop…
Tom Breihan | June 14, 2016 - 8:57 am

Yo La Tengo Will Be Aesop Rock’s Backing Band On Colbert Tonight

If you were paying attention to independent music in the late '90s and early '00s, tonight's episode of the Late Show With Stephen Colbert just…
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2016 - 11:07 am

Other Music Announces Farewell Concert Feat. Yo La Tengo, Sharon Van Etten, Julianna Barwick, & More

After 20 years of serving the community, cherished NYC record store Other Music is closing its doors on 6/25. But that won't quite be the…
Peter Helman | June 6, 2016 - 10:31 pm

Watch Members Of Wilco, R.E.M., & Yo La Tengo Cover Big Star’s Third In LA

An all-star cast of musicians including Big Star's Jody Stephens, Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone of Wilco, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan,…
Peter Helman | April 28, 2016 - 7:48 pm

Watch Yo La Tengo Play With Lambchop, Danny Ray Thompson, The Necks’ Chris Abrahams, & Others At Big Ears Fest

The fifth iteration of the Big Ears Festival, which focuses on avant-garde, ambient, and improvisational music of all genres, took place in Knoxville, Tennessee over…
Peter Helman | April 3, 2016 - 10:36 pm

Stream New Songs By Kurt Vile, Yo La Tengo, & More From Three Lobed’s Parallelogram Series

North Carolina-based Three Lobed Recordings have made a name for themselves on ambitious projects, and this next one might just be their most exciting yet:…
James Rettig | December 10, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan Visits WTF With Marc Maron

Back in September, Marc Maron teased the fact that he interviewed Ira Kaplan and Steve Albini for his WTF podcast. Albini's episode has been available…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 23, 2015 - 10:26 am

Yo La Tengo, Guided By Voices, Real Estate Contribute To Benefit For Surfer Blood’s Thomas Fekete

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, and the music community has rallied around him, but the road hasn't been…
James Rettig | November 11, 2015 - 1:57 pm

TIGUE – “Mouth” (Feat. Ira Kaplan & James McNew) (Stereogum Premiere)

Words often anchor and define songs, choruses and verses serving as placemarks to denote a beginning, middle, and end. The lack of lyrics in TIGUE's…
Cady Siregar | October 6, 2015 - 10:50 am

Steve Albini, Yo La Tengo Coming To Marc Maron’s WTF

Good news for Steve Albini fans who also enjoy listening to podcasts (of which I imagine there are many). On a recent episode of Marc…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 17, 2015 - 9:50 am

Watch Yo La Tengo Cover The Cure On CBS This Morning

New Jersey indie titans Yo La Tengo just released their new mostly-covers album Stuff Like That There, and today, they stopped by CBS This Morning:
Peter Helman | August 29, 2015 - 12:47 pm
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