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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

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This is the week the music-video gods finally awoke from their slumber. I had to leave so much good stuff off the list this week: self-deprecating superstar send-ups, excitingly one-note punk-rock rave-ups, disturbing dystopian visions, intense adoreableness, experimental visions that didn’t quite work, the Lonely Island’s big return. The five I ended up with below… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 1, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Yo La Tengo – “I’ll Be Around” Video (Feat. Mac McCaughan)

Phil Morrison, who directed the movie Junebug, made the video for Yo La Tengo’s minimal-but-aching Fade ballad “I’ll Be Around,” and it’s a weirdly powerful piece of work. It starts out with Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan lip-synching the song in some beautifully-shot verdant woods while text flashes on the screen, and it ends up with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2013 - 10:49 am

Watch Yo La Tengo Play Fallon With Fred Armisen

Yesterday, Hoboken indie greats Yo La Tengo released Fade, their utterly gorgeous new album. And last night, they celebrated that release by serving as musical guests on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Former Trenchmouth drummer Fred Armisen, alongside another guy I don’t recognize, sat in on drums next to Georgia Hubley as the band played… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2013 - 9:04 am

Premature Evaluation: Yo La Tengo Fade

Yo La Tengo have accomplished a whole lot in the past three decades or so, but their greatest achievement might be this: They’ve figured out how to incorporate a lot of weird things into their music (modal Glenn Branca guitar freakouts, layered metronomic krautrock rhythms, ancestral-mystic British folk close harmonies) and made them all sound… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Deconstructing: Yo La Tengo, Low, And The Creative Potential Of Domestic Bliss

“We’re like business associates,” Leslie Mann’s Debbie frowns to Paul Rudd’s Pete in This Is 40, Judd Apatow’s sorta-sequel to Knocked Up. “We’re like brothers and sisters.” Their marriage is buckling under the pressure of raising kids, paying the mortgage, staying fit, dealing with daddy issues, keeping businesses afloat, and meeting the emotional/physical needs of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 3, 2013 - 12:52 pm

Yo La Tengo – “Ohm”

Next month, Yo La Tengo give us their new album Fade, which is a great album for wistfully staring out windows. We’ve already heard the absolutely killer first single “Before We Run,” and now the band is letting us hear opening track “Ohm,” a lazily unfurling seven-minute domestic fuzz-pop fantasia that’s pretty much exactly what… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 20, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Watch Yo La Tengo Perform With Andrew Bird, The Feelies, More At Hanukkah Shows

Just about every year, Yo La Tengo take over their hometown club Maxwell’s for a series of Hanukkah shows, which are generally described as amazing and which often feature a few special guests sitting in. This year’s run of shows, no exception, had it share of help from indie luminaries. Andrew Bird played scratchy violi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 17, 2012 - 10:54 am

Yo La Tengo – “Before We Run”

Why it was only yesterday that we got the full deets on Yo La Tengo’s forthcoming LP Fade, and already we’ve got a new song and video (of sorts) to keep us warm through these cold November nights. The song is album closer “Before We Run,” a gentle, stirring, string-and horn-filled beauty with Georgia o… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 15, 2012 - 10:33 am

Yo La Tengo Fade Details

With the apparent dissolution of Sonic Youth, Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley are now our longest-tenured indie power couple, and their band Yo La Tengo might now be our foundational left-of-the-dial romantics. Yo La Tengo have a million albums, and all of them are at least a little bit good (here’s our list), so new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2012 - 12:33 pm

Yo La Tengo Albums From Worst To Best

In the best possible sense, Yo La Tengo can feel less like a band and more like a beloved national trust.
YLT has for so long been proffering great music, and at such a consistent rate, that even for older fans like us it can feel difficult to wrap one’s mind around their enormou… More »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / October 12, 2012 - 1:31 pm

Yo La Tengo – “Stupid Things”

It’s been three years since Yo La Tengo’s last album, Popular Songs, but the band has promised a new one in 2013, and they’re teasing us now with a 12″ single featuring an alternate version of one of the songs that will be included on that album. “Stupid Things” is a languid, gauzy, autumnal, beautifulMore »

By: Michael Nelson / September 25, 2012 - 5:04 pm

Watch Hole Reunite In Williamsburg

On Friday night following a screening of the documentary Hit So Hard: The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel in Public Assembly on N. 6th St., all four members of Hole’s classic lineup performed together, unannounced, for the first time since ’99. They played two songs: Live Through This’s “Miss World” and the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 14, 2012 - 12:06 pm

Watch Yo La Tengo Act Out A Seinfeld Episode

When your band’s been together for 25+ years, might as well mix it up: Yo La Tengo’s current tour includes a game show wheel that a selected audience member spins to decide what path trio’s set will take. Spinner attended the 2/4 stop at Metro in Chicago and reports that the wheel includes eight categorie… More »

By: brandon / February 8, 2011 - 9:38 am

Jeff Tweedy Joins Yo La Tengo’s Hannukah Party

Yo La Tengo kicked off their week of Hanukkah shows on December 1. M. Ward, Mission Of Burma, and the Parting Gives have already stopped by the Maxwell’s shows. And on the third night Jeff Tweedy stopped by for an acoustic set of Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Yo La Tengo songs, and covers, including a cover… More »

By: jessica / December 6, 2010 - 5:21 pm