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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 on a plane to Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival. If you see me there, say hi; I’ll be the tall guy. Even without any late-breaking additions, this was a… More »

Last weekend at Soldier Field in Chicago, the Grateful Dead played a series of farewell shows with Phish frontman Trey Anastasio standing in for the late Jerry Garcia. Alex Bleeker, who has covered the Dead with his bands Real Estate and the Freaks, was in attendance all three nights. We asked him to share hisMore »

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 »

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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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:…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | December 17, 2012 - 10:54 am