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"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.…   Read Story »
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.   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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.…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
"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…   Read Story »