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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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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 ha…
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…
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 o…
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…
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…
jessica | December 6, 2010 - 5:21 pm

Great Moments From Matador At 21 @ The Palms, Las Vegas

So that happened. It'll take a few days of drying out and shutting eyes to come to terms with all that transpired in Las Vega…
Amrit Singh | October 5, 2010 - 11:57 am

Yo La Tengo Cover Times New Viking

This is getting meta. A few months ago Times New Viking made like labelmates Yo La Tengo at an Ohio in-store for the latter's "Nothing
brandon | September 14, 2010 - 1:35 pm

End Of The Road Festival 2010 In Photos

This past weekend Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, hosted the fifth annual End Of The Road Festival. This year’s lineup continued the festival’s peripheral…
Amrit Singh | September 13, 2010 - 4:19 pm

Guided By Voices Reunite For Matador 21st Anniversary Party

Jesus Lizard put on great shows in the ’90s. Just as intense, albeit in a different way, were Guided By Voices’ acrobatic karate-kicking, beer-swilling collagist…
brandon | June 29, 2010 - 2:51 pm

Flaming Lips & Oklahoma City Philharmonic Cover Yo La Tengo’s “Sugarcube”

Down at Bonnaroo this past weekend, the Lips played the hotly contested midnight hour on Saturday night against the Black Keys and Daryl Hall &am…
Amrit Singh | June 15, 2010 - 3:17 pm

Yo La Tengo – “Here To Fall (Pete Rock Remix)”

Legendary producer/emcee Pete Rock adds something new to the heavily textured "Here To Fall," the first track on Yo La Tengo's Popular Songs. Basically, it…
brandon | May 18, 2010 - 11:35 am

Coachella 2010: Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz

Friday got us dancing with LCD and Jay-Z, Saturday featured less clothing, and Sunday closed things out with a generally mellower lineup (plus more amazing…
stereogum | April 19, 2010 - 4:54 pm

Jeff Mangum To Perform At Chris Knox Benefit

Last June, the legendary New Zealand musician Chris Knox suffered a “series” of strokes. A few months later, we posted Jeff Mangum’s cover of the…
brandon | March 26, 2010 - 12:46 pm

Fucked Up & Friends Cover “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

We waited all yesterday for this to pop up on iTunes and it's finally arrived... No strangers to the tradition of benefit recordings -- see…
brandon | December 8, 2009 - 10:11 am

Treasure Island Fest 2009 In Photos

This past Saturday and Sunday was the third annual Treasure Island Festival, on San Francisco’s Treasure Island. We sent Josh Bis to capture the weekend…
Amrit Singh | October 20, 2009 - 9:31 am

Stream The New Yo La Tengo

You’ve heard a few of Yo La Tengo’s Popular Songs. Sink completely into the band’s excellent twelfth full-length over at NPR.
brandon | September 2, 2009 - 4:01 pm

New Yo La Tengo Video (Feat. Times New Viking) – “Nothing To Hide”

Yo La Tengo's Pelham Johnston and Brandon Reichard-directed video for Popular Songs' "Nothing To Hide" was shot at Lost Weekend Records in Columbus, Ohio with…
brandon | August 19, 2009 - 8:51 am

New Yo La Tengo Video – “Avalon Or Someone Very Similar” (Stereogum Premiere)

Yo La Tengo's been generous with advance listens of their lovely and nostalgic new collection Popular Songs, so far offering previews via a pair of…
Amrit Singh | August 11, 2009 - 1:26 pm

New Yo La Tengo – “Here To Fall”

"Here To Fall" opens Yo La Tengo's Popular Songs, an album that seems like it was perfectly calibrated to usher in the summer (even though…
brandon | July 22, 2009 - 5:05 pm

Wilco/Yo La Tengo @ KeySpan Park, Coney Island 7/13/09

In a few days the city's indie kids will make their way out to Coney Island for the Voice's annual Siren festival, chances are many…
Amrit Singh | July 14, 2009 - 10:17 am