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Interview

Read Our Q&A With Yo La Tengo And Hear 4 Songs From Their New Album There’s A Riot Going On

Hoboken’s Yo La Tengo, one of the longest-running and most rewarding indie-rock bands since the genre had a name, are up there with Tom Waits…
Dan Weiss | January 18, 2018 - 10:02 am

List

31 Essential Shoegaze Tracks

"Shoegaze" was not initially meant as a compliment. Like "impressionists" (used dismissively by an art critic in 1874), "Krautrock," or more recently "deplorable(s)," the phrase…
Zach Schonfeld | June 14, 2017 - 12:17 pm

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

More Yo La Tengo stories

Watch Yo La Tengo & Kurt Vile Cover The Cure In Philadelphia

New Jersey indie-rock royalty Yo La Tengo recently kicked off a tour in support of their very pretty new album There's A Riot Going On.
Peter Helman | April 8, 2018 - 11:03 am

Stream Yo La Tengo There’s A Riot Going On

At the outset of this year, we published an interview with indie-rock luminaries Yo La Tengo announcing There's A Riot Going On, their fifteenth album…
Chris DeVille | March 16, 2018 - 10:14 am

Yo La Tengo – “For You Too”

In our interview with Yo La Tengo last month, bassist James McNew described the creation of their forthcoming fifteenth album as somewhat of a fluke,…
Julia Gray | February 27, 2018 - 10:00 am

Watch Michael Shannon & Yo La Tengo Cover Suicide’s “Ghost Rider”

This year, after a five-year absence, Yo La Tengo brought back their eight-night run of Hanukkah shows to the New York metro era. The shows…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2017 - 11:47 am

Yo La Tengo’s Hanukkah Shows Return After Five Years

We're about to see the return of a great indie tradition. For 12 years straight, New Jersey OGs Yo La Tengo would play eight nights…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2017 - 11:10 am

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

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

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

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
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