If you had to pick one album that encompasses the awesomely eclectic nature of Yo La Tengo’s vision, 1997’s I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One is your best bet. It’s got it all (almost), careening from crunchy noise-pop to spacey ambient, from free-form experimentalism to delicate balladry, from homespun electronica to blown-out Beach Boys covers. Somehow, the band fits all these puzzle pieces together, creating a masterful whole. The double LP’s closer aside, this isn’t a little corner of the world, it’s an entire galaxy.
Like most of us, Yo La Tengo have had a weird year. But the long-running band is making the most of things with two fresh releases: some things old, some things new, some things borrowed, some things blue.
News of a new Yo La Tengo album is reason enough to celebrate. News of a great new Yo La Tengo album? Well, there ought to be a national holiday […]
Yo La Tengo is unmistakable. Over the last 31 years, the Hoboken band has created a signature style, one that’s comprised of identifiable building blocks: Georgia Hubley’s hushed, husky voice and drumming, which […]
Fans of Yo La Tengo’s softer side received some very good news this week with the announcement of the band’s latest LP, Stuff Like That There , out August 28th. It’s being pitched as a […]
At this point, it’s hard to imagine a world without Yo La Tengo. The band celebrates their 30th anniversary this week with a series of east coast shows, and yesterday […]
Recently, I was thinking about artists who have been around awhile and whose work has been labeled as ‘influential’ at one point or another. Thirteen albums into their career, Yo […]
The Yo La Tengo gang hit Los Angeles last week at the El Rey with their Wheel-O-Songs—which fortuitously included a set comprised of tunes via their garage rock alter-egos, Condo Fucks . […]
It’s the first of December. In addition to it being the first day in the last month of the year, it’s also when I allow myself to begin with the […]
Last week, while discussing unofficial compilations, I suggested that readers share some if their favorites in the comments. In doing so I asked myself the same question. While a number come to […]
“If you build it, they will come,” or in the case of Yo La Tengo , if they record it I will most likely eventually get around to listening to it — whatever […]
Rock ‘n’ roll can be so confounding. Some days, you’ll be sitting there like a good rock fan, trying to compose something elegant and beautiful — one thousand provocative words […]