Yo La Tengo are in many respects the quintessential critics’ band: in addition to their adventurous eclecticism, defiant independence, and restless creative ambition — three qualities that virtually guarantee music press acclaim — the group’s frontman, Ira Kaplan, even tenured as a rock scribe prior to finding success as a performer. So frequently compared to the Velvet Underground that they even portrayed the legendary group in the 1996 film I Shot Andy Warhol, the Hoboken, New Jersey-based Yo La Tengo have explored the extremes of feedback-driven noise rock and sweetly melodic pop, shading their work with equal parts scholarly composure and fannish enthusiasm. Prolific and mercurial, they have ultimately transcended their myriad influences to ensconce themselves as a beloved institution of the indie community.

Yo La Tengo cover The Cure's "Friday I'm In Love". The song comes from Yo La Tengo's forthcoming release 'Stuff Like That There'

Yo La Tengo cover The Cure

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Yo La Tengo re-issue 'Extra Painful' with twelve extra bonus tracks, announce new dates

Yo La Tengo Re-issue ‘Extra Painful’

Hanukkah comes early: On December 2, Yo La Tengo will release “Extra Painful,” a deluxe 2XLP/2XCD reissue of their classic 1993 “Painful” LP with 12 bonus tracks (plus many more via download coupon), in celebration of their 30th year as a band. Additionally, the band are playing a series of shows in the coming months, including their collaboration with filmmaker Sam Green, a sort of “live documentary” where Green narrates a film:

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James McNew from Yo La Tengo shares his favourite five albums with Northern Transmissions. "Fade" from 'Yo La Tengo' is now out on Matador Records.

James From ‘Yo La Tengo’ Favourite Five

James McNew from ‘Yo La Tengo’ shares his favourite five albums with northern Transmissions. His selections include self-titled First albums by ‘The Ramones’, ‘Suciide’, and Serge gainsbourg’s “Histoire De Melody Nelson’. ‘Yo La Tengo’s “Fade” is now out on Matador Records.

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Le Guess Who? Festival Adds To 2013 Lineup including Mark Lanegan, Yo La Tengo, The Fall, and More

Le Guess Who? Festival Adds To 2013 Lineup

Le Guess Who? Festival has announced new additions to their 7th annual festival lineup, taking place November 28th-December 1st in Utrecht, NL. Located 30 minutes outside Amsterdam, the festival will bring together the likes of Yo La Tengo, Mark Lanegan,

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Le Guess Who? Festival Shares 2013 Lineup. 7th Edition of the Festival to Feature Yo La Tengo, Mark Lanegan, Ólafur Arnalds, The Fall, Ty Segall, The Black Angels, first Dutch show from Linda Perhacs + many more

Le Guess Who? Festival Shares 2013 Lineup

Le Guess Who? Festival has announced a significant batch of artists for the 7th iteration of their Utrecht, NL festival taking place November 28-December 1. 30 minutes outside Amsterdam, the festival will bring together the likes of Yo La Tengo,

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FYF Fest Announces Comedy Lineup for 2013 Festival August 24th-25th in Los Angeles State Historic Park

FYF Fest 2013 Announces Comedy Lineup

On August 24th and 25th, FYF Fest will once again take over to Los Angeles Historic Park for the 10th annual incarnation of the L.A. institution, and today, the festival is happy to announce the initial comedy lineup.

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