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Music, Hear This Yo La Tengo: Show Preview

Yo La Tengo: Show Preview

With Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon separated, there's no one close to matching Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley's status as the first couple of indie rock. Together with bassist James McNew, Kaplan and Hubley have kept their critically adored, restless…
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Music, Treasure Island: Indie-rock elders move forward

Treasure Island: Indie-rock elders move forward

The past provides comfort for many indie-rock elders; witness the recent spate of reunions, bands touring on "best album" performances, and artists rifling through back catalogs for new reissues. But three well-established, pioneering indie acts — the Flaming Lips, Yo…
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Music, Indie Rock

Indie Rock

I 'm of two minds re: Yo La Tengo, one of the most popular indie bands of the past decade. On one hand, mainstays Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley are the nicest rock 'n' roll couple you're likely to meet.…
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Music, Reviewed Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo

The 42 songs on this three-CD Yo La Tengo career retrospective aren't sequenced chronologically, but it wouldn't much matter if they were. The two-decade tale of Hoboken, N.J.'s finest indie rock band resists a linear celebration; rather than an evolutionary…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Yo La Tengo The indie rock trio reached its arguable peak on its last album, And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out. That was a perfect late-night record -- not a raucous party record, per se, but rather a sonic snapshot…
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Music, Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

Yo La Tengo is a trio, not a duo. This mundane factoid seems important to mention, given early response to the Hoboken, N.J., band's ninth studio album, And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out. It's a remarkably meditative record for a…
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