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Yo La Tengo

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Concerts

From left, Georgia Hubley, James McNew and Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo.

January 12, 2013 Hear the New Jersey band perform five new songs, plus a cover of The Spinners' "I'll Be Around."

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Members of Chavez join Oneida during the performance of The Ocropolis III.

October 7, 2011 Members of Portishead, Boredoms, Guardian Alien and more participated in this marathon performance.

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August 25, 2010 The indie-rock veterans return to Mountain Stage with songs from their latest album.

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Yo La Tengo (300)

March 13, 2008 It seems as if Yo La Tengo was destined to become the prototypical indie-rock band.

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My Morning Jacket (300)

March 13, 2008 My Morning Jacket performed with Yo La Tengo and The Whigs at Austin Music Hall.

Studio Sessions

James McNew (left), Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo perform live at opbmusic in Portland.

July 30, 2013 Watch Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew perform a beautiful song from their album Fade.

Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo performs live on KCRW.

May 22, 2013 Watch Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew perform "Two Trains" from their new album, Fade.

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March 18, 2013 Hear the indie-rock trio play songs from the new Fade and discuss its biography, Big Day Coming.

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Yo La Tengo performs a studio session at KEXP's studios in Seattle on Jan. 18, 2013.

February 26, 2013 Watch Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew perform "I'll Be Around," live in the KEXP studios.

Discover Songs

Yo La Tengo

September 1, 2009 Hear Popular Songs in its entirety here, for the week prior to the album's release on Sept. 8.

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July 17, 2009 "Periodically Double or Triple" indulges Yo La Tengo's goofy, stream-of-consciousness side.

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June 16, 2008 "Tears Are in Your Eyes" is a figurative glass of warm milk for a world of nervous stomachs.

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September 7, 2006 New music from TV On the Radio; The beautifully sad return of Sparklehorse; A debut from Brookly...

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Reviews

Yo La Tengo's new album is titled Fade.

February 4, 2013 The band's new album, Fade, demonstrates that Yo La Tengo is all grown up but not at all stuffy.

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July 17, 2009 "Periodically Double or Triple" indulges Yo La Tengo's goofy, stream-of-consciousness side.

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June 16, 2008 "Tears Are in Your Eyes" is a figurative glass of warm milk for a world of nervous stomachs.

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September 14, 2006 The indie rock heroes are known for confounding expectations with each new album.

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More Stories

Yo La Tengo performs a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2013.

April 15, 2013 To coincide with the release of the band's 13th album, Fade, Yo La Tengo performs an acoustic set.

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I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your A**

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Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs: 1985-2003

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Popular Songs

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