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Yo La Tengo — The Roseland Ballroom, September 25th, 2009

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The Roseland Ballroom, September 25th, 2009


13 Best Songs of the Week: Miss Grit, Heather Woods Broderick, Fever Ray, Steve Mason, and More

Plus Yo La Tengo, Margo Price, Ladytron, Sharon Van Etten, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 11, 2022

Welcome to the 39th Songs of the Week of 2022. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because I was out sick. So once again this week’s list encompasses songs released in the last two weeks (although all but three of the songs are from this week). More

Yo La Tengo Announce New Album, Share New Song “Fallout”

This Stupid World Due Out February 10, 2023 via Matador

Nov 02, 2022

Yo La Tengo have announced the release of a new album, This Stupid World, which will be out on February 10, 2023 via Matador. They have also shared a new song from the album, “Fallout.” More

Ben Gibbard and Canvasback Music Announce Yoko Ono Tribute Album

David Byrne and Yo La Tengo Cover of “Who Has Seen the Wind?” Out Now; Album Out February 18

Jan 05, 2022

Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records have announced the release of a Yoko Ono tribute album, Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono, which will be out on February 18. Curated by Gibbard, the album features 14 covers of Ono tracks from artists such as Sharon Van Etten, Death Cab for Cutie, US Girls, Japanese Breakfast, Jay Som, and Thao. A David Byrne and Yo La Tengo cover of Ono’s “Who Has Seen the Wind?” has just been released. More

Mac McCaughan of Superchunk Announces New Solo Album, Shares New Song “Dawn Bends”

The Sound of Yourself Due Out September 24 via Merge; New Song Features Yo La Tengo and Jon Wurster

Jul 20, 2021

Mac McCaughan of Superchunk (and also co-founder of Merge Records) has announced a new solo album, The Sound of Yourself, and shared its first single, “Dawn Bends,” which features Yo La Tengo, as well as his Superchunk bandmate Jon Wurster (on drums). In a press release McCaughan says the single is “a cautionary tale about getting a little too into the isolation.” More

Mar 16, 2021

Lambchop (the project of Kurt Wagner) have announced a new album, Showtunes, which will be out on May 21 via Merge. They have subsequently shared a song from the album entitled “A Chef’s Kiss.” More

Yo La Tengo Launch Bandcamp Page; Share New Track

Listen to “James and Ira demonstrate mysticism and some confusion holds (Monday)”

Jul 13, 2020

Despite being one of the biggest names in indie rock, Yo La Tengo have finally launched their own Bandcamp page. With it, they’ve shared a five-minute instrumental track “James and Ira demonstrate mysticism and some confusion holds (Monday)” that was recorded in their rehearsal space. More

Oct 10, 2019

Palehound (aka Ellen Kempner) released a new album, Black Friday, back in June via Polyvinyl. Now she has shared two new tracks, the new song “Your Boyfriend’s Gun” and a new cover of Yo La Tengo’s “Autumn Sweater.” More

Oct 29, 2018

The Lemonheads (the project led by Evan Dando) have announced a new album, Varshons 2, which is their first in nine years. It’s a covers record and they have shared its opening track, a cover of Yo La Tengo’s “Can’t Forget.” More

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Apr 05, 2018

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Under the Radar Announces Spring 2018 Issue with Courtney Barnett on the Cover

Issue 63 Also Includes Interviews with MGMT, The Decemberists, Belle & Sebastian, The National, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Fleet Foxes, Parquet Courts, Noel Gallagher, Spoon, and More

Mar 28, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2018 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar’s app and the magazine apps Readly and Zinio. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. The issue features Courtney Barnett on the cover. More

Album of the Week: Mount Eerie

Now Only Out Now via P.W. Elverum & Sun

Mar 16, 2018

This week’s album of the week serves as a follow-up to the most stark, moving and genuinely heartbreaking records of last year, Mount Eerie‘s A Crow Looked At Me. Charting Phil Elverum’s immediate situation and emotional response to the death of his wife Geneviève in 2016, not long after the birth of the couple’s only child, a daughter, the album was a brutally honest document of death and grief delivered with remarkable, soft, melodic directness. More

Yo La Tengo Share New Song “For You Too”

There's a Riot Going On Due Out March 16 via Matador

Feb 27, 2018

Yo La Tengo are releasing a new album, There’s a Riot Going On, on March 16 via Matador. When the album was announced they shared four new songs from it: “You Are Here,” “Shades of Blue,” “She May, She Might,” and “Out of the Pool.” Now they have shared another song from it, “For You Too.” More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Mount Eerie, of Montreal, Gwenno, Yo La Tengo, Ought, and More

Plus The Decemberists, Young Fathers, The Sea and Cake, Mouse on Mars, Lucy Dacus, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 19, 2018

2018 is coming on strong with lots of fantastic new tracks this week in our second Songs of the Week post of the year. Like last week, it was definitely a challenge to narrow it down to only 10. Preoccupations, The Spook School, Hinds, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, St. Vincent remixed by Kelly Lee Owens, Eels, and Hinds all could have easily made the Top 10, but it was a competitive week. More

Yo La Tengo Announce New Album, Share Four New Songs

There's a Riot Going On Due Out March 16 via Matador

Jan 18, 2018

Yo La Tengo have announced a new album, There’s a Riot Going On, and shared four new songs from it: “You Are Here,” “Shades of Blue,” “She May, She Might,” and “Out of the Pool.” Since the album is 15 tracks long, there’s still plenty left to hear from it. More

Nov 14, 2017

Yo La Tengo‘s last album, Stuff Like That There, came out back in 2015 via Matador. Now the band have announced some new European tour dates. The band has also hinted at new music. More

Yo La Tengo Announce New Tour Dates

Stuff Like That There Out Now via Matador

Nov 09, 2015

Yo La Tengo‘s latest album, Stuff Like That There, came out back in August via Matador. Now the band has announced a slew of new tour dates in support of the record. More

Stream the Full New Album by Yo La Tengo, “Stuff Like That There”

Stuff Like That There Due Out August 28 via Matador

Aug 20, 2015

Yo La Tengo‘s new album, Stuff Like That There, is due for release next Friday (August 28) via Matador. It is a mix of Yo La Tengo originals, covers of other artists’ songs, and covers of their own songs. More

Jul 14, 2015

Yo La Tengo‘s new album, Stuff Like That There, due for release on August 28 via Matador, is a mix of Yo La Tengo originals, covers of other artists’ songs, and covers of their own songs. More

Oct 21, 2014

Celebrating 30 years as a band Yo La Tengo have announced a forthcoming reissue of their 1993 album Painful. More

Mar 28, 2014

We’re not ones for the summer television hiatus—but forgive us when we say that we wish the season finale of Parks and Recreation would get here now. More

Nov 25, 2013

The sixth annual Le Guess Who? festival kicks off November 28 in Utrecht, Netherlands. With shows scattered in venues around the city, it’s an ideal way to take in the Netherlands while experiencing music from across the world and genre spectrum. (Sweaty festival tents—who needs ‘em?)

Yo La Tengo Announce Deluxe Edition of “Fade”

Featuring Live Takes, Remixes, and Covers

Sep 18, 2013

Yo La Tengo have announced that they will release a new deluxe edition of their most recent album Fade. More

Aug 06, 2013

When it wasn’t progressing through a technicolor vision of Magic School Bus-inspired weirdness the music video for Yo La Tengo‘s Fade single “Ohm” attempted to breakdown the answer of “What Is Yo La Tengo?” with a mathematical equation of influences and associations. More

Watch: Yo La Tengo – “Ohm” Video

We All Live…in a World With A Smoking Baby

Jul 10, 2013

In the video for Yo La Tengo track “Ohm” (from this year’s album, Fade), a set of inquisitive students attempt to unravel the enigma that is the New Jersey trio. More

Feb 21, 2013

With a tour through Europe scheduled next month Yo La Tengo have announced a whole new series of shows throughout North America in support of their latest album Fade. More

Jan 30, 2013

In the wake of releasing their latest album Fade, Yo La Tengo have premiered a music video for the included single “I’ll Be Around.” More

Listen: Yo La Tengo – “Ohm”

Fade Out January 15 Via Matador

Dec 20, 2012

On January 15, Yo La Tengo will release their new album Fade. The cover features a tree in Portland’s Overlook park, and in their new video “Ohm” you can see it in action.


Dec 19, 2012

Coinciding with their annual Hannukah residency at Maxwell’s in Hoboken this year, Yo La Tengo are offering up a special 24-hour sale of mix CDs gathering selections from Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and James McNew’s personal record collections. More

Dec 17, 2012

For the past several years Yo La Tengo have made it a tradition to take over the Hoboken music club Maxwell’s for a series of hometown Hanukkah shows, regularly inviting special guests to make some fun performances. More

Watch: Yo La Tengo – “Before We Run”

Fade Out January 15 Via Matador

Nov 15, 2012

As announced yesterday, on January 15 will see the release of Yo La Tengo’s newest masterpiece, Fade. Today, the band released a video. More

Yo La Tengo Announce New Album, Tour

Fade Coming in January

Nov 14, 2012

Yo La Tengo have announced the arrival of their newest album, Fade. More

Wye Oak Announce More Tour Dates

Opening Dates For The Decemberists, The National, Okkervil River and More

Jul 27, 2011

Wye Oak has announced more fall tour dates in support of March release, Civilian. More

Nov 03, 2010

Yo La Tengo have been around the block (and blog) a few times. So what’s an indie stalwart gotta do to keep things fresh? How about embracing “The Wheel of Fate?” More

Matador Records’ 21st Birthday Party in Vegas to Feature Guided By Voices Original Lineup

Other “Attendees” Include Pavement, Sonic Youth, Bell & Sebastian, and Cat Power

Jun 30, 2010

In the grand tradition of 21-year-olds everywhere, Matador Records is heading to Las Vegas to celebrate their 21st birthday October 1-3rd. We have the impressive birthday concert lineup. More

Fucked Up Release All-Star “Do they Know It’s Christmas?” Cover

Christmas Single Features Kevin Drew, Tegan and Sara, Kyp Malone, Ezra Koenig, Yo La Tengo, and others

Dec 09, 2009

Canadian band Fucked Up is leading the Christmas charge. With the help of a few friends (including comedian David Cross, Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew, Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio, Yo La Tengo, Bob Mould of Husker Du, Tegan & Sara, and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend) they’ve released an updated version of 1980s classic “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” More

Pop Montreal 2009 Announces New Acts

Sufjan Stevens, Yo La Tengo, Japandroids and More Just Added with Hundreds to Come

Aug 18, 2009

Pop Montreal 2009 has announced another slew of artists including Sufjan Stevens, Yo La Tengo, Japandroids, Jay Reatard, and more. Stay tuned for the hundreds of acts still up their sleeves. More

Check Out Photos of Pitchfork Music Festival Day One

Photos of Yo La Tengo, The Jesus Lizard, and Built to Spil

Jul 18, 2009

The Pitchfork Music Festival began last night in Chicago and we sent photographer Andrew Reed Weller down to capture the action. Check out his photos of Yo La Tengo, The Jesus Lizard, and Built to Spill. More

Genius + Pop = Yo La Tengo

New Jersey Rockers to Release Popular Songs September 8th

Jun 04, 2009

Earlier today, the Matador Records blog announced that New Jersey rockers Yo La Tengo will be releasing their new album, Popular Songs, on September 8th. More


Jun 04, 2018

Listening to Yo La Tengo has always felt like coming home to a warm house in the country, filled with memories. A safe place to go, where variables don’t enter. Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and James McNew are fabricators of music that makes it feel as if you’re walking next to or sitting beside them. More


Mar 16, 2018

Much like when Sly & The Family Stone first proclaimed the same message, There’s a Riot Goin’ On, in 1971 in response to Marvin Gaye, Yo La Tengo find themselves relaying the same message 47 years plus later. More

Nov 17, 2015

The hackneyed phrase often lobbed at slow, subtly evolving music is that listening to it is akin to watching paint dry; absorbing Yo La Tengo’s largely acoustic performance at the Vic Theatre, then, was more like trying to lap up every last droplet of an ice cream cone melting all too rapidly. More

Sep 04, 2015

For years, decades even, Yo La Tengo have inhabited the role of the indie mainstay; “business as usual” could describe any of their albums since the mid-aughts at least. That makes Yo La Tengo sound like a band who sticks to one successful sound, however, which couldn’t be further from the truth. More

Dec 05, 2013

You know how sometimes at a festival there’s an “off” day, where there just doesn’t seem to be any strong acts that you’re dying to see? Le Guess Who? doesn’t believe in lulls. The final day brought strong sets from Destroyer, Lonnie Holley, Damien Jurado, and Yo La Tengo. More

Jan 11, 2013

If Yo La Tengo’s career were human, it would have been granted the right to vote shortly after their 1997 album I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One. (Feel old yet?) As they approach the end of their second decade together, it seems almost inevitable that the Hoboken, New Jersey band would start ruminating on the deeper stuffchiefly life and death. Dark? More

Oct 07, 2009

Since Yo La Tengo is forgoing its usual winter run of eight Hanukkah shows in the band’s hometown of Hoboken, N.J., an extra-special close-to-home gig was inevitable while touring for its newest release, Popular Songs (Matador). At New York’s Roseland Ballroom on September 25, the Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. played a pre-show set in the lobby, the rowdy dudes of Atlanta’s Black Lips opened in the theater, comedian John Oliver emceed, and concertgoers were treated to a light show by Joshua White and Gary Panter during Yo La Tengo’s set. More