For more than two decades, Hoboken-based alt-rockers Yo La Tengo have held listeners and critics alike in a musical trance, and in a constant state of anticipation for each new release. The three-piece, comprised of married couple Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, and bassist James McNew, have built a reputation as one of the most consistently innovative acts of the last decades for their ability to fold a multitude of eclectic styles and genres into their own idiosyncratic aesthetic. Over the years, they've lent original songs to documentaries and film soundtracks, and played unrehearsed covers at listener request for radio station WFMU fundraisers. Their newest album and twelfth release, Popular Songs, came out to glowing reviews last September.
Read a review of their recent release, written by Bruce Warren at NPR.org/music.
Listen to a live concert from Washington, D.C.'s 930 Club, on September 17, 2009.
5:20 pm set time
Nothing To Hide
The Weakest Part
Here To Fall
Periodically Double or Triple
More Stars Than There Are In Heaven