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Yo La Tengo Leaf Through Their Back Pages on 'Sleepless Night'

Do six disparate pieces, culled from the dusty corners of Yo La Tengo's career make a satisfying whole?

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Speed the Plough: The Plough & the Stars

Speed the Plough mixes Yo La Tengo's faraway feeling of summer daydreams with the edgier lyrics and more somber mien of the Feelies.

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Ten Great Cover Singers

Though this may be the time of year when cloying pop covers of Christmas songs are picked up from far too many supermarket checkout lines, let it not sour you on all covers completely. The ten artists listed herein are laudable exemplars of how to make the cover version an artform all its own.

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Yo La Tengo's Musical Equation in Video Form

Yo La Tengo has released a companion video to the animated wonderland that represented "Ohm", where a cigar smoking baby commandeers a vintage VW bug while a mathematical equation scrolled on a white board uses band names, musicians and lyrics to answer the question "Who is Yo La Tengo?"

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Now Hear This!: Dump - 'Superpowerless' (album premiere)

PopMatters is pleased to premiere the reissue of Dump's Superpowerless, one of the quintessential four-track albums of the '90s.

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Yo La Tengo Rocks Fallon (video)

Hoboken band is joined by Fred Armisen on drums for "Ohm".

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Popular Songs: 15 (or So) Essential Yo La Tengo Tracks

To coincide with the release of Yo La Tengo's 13th LP Fade this week, Sound Affects compiles the essential tracks by the unlikely last band standing from indie rock's '90s golden era.

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Yo La Tengo: Fade

The first lines on Fade may be, "Sometimes the bad guys come out on top / Sometimes the good guys lose," but Yo La Tengo proves that nothing could be further from the truth, at least in its own case.

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Listening Ahead: Anticipated Early 2013 Releases

In lieu of our regular monthly overview, this edition of “Listening Ahead” offers up an early 2013 preview with sneak peaks of some of the best and most intriguing albums that the coming months have to offer.

Matthew Fiander and Arnold Pan
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German Indie Venue Beatpol Celebrates 20 Years

A legendary German music venue that has hosted a number of major American acts over the last several years turns 20 this month.

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The Return and Demystification of Jeff Mangum

Indie-rock's most revered recluse makes a rare appearance in New York City and in so doing, manages to overcome his own myth, one song at a time.

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Various Artists: Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox

Jeff Mangum, Yo La Tengo, Will Oldham, Stephin Merritt, the Mountain Goats, the late Jay Reatard, and dozens more pay tribute to one of the best songwriters no one has ever heard of -- and what a joy it is to listen to.

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Yo La Tengo: 6 October 2009 - Chicago

Even in the moments when they seem to be teetering on the edge of control, like during one of Ira’s guitar tirades, every single note and squall of feedback feels necessary.

Rory O'Connor
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Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Jad Fair

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.

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Yo La Tengo: Popular Songs

Yo La Tengo's Popular Songs: Recommended for all weather types, day or night.

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Condo Fucks: Fuckbook

Do you remember Rock 'n' Roll radio?

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Yo La Tengo + Oneida

Yo La Tengo, Hanukkah 2008, Night One, the Twitter version: Janet Weiss for the whole show on second drumkit, Spoon's Britt Daniel for the encore, opening acts Oneida (music) and Paul F. Tompkins (comedy), Aesop Rock behind the music collection, and all proceeds to the Jubilee Center.

Chad Berndtson
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Juno (Deluxe): Music From the Motion Picture

How to capitalize on one of the few successful movie soundtracks of the past decade? Re-release it a year later with some "b-sides!"

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Yo La Tengo

Billed as the Freewheeling Yo La Tengo, this stripped-down tour/Q+A session underscores the fact that, whatever you think this band to be, it's often something else entirely.

Kevin Pearson
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Yo La Tengo

“In one interview, Georgia, you talked about the beauty that’s found in accidents.” From behind a modest drum set, Ms. Georgia Hubley responds: "I did?"

Anita Schillhorn van Veen
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Yo La Tengo

Spinning rims, 22-ouncers, and a lesson on listening.

Eddie Ciminelli
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Yo La Tengo

Spinning rims, 22-ouncers, and a lesson on listening.

Eddie Ciminelli
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Yo La Tengo: I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass

Reviewing this album is like trying to describe a cool and sunny Sunday afternoon -- no liberal expenditure of adjectives and verbs can recreate the experience of just sitting and taking it all in while relaxing.

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

For longtime fans, this Yo La Tengo retrospective offers an optional third-disc of rarities and outtakes, and for uninitiated listeners, it's the perfect introduction to one of indie-rock's most inviting -- and, sadly, most stigmatized -- bands.

Evan Rytlewski
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Jennifer Bendery

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