This New Jersey, USA-based band has crafted a formidable reputation within the US alternative rock community with their succulent, Velvet Underground -inspired melodicism. Comprising the central husband and wife duo of Ira Kaplan (vocals/guitar) and Georgia Hubley (drums/vocals), plus various associates including regular member James McNew (bass), the band has built a strong reputation with critics worldwide in a career spanning over 20 years.
Yo La Tengo took their name from the cry of a Spanish-speaking baseball outfielder (strictly translating as I Got It), and had their 1986 debut album produced by Mission Of Burma bass player Clint Conley. Recorded with guitarist Dave Schramm and bass player Mike Lewis, the set included a cover version of Ray Davies Big Sky. The oft-stated comparisons between Kaplans vocals and those of Lou Reed were further endorsed by a version of the latters Its...
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