Yo La Tengo

Genres: Comedy Movies Drama Movies Pop / Rock
Tags: indie indie rock seen live alternative indie pop rock post-rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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 Kaplan’s vocals and those of Lou Reed were further endorsed by a version of the latter’s ‘It’s...

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