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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014, Day Three – Murder City Devils, Yo Lo Tengo + More

On the third and final day (Nov. 9), any troubles at Fun Fun Fun Fest seemed to disappear completely.

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Matador Records/Michael Lavine

Yo La Tengo to Celebrate Band’s 30th Anniversary With ‘Painful’ Reissue

Indie rock vets Yo La Tengo have been with us for almost 30 years now, but guitarist Ira Kaplan said it wasn't until the 1993 release of 'Painful' that the band really came into their own.

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Lost & Found: Yo La Tengo’s Got an Autumn Sweater for You

In our minds, Yo La Tengo always have been and always will be.

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Watch Jeff Tweedy, the Decemberists and Yo La Tengo Rock ‘Parks and Recreation’

'Parks and Recreation' wrapped up its sixth season last night with an all-star concert featuring some indie-rock greats.

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Michael Buckner, Getty Images

Yo La Tengo’s ‘And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out’ – A Look Back at an Indie-Rock Classic

Following their trilogy of ‘90s classics, Yo La Tengo entered the new millennium with a new record and a new direction. Starting with 1993’s ‘Painful’ and continuing through ‘Electr-O-Pura’ (’95) and ending up with ‘I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One’ (’97), the New Jersey trio shaped their artfully sculpted indie rock into gorgeous, and often thorny, works that bridged head and heart. On ‘And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out,’ they went straight for the heart.

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Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2013 Expands Lineup: Yo La Tengo, Disclosure + Iceage to Perform

Earlier this month, the lineup for this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival Paris was revealed, and now, even more acts have been added to the bill, among them Yo La Tengo, Disclosure, Iceage, Jagwar Ma, Baths, Only Real and Glass Candy.

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18 Years Ago: Yo La Tengo’s ‘Electr-O-Pura’ Album Released

The seventh album by Hoboken-based indie-rock heroes Yo La Tengo falls in the middle of their excellent mid-‘90s trilogy. Sandwiched between 1993’s ‘Painful’ and 1997’s ‘I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One,’ 1995’s ‘Electr-O-Pura’ plays like the bridge between the hazy alt-rock noise of Yo La Tengo’s formative years and the shorter, snappier pop grooves they began to explore as the decade wound down. With a focus on songs, ‘Electr-O-Pura’ stands as one of the most accessible albums by the not-always-so-accessible trio.

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16 Years Ago: Yo La Tengo’s ‘I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One’ Album Released

Musically speaking, Yo La Tengo’s eighth album, 1997’s ‘I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One,’ is the New Jersey trio’s most expansive. Its wide-open playground of styles, sounds and genres helps explain why the record ranks among the group’s most popular. It’s also the band’s warmest record at that point, a soft coming down after the previous two LPs’ creative highlights. Nothing sounds forced on ‘I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One,’ not even the 10-minute space jam.

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Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 Announces Full Lineup, Adds M.I.A., Yo La Tengo + More

Pitchfork Music Festival has just announced a slew of acts to round out this year’s killer lineup. Joining previously announced headliners Belle and Sebastian, Bjork and R. Kelly are M.I.A. and Yo La Tengo, plus many more.

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Yo La Tengo, ‘I’ll Be Around’ – New Video

Yo La Tengo's new 'I'll Be Around' video looks like a lyric video -- words appear and fade away pretty much in time with the lyrics to the song -- but upon closer inspection, it quickly becomes clear that the words on the screen mostly aren't the ones frontman Ira Kaplan is singing (and that for some reason Kaplan isn't even the one pictured singing in the clip -- that would be Mac McCaughan of the band Superchunk).

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