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 Th
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.
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 do