Yo La Tengo

Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo

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For over three decades, Yo La Tengo have been making textbook alternative rock. The trio from Hoboken, New Jersey can lull the listener with a bittersweet melody or crush you with an ear-shattering, psychedelic jam. Rarely have Yo La Tengo made a bad album (and they’ve made a lot of albums), so it’s a tribute to the inventiveness of Ira Kaplan (guitar), Georgia Hubley (drums) and James McNew (bass) that even the recently released There’s a Riot Going On is just as solid as the classic President Yo La Tengo from 1989. Kaplan’s not much of a singer, but gets his point across in a Lou Reed kind of way while wife Hubley has a subtle command of those cymbals and drums. And even with a boatload of solid originals, Yo La Tengo are sure to pull out some mind blowing covers such as their whispered take on the Cure’s “Friday I’m in Love.”

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