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Yo La Tengo

Formed: 1984 in Hoboken, NJ
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, Mike Lewis, Mike Lewis, Dave Schramm, Stephan Wichnewski, Dave Rick, James McNew
Biography: Yo La Tengo are in many respects the quintessential critics' band: in addition to their adventurous eclecticism, defiant independence, and restless creative ambition -- three qualities that virtually guarantee music press acclaim -- the group's frontman, Ira Kaplan, even tenured as a rock scribe prior ...Read full biography
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
Released: 1997
Label: Matador
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Functioning as a virtual catalog of mid-'90s indie rock trends, I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One is an astonishing tour de force from Yo La Tengo, establishing their deep talents as songwriters and ...Read full review
Painful
Released: 1993
Label: Matador Records
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Yo La Tengo has released several fine albums before, but only Painful encapsulates their folky guitar experimentalism perfectly. Alternating between dreamy Velvet Underground-style ballads and raving, ...Read full review
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