Yo La Tengo

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The amplifiers that had laid in wait at the Yo La Tengo practice pad for the last eighteen months warm up to a sunrise lit from underneath on a Hoboken sound stage made up of remnants of Yma Sumac's "Xtabay" and the orchestration of the Mingus Dynasty. The credits roll over "Beach Party Tonight," the lead cut from Yo La Tengo's twelfth record 'Summer Sun', which pulls you into the scenery with its gentle, yet foreboding, tentacles. Careful with that beach ball, Eugene, as the shards of glass tempered to look like sand rip up your heels as you enter what could be the darkest summer surf record ever recorded. A backdrop of winter storms paints nearly every reference to summer, sunshine, and good will towards men (with lyrics "you blame the sun as the cause of the shadows on the wall" in the Gilberto Gil stretch of "Season of the Shark" to the "summer stays too long" refrain in the sixth cut "Tiny Birds," as voiced by bassist James Mcnew). The pared-down and laid-bare instrumentation propping up hushed vocals, like an unseen undertow, may pin you down drowning if you stumble in unaware.

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FYF Fest 2013 Announces More Live Acts For August!

18th July 2013 -

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FYF Fest 2013 presents yet more new acts for its 10th annual weekend this August including comedians Doug Benson, Brett Gelman and Karen Kilgariff.FYF is an alternative music festival spread over two days - this...

Union Park Prepares For Its Seventh Annual Pitchfork Music Festival

15th July 2013 -

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Pitchfork Music Festival is due to hit Chicago's Union Park again this weekend featuring some exciting headline sets from Bjork, Belle & Sebastian and R. Kelly.Every summer this globally loved festival presents some 40 plus...

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2013 Announce To The Line-Up Yo La Tengo, Glass Candy Plus Many More

28th June 2013 -

 Press

After just one week all early bird tickets have sold out for Paris's annual Pitchfork Music Festival. Entering into its third year, the highly revered and critically acclaimed live music festival will be returning...

A Week in Music - James Blake Still Seeking His Niche, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Triumph With Lily Cole Video, Eels Stage A Love-In In Bournemouth

2nd April 2013 -

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Albums of Note... It’s been a long two years since James Blake released his debut eponymous album and now, the pioneering producer returns with Overgrown, album number two. Peppered with quality collaborations, with hip-hop legend...

Yo La Tengo - The Barbican Centre 20th March 2013 Live Review

25th March 2013 -

 Review

A tree stood behind each member of Yo La Tengo as they entertained 1,949 fully seated fans at The Barbican; three trees, like a leafy trident, representing perfectly Yo La Tengo's stature in the industry....

Out Now - US Albums Releases - Kidz Bop Launch New Assault On Chart, A$AP Rocky's Major Label Debut, Posthumous Album From Teena Marie

15th January 2013 -

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A terrifying prospect for most adult music fans this week, as the 23rd (yes, twenty third) instalment in the Kidz Bop series is released today. Parents beware, your favourite pop songs are up for the...

Amber Tamblyn and David Cross: Was it the Coolest Celebrity Wedding Ever?

9th October 2012 -

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Amber Tamblyn and David Cross' wedding may well be up there with the coolest celebrity nuptials ever after details of their big day surfaced online. We say 'details', we were actually treated to an Instagram...

Yo La Tengo - I'm Not Afraid Of You And I'll Beat Your Ass

2nd October 2006 -

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Yo La TengoI'm Not Afraid Of You And I'll Beat Your AssAlbum ReviewThis is Yo La Tengo's 10th album, the product of 20 years of indie rock that has headed all over the shop -...

Yo La Tengo - Summer Sun

1st May 2003 -

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