Since the lineup has consisted of Ira Kaplan guitars, piano, vocalsGeorgia Hubley drums, piano, vocalsand James McNew bass, vocals. Inoriginal guitarist Dave Schramm rejoined the band and appears on their fourteenth album, Stuff Like That There. Despite achieving limited mainstream success, Yo La Tengo has been called "the quintessential critics' band" and maintains a strong cult following.
Though it mostly plays original material, Yo La Tengo is renowned for its wide repertoire of cover songs both in live performance and on record. Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley formed the band as a couple in They chose the name "Yo La Tengo" Spanish for "I have it" referring to a female- gender object or person. When Ashburn went for a catch, he would scream, "I got it! I got it! Kaplan and Hubley placed an advertisement to recruit other musicians who shared their love for bands such as the Soft BoysMission of Burmaand Arthur Lee 's Love.
Produced by former Mission of Burma bassist Clint Conley who also took over bass duties on three songs, the album "marked Yo La Tengo as a band with real potential" according to reviewer Mark Deming.
Schramm and Lewis left the band after the album's release, with Kaplan subsequently taking on the I Should Care - Julie London - Julie Is Her Name of lead guitar and Stephan Wichnewski joining to play bass.
The group's next album New Wave Hot Dogs sold poorly, but in the words of Mark Deming, "was a quantum leap over the sound of their debut. The release of President Yo La Tengo in did much to establish the band's reputation among rock critics including Robert Christgau who praised the "mysterioso guitar hook" in the first song titled "Barnaby, Hardly Working". Despite the positive reception of the album, sales were still poor and Wichnewski left the band not long after.
Hubley and Kaplan carried on as a duo and began playing two-electric-guitar shows. Kaplan, though typically a pragmatist, started carrying a bug trapped in amber in his pocket for luck. Yo La Tengo reunited with Dave Schramm in to record Fakebookan album of mostly acoustic tunes, including covers of Cat StevensGene ClarkThe KinksDaniel Johnstonamong others, with five original songs by the band themselves, including an acoustic version of Barnaby Hardly Working.
Again produced by Gene Holder, the album's folk sound was a change of pace for the band. Years later, Kaplan recalled that the album was "just me and Georgia looking for an excuse to record with Dave Schramm and Al Greller" who played guitar and double bass on the album, respectively.
After My Sweet Lord - Jim Nabors - Precious Memories release of That Is Yo La TengoJames McNew who also records under the solo moniker Dump began playing bass with the band, forming the trio that continues to make up Nuclear War (Version 3) - Yo La Tengo - Nuclear War band today. According to McNew. The following LP, 's Painfulwas also the beginning of the band's fruitful creative partnership with producer Roger Moutenot, who has produced all of their subsequent albums up until 's Fadewhich was produced by John McEntire.
Ira Kaplan explains:. This is not the forbidding experimentation of an aspiring vanguard. This is the fooling around of folks who like to go out on Saturday night and Thuban Pt.
1 - Thuban - Zeitgeist some noise—and then go home humming it. For the first time, all songs were credited to the band as a whole rather than individual Nuclear War (Version 3) - Yo La Tengo - Nuclear War this became the norm for all future releases. The band's LP I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One synthesized the group's eclectic combination of folk, punk rockshoegazinglong instrumental noise-jams, and electronic music into a sprawling, multi-faceted style.
Critical reaction was extremely positive; Pitchfork awarded the album a 9. With their critical reputation higher than ever before, the band toured extensively and their fan base continued to grow. Inthey collaborated with Jad Fair and released the album Strange but Nuclear War (Version 3) - Yo La Tengo - Nuclear War to mixed reviews.
The album features some intimate songs with hushed, varied instrumentation and includes the Georgina - Jonathan Sheffer - In A Shallow Grave (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) minute epic "Night Falls On Hoboken".
The program debuted at the San Francisco Film Festival and has been performed live approximately twelve times. The band's tenth LP, Summer Sunwas released in Although the album received generally favorable reviews, some critics found the album's quiet atmosphere "underwhelming. The band put together their first "best of" compilation entitled Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs: — which was released in They composed scores for four more films, 's Junebug and Game 6and 's Shortbus and Old Joy.
Their scores for these four films were collected on the compilation They Shoot, We Score. Kaplan told an interviewer: "I think we gained an element of comfort with using that kind of instrumentation, and it became something we could draw on for our other songs. As part of the station's annual fundraising marathon, listeners who call in to pledge money to the station may request a favorite which the band will then perform on the spot.
Audiences were encouraged to request Nuclear War (Version 3) - Yo La Tengo - Nuclear War and ask questions which, Kaplan stated, the band tried to answer "in a strategic manner so that the answers to the questions will lead to the next song.
Popular Songsthe band's 12th album, was released on September 8, The album was recorded in the band's rehearsal space in New Jersey and features two songs with elaborate string sections composed by jazz composer Richard Evans.
It entered the Billboard chart at No. Yo La Tengo covered Knox's song "Coloured". All proceeds from the album go towards Knox's recovery.
In Augustthey announced the release of an EP in September to be followed by a full-length album in January The following album, Fadewas released on January 15, In they toured and performed live onstage as film maker Sam Green live narrated an evolving version of his new film The Love Song of R.
Inthey played an Indiana-based Night Ranger cover band Bobby Night Ranger in the final episode of season 6 of the television series Parks and Recreation. Inthe band released Murder in the Second Degreea second compilation of their live impromptu cover-song performances on the New Jersey freeform radio station, WFMU. The performances included the Hitchcock album "Black Snake Diamond Role" in its entirety, as well as collections of classic Hitchcock songs and covers of other artists.
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