Yo La Tengo are a beloved band for many reasons, but one of the most preeminent is their knack for covering songs in innovative ways. Though Yo La Tengo’s influences are disparate, they a universe of sound and find a way to make those noises coalesce into harmonious balance. Stuff Like That There is the trio’s newest album made up mostly of covers, reworkings of old songs, and several new tracks. Structurally, it’s a contemporary imitator of 1990’s Fakebook. We’ve already heard their cover of the Cure’s “Friday I’m In Love,” a remake of I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One’s “Deeper Into Movies,” and a rendition of Special Pillows’ “Automatic Doom,” and now you stream the entire album in full below. [Article via Stereogum]
Yo La Tengo (often abbreviated as YLT) is an American indie rock band formed in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1984. Since 1992, the lineup has consisted of Ira Kaplan (guitars, piano, vocals), Georgia Hubley (drums, piano, vocals), and James McNew (bass, vocals).
Despite achieving limited mainstream success, Yo La Tengo has been called “the quintessential critics’ band” and maintains a strong cult following.
Though they mostly play original material, Yo La Tengo is renowned for its encyclopedic repertoire of cover songs both in live performance and on record.