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Yo La Tengo on World Cafe | March 18, 2013

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After nearly 30 years of prolific genre-avoidance, the indie-rock trio Yo La Tengo returns with Fade, its first studio album in almost four years. The record, the band's 13th full-length release, features "Before We Run," a six-minute piece of orchestral pop showcasing Yo La Tengo's stately side.

Hailing from Hoboken, N.J., Yo La Tengo has embraced many musical directions, delving into noise-pop, shoegaze, minimalist folk, funky R&B and straightforward rock 'n' roll over the course of its long career.

Here, the band plays songs from Fade and talks with David Dye about Jesse Jarnow's Yo La Tengo biography, Big Day Coming. (Link)


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The Beatles “I Feel Fine” Past Masters, Volume 1

Benjamin Gibbard “Teardrop Windows” Former Lives

David Bowie “The Stars (are out tonight)” The Next Day

Beck “Think I’m In Love” The Information

Walter Becker “Down at the Bottom” 11 Tracks of Whack

((Yo La Tengo “Last Days of Disco” And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out))

Yo La Tengo “Ohm” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

Yo La Tengo “I’ll Be Around” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

Yo La Tengo “Is That Enough” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Yo La Tengo “I’ll Be Around” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Bodeans “She’s A Runaway” Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams

Leagues “Spotlight” You Belong Here

Lauryn Hill “Doo Wop (that thing)” The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Jamie Lidell “Do Yourself a Faver” Jamie Lidell

New Radicals “You Get What You Give” You Get What You Give

Duquette Johnston “Dancing Song” Rebel King

Duquette Johnston “Rabbit Runs a Destiny” Rabbit Runs a Destiny

Paul Simon “Graceland” Graceland

Milk Carton Kids “Memphis” The Ash and Clay

((Passion Pit “Live to Tell the Tale” Chunk of Change))

The Shins “Simple Song” Port of Morrow

Local Natives “Heavy Feet” Hummingbird

Pete Townshend “Brilliant Blues” White City

Django Django “Default” Django Django

((Metronomy “Some Written” The English Riviera))

Mount Moriah “Younger Days” Miracle Temple

Bjork “Venus as a Boy” Debut

Blind Faith “Can’t Find My Way Home” Blind Faith

Villagers “Nothing Arrived” Awayland

((Erin Mckeown “The Jailer” Manifestra))