Yo La Tengo is one of the most beloved and respected bands in America. For nearly thirty years, Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew have enjoyed success entirely on their own terms – playing the world’s best concert halls, museums, and dives, dominating critics’ lists, doing a Simpsons theme, playing the Velvet Underground in “I Shot Andy Warhol,” sharing stages with some of the most important musicians of our time, and even creating a holiday tradition onto themselves with their yearly series of Hanukkah shows at Hoboken, New Jersey’s legendary club Maxwells, and New York’s iconic Bowery Ballroom, from which they’ve donated hundreds of thousands to charity.

Following their acclaimed 2018 album There’s a Riot Going On, in 2023  the band released their 16th studio album This Stupid World on Matador Records, to widespread critical acclaim – it was featured on end of year lists from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, MOJO, Uncut, Paste, Drift and more.

Press for Yo La Tengo:

“indie rock’s most steadfast institution” – Pitchfork

“the quietest loud band – or the loudest quiet band – in the world.” – the Guardian

“Nearly 40 years into their career as a band, with “This Stupid World,” Yo La Tengo have reached another peak.” – Variety

“a record this beautiful makes easing toward the abyss feel a little less painful.” – Rolling Stone