Critical Mob: 4 New Ideas In Music
Book examines Yo La Tengo and the development of Indie Rock, and My Bloody Valentine to release a third album.
Critical Mob, a discovery site that curates, selects, and reviews the best in culture, discusses this week’s top musical picks; new book discusses Yo La Tengo and the rise of Indie Rock, new Elliott Smith footage, a third album from My Bloody Valentine and potential fresh Stone Roses material in the works.
Jesse Jarnow Assesses The Ascendancy Of Yo La Tengo
Yo La Tengo are a band for completists. Hoboken’s finest indie rockers have been in existence for nearly 30 years, including over 20 with their current lineup of Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and James McNew. They’ve released 15 full length albums, 14 EPs, and developed a truly mind-blowing repertoire of covers deeper than any professional wedding band. It’s a lot to take on, but music journalist Jesse Jarnow does an admirable job with the unwieldy amount of history at hand here.