Artist of the Week: Yo La Tengo

 

Artist of the Week on Musikki - Yo La Tengo

Artist of the Week on Musikki – Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo is an American indie rock band from New Jersey. The band was formed in 1984 by Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley as a husband/wife duo. In 1992 they were joined by James McNew (bass) forming the trio that still remains as the band’s line up. Their initial works were released through Coyote Records, Bar/None and Alias Records but in 1993 they started a longtime partnership with Matador Records that had its latest development earlier this year with the release of “Fade”, Yo La Tengo’s brilliant new record.

 

João Afonso

Founder and CEO of Musikki. Co-owned wahWah, an independent record store. Music addict. Used to spend every dime he had on records until he had to start spending most of it on dippers. Favourite artists: The Black Keys, David Bowie, Funkadelic, Feist, Pearl Jam, Bon Iver, James Blake, Bob Dylan, The Kills, Tim Buckley, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Broken Social Scene, Efterklang, The National, Fiona Apple, Jeff Buckley, Andrew Bird, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Radio Moscow, Moon Duo, Midlake, Fanfarlo, Sigur Ros, Liars, Sonic Youth, Lambchop, Joan As Police Woman, Kings of Convenience, Beirut, Twin Shadow, Wooden Shjips, Lisa Hannigan, Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Arcade Fire, Antony and The Johnsons, Beach House, Alabama Shakes, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits, Pavement, Stephen Malkmus, Nick Cave and the list goes on and on…