Yo La Tengo: Great Rock Band or Greatest Rock Band?

Here’s some­thing I scrib­bled about @TheRealYLT back in 2007. It’s still so true. Need more proof? Fine. Check out these clips of a reunit­ed Pussy Galoredaz­zling the crowd at Maxwell’s last week. Let’s not for­get the fact that Yo La Ten­go are still play­ing their stan­dard 8 night Hanukkah run while Ira recov­ers from an undis­closed ill­ness. Since I could­n’t make it to any of their shows this week, I’m lis­ten­ing to every­thing Yo La Ten­go on Spo­ti­fy. Unsur­pris­ing­ly, it’s per­fect for this week.

These guys are seri­ous­ly the great­est, most gen­er­ous act in indie rock and I can’t help but think peo­ple still take them for grant­ed, because, well, they do.

(I’d be remiss if I did­n’t link over to Jesse Jarnow’s online home, Frank & Earthy, for full setlists from these shows.)

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