Hoboken New Jersey's Yo La Tengo might be one of the most highly praised bands in US indie rock. Since forming in 1984, they've ticked all the boxes for critical success - fervent & ceaseless creativity, no-stone-uncovered eclecticism, and an almost militant non-compliance with musical trends. Approaching everything from feedback-soaked noise rock to sweet pop compositions with equal reverence, they've frequently been compared to The Velvet Undergound, producing a similarly diverse back catalogue.
This In Focus is two hours of Yo La Tengo, for your listening pleasure. Photo by GODLIS.