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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

"The Story of Yo La Tango"

How many books have been written about the Doors anyway? I'll bet more books than they have studio records, so we're we're very pleased to announce that we have copies of Jesse Jarnow’s Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo And The Rise Of Indie Rock is in the shop!

Formed way back in 1984, YLT released their debut LP two years later in 1986 (Ride the Tiger) and have given us twelve full-length studio records since - classics, each and every one of them- so it's high time a book about them has been made available.

The book traces the trajectory from Ira Kaplan's formative music journalism (and rabid record collecting) days to meeting -and marrying- fellow music and baseball fan Georgia Hubley, to finally connecting with musical soul mate James McNew and the band's eventual ascent into the ranks as one the key indie bands of the nineties and noughts.

Beloved by many of us here at D&Q, Yo La Tengo continue to this day to gift us with incredible records and live shows, so here's to hoping this will tide us over in some small way until they come to town again.

*NOTE: the misspelling of their name in the title of this post is deliberate. It's the name of the last song their I'm Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass LP. I appreciate your emails, but c'mon, gimme some credit.

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