It’s more than just the presence of strings and horns—it’s McNew’s voice, the echo of the drums, that combination of wide-eyed positivity and silent, internal sadness. This gorgeous instrumental, driven by the sound of crickets and a quiet egg shaker, captures the wonder of sitting on a porch on a lazy summer night while idly plucking a guitar. I hope people in 2014 know who Tortoise are. All Rights Reserved, If There’s Really a Riot Going On, Yo La Tengo Aren’t Saying What It Is, 14. These aren’t complaints, though, as it’s a classic rocker and a winning stylistic exercise. It shows up like a sunbeam about two-thirds of the way through another gorgeous, low-key Hubley love song. This slow-burning epic starts off mellow and grows into a surprisingly powerful (and noisy) tour de force. Like most of And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out, this song avoids the noise and distortion and focuses on ethereal organ and acoustic guitar strums, underpinned with brushed drums and McNew’s bass melodies, as Kaplan sings about the early days of his relationship with Hubley. And if you’re somehow wondering who these Yo La Tengo cats are in the first place, well, they’re a rock band—a really good rock band. The typical Kaplan guitar solo takes the sort of guitar lines you’d expect from a traditional pop song and turns them into free jazz skronk. You know those songs that sound so sad that they pretty much always make you sad, but are so beautiful and moving that you still can’t stop listening to them? If Yo La Tengo broke up in 1989 this would’ve been the song most likely to pop up on a Rhino college-rock compilation. Kaplan sounds in disbelief that the person he used to think about all the time is now a part of his life, and although it’s easy to assume he’s literally singing about his wife and bandmate the lyrics are both universal enough and non-committal enough to apply to almost any sort of relationship the listener has in mind. Bassist James McNew, who has released a few albums of tender four-track pop under the name Dump, first took lead on a Yo La Tengo album with “Stockholm Syndrome.” The concert favorite is a warm and tightly written look at romantic confusion, sung with McNew’s Neil Young-ish high-pitched sigh of a voice. Compiled here are 15 (or so) essential Yo La Tengo songs, which mostly coincide with the band's best, though not exactly. It’s been 25 years since Fakebook, the record where Yo La Tengo first released this song. Each version strongly evokes different emotions, even though the lyrics, about a fictional movie starring Tom Courtney and Julie Christie, avoid any sort of emotional reflection. Shakers, handclaps and Hubley’s mechanical drumming keep the ship afloat and rhythmically enriched. Fakebookis mostly an album of covers but one of its few originals is also one of the band’s most beloved songs. Swans! Even the guitar solo, which is basically just an unruly clatter fed through who knows how many effects pedals, is tasteful. The original album version is a big, anthemic rock song, something you blast from your car with the windows down or pump your fists along to at a concert. While the songs from Fade on the list are indeed the highlights of the album, I personally don't find them to be greater than many of the songs left off the list. They don’t have a lot of songs that do both, and the best one in that small subset is this song from Electr-O-Pura. Album: Electr-O-Pura (1995) Since forming in 1984, this trio has remained one of indie music's most reliably lovable bands. Like “Motel 6”, they’ve had the occasional song over the years that could be classified as “shoegaze”. Shakers, handclaps and Hubley’s mechanical drumming keep the ship afloat and rhythmically enriched. It’s less of a song than a blurry, indistinct impression of a song, but it’s something I could listen to dozens of times in a row. Fakebook is mostly an album of covers but one of its few originals is also one of the band’s most beloved songs. Is this where Yo La Tengo realized how beautiful Georgia Hubley’s voice can be? It’s the kind of slow-burn grower where the songs I love most today, at release, could very easily not be the songs I love most months or years from now. Popular Songs, an Album by Yo La Tengo. 2009’s “More Stars Than There Are in Heaven” might have the strongest such influence, and more than anything else in the band’s repertoire sounds like something that could be on a My Bloody Valentine album. There was a problem, though: That top 20 is exactly the same as it was in 2014. Album: And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (2000) And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out can seem like a downer at first—other than “Teenage Riot” sound-alike “Cherry Chapstick,” it’s an album full of quiet, understated, bittersweet love songs. The best of them is “Little Eyes,” one of the few songs to break through the bland uniformity of the record’s production. “Pass the Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind”, 3. To mark the release of the Jersey trio's 15th album, we dig into their catalog for the best of the best. It has its dull moments. In the liner notes of the CD reissue of the band’s first album, Ride the Tiger, Kaplan wrote about the band’s “timid folk-rock souls.” The first song on their third album isn’t a clean break from the college rock of Ride the Tiger, which was proficient but unspectacular and has aged relatively poorly compared to the rest of their catalogue, but its clean guitar and bouncy bass are underlined with a looping guitar squeal that plays throughout the entire song. Yo La Tengo kept getting better throughout the 1990s. It’s significantly better than any 12-minute song about rock clubs misspelling a band’s name should probably be. That’s a sign of a good pop song, and on some days “Damage” would maybe land much higher on this list. Freewheeling Yo La Tengo (1) I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (3) Lollapalooza 1995 (1) Maquinaria Festival (1) Painful (1) Popular Songs (21) Reinventing the Wheel tour (4) Save Lounge Ax! It starts with a lengthy instrumental intro that isn’t far removed from R.E.M. After two minutes and change, McNew finally hits a second note, and then a third, and you realize this song actually has parts. Nope, this isn’t a cover. Built around Hubley’s serene vocals and a stately organ line, “Nowhere Near” is an assured and matter-of-fact love song for adults. The subtle electronics of the song build up like a volcano until the roof of it pops off. The next year they released their breakout record Painful on Matador, a partnership that endures to this day. It starts with Hubley’s soft voice in “Decora” floating atop a wash of guitar that has enough distortion and tremolo on it to pass for something off Loveless. The first few times you hear it you may not even register it as a pop song, but it’s a brilliantly fractured take on the kind of restrained, earnest, fundamentally mature-sounding love song that Yo La Tengo have explored many times. It’s sleek, from Kaplan’s jet-stream guitars to the almost spoken harmonies to the basic song structure. The restraint is remarkable, especially since Kaplan routinely plays guitar like he’s one of those weird air-balloon creatures at a used car sale. With its textures and polyrhythms “Autumn Sweater” sounded like a love song written by Tortoise when it came out in 1997. Hell, they were already indie rock veterans when people were still calling it college rock, with a history that stretches back to 1984. It’s catchy in a classical sense, like something Jackson Browne could’ve written, and it has a bit of edge with the drug references, but it never would’ve gotten played on regular rock stations when it came out. On an album heavy with drum machines and a watery, gurgling sound that floods out every track, “Little Eyes” is almost a straight-up rocker, with live drums and a chugging bass cutting through the glacial sheen of Kaplan’s guitar shimmer. Again, they’re a really good rock band, and these are their 40 best songs. A spiritual successor to Painful’s “Sudden Organ” (you can find that particular chestnut at no. Obviously, the final three tracks are meant to divide listeners and add a sense of daring to an otherwise relatively safe album, and that I like them all---along with every other song on Popular Songs ---isn’t going to be something that’s universal. Instead of reconstructing my top 20 list, I’ve expanded it to a top 40, spanning the entirety of Yo La Tengo’s 30-plus-year career. While the cover songs and Schramm's curling guitar might resemble the folk-tinged quartet that debuted with a self-released single in 1985, Yo La Tengo have been many places in … As with “Big Day Coming,” the Yo La Tengo have released multiple versions of “Tom Courtenay,” one of their most popular songs. Occasionally Kaplan hits a discordant note, or lets out a guitar squeal, or otherwise adds an unexpected bit of emphasis to what he’s playing. It might sound weird to commend the restraint of a band that’s partially known for very long jams and almost comical contortions during Kaplan’s unhinged guitar solos, but there’s always been a strong streak of restraint running through the band, and “Our Way to Fall” is a fantastic example of that. I’ve listened to this song more than anything else Yo La Tengo have ever recorded. 4 years ago. Hubley had sung on Yo La Tengo records before Painful, but “Nowhere Near” was her coming out party. Their newest record was mostly created in the studio, with the band jamming extensively and then whittling that work down into semi-recognizable songs. 1 year ago. Earlier this month Matador released Extra Painful, a double-sized edition of Yo La Tengo’s 1993 breakthrough Painful. Album: I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One (1997) Most bands eventually coast on the goodwill of their early work, but Yo La Tengo has remained vital into its fourth decade. before coasting into a uptempo pop song built around a tunefully overdriven guitar riff and Hubley’s hushed vocals, which are buried in the mix. There’s a Riot Going On is a good one, but so far none of its songs have bumped off any of my absolute favorites. If someone else happens to be listenin… Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs at Discogs. It’s an immediate sign that they weren’t the same band anymore. In a way this is almost like its own small, self-contained mission statement for Yo La Tengo’s entire career. Music video by Juanes performing La Camisa Negra. (“The Room Got Heavy” sounds so much like an Oneida song that that band eventually covered it.). It’s sleek, from Kaplan’s jetstream guitars to the almost spoken harmonies to the basic song structure. Album: Fade (2013) No other Yo La Tengo song quite sounds like this one, making it a standout on what was already their most musically diverse album. It shows up like a sunbeam about two-thirds of the way through another gorgeous, low-key Hubley love song. It aims for icy cool but it can’t hide the band’s fundamental warmth. Genres: Indie Rock, Noise Pop, Dream Pop. Kaplan and Hubley sing the low-key “The Summer” together, but it’s her voice that sticks with me, a simple, pure, honest voice that makes this acoustic gem one of their most touching songs, even if the lyrics are a bit inscrutable. The acoustic version on the Camp Yo La Tengo EP is just as catchy but gorgeously delicate, with one of the best vocal takes of Hubley’s career. If you could somehow play a guitar through quicksilver it might sound like this. The solo on “Pablo and Andrea” is surprisingly straight-forward, and almost has the lilt of a pedal steel. Amongst many highlights was Mr Tough which was stunning. Album: Electr-O-Pura (1995) Album: Electr-O-Pura / Camp Yo La Tengo EP (1995) “Blue Line Swinger” nearly sums up a 30+ year career in just under 10 minutes, starting off fragile and indecisive before growing into a committed roar, with the band’s full complement of tricks—Hubley’s beautifully flat vocals, a freak-out solo, organ drones, “baa baa baas”—supporting a timeless riff. “Cornelia and Jane” is a showcase for her heart-breaking voice, which is Yo La Tengo’s greatest instrument. Hubley sings the title almost wordlessly, arcing the melody above a great guitar hook and a stolid bassline, finding tenderness within the noise. Yo La Tengo are massive softies: My Heart’s Reflection is one of their many beautiful, rather smoky love songs with half-sung, half-spoken vocals. Kaplan and Hubley sing the low-key “The Summer” together, but it’s her voice that sticks with me—a simple, pure, honest voice that makes this acoustic gem one of their most touching songs, even if the lyrics are a bit inscrutable. The first song on the record, which fans call the “slow Big Day Coming,” is a long, hypnotic lullaby built around a circular organ melody, Kaplan’s whispered vocals and tasteful guitar feedback. I'm happy that Blue Line Swinger and Nowhere Near made the top 10, but I think overall if you include the top 20 you have a pretty balanced list of YLT's best … “Tom Courtenay” / “Tom Courtenay (Acoustic)”. Here’s one of them. It’s catchy in a classical sense, like something Jackson Browne could’ve written, and it has a bit of edge with the drug references, but it never would’ve gotten played on regular rock stations when it came out. “From a Motel 6” might have a downmarket name but it seems “classy” in a way most of the band’s stuff isn’t, like it should soundtrack a Virgin Air flight or a W Hotel lobby. I don’t know if “Drug Test” was a college radio hit in 1989 but it should’ve been. Yo La Tengo occupy an interesting place in the world of indie rock, and I state this fully aware of the precarious implications of the term “the world of indie rock.” By all accounts, it is too vague to mean anything at all, though perhaps that’s why it’s a fitting term to frame Yo La Tengo. The video for this short pop blurt starred the now-defunct lo-fi faves Times New Viking masquerading as Yo La Tengo, which made perfect sense: At a time when incredibly noisy, incredibly catchy pop songs were making a major comeback among the record collector set, Yo La Tengo whipped up “Nothing to Hide” to remind everybody that they’d perfected this particular type of song decades before. In “Pass the Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind” an almost funky four-note bassline plods along with no variation as torrents of noise from Kaplan’s guitar flood over everything. One of the album’s better songs was rescued in an EP later that year and given a rollicking rock’n’roll treatment in the vein of “Sugarcube” and the original “Tom Courtenay”. Album: I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (2006) It’s one of those pop songs that sounds effortless. (C) 2006 Universal Music Latino #Juanes #LaCamisaNegra #Remastered If White Light / White Heat era Velvet Underground tried to make an AM radio hit, it probably would’ve sounded like “Sugarcube”. Georgia Hubley’s voice might be flat but it isn’t affectless. Its tone and production resembles Summer Sun, but with more of a spark to it—instead of feeling overproduced and relatively listless, as that album did, it’s endearingly and quizzically shaggy, proudly wearing its improvisational inspiration on its sleeve. Garrett Martin edits Paste’s games section. Album: Fakebook (1990) Fakebook is mostly an album of covers but one of its few originals is also one of the band’s most beloved songs. She can devastate without overemoting and while barely budging off a note. This early song is a catchy folk tune with pop hooks (think brushed drums and an acoustic guitar playing an ascending three-note major chord riff) and Dylan-esque vocals from Kaplan. Album: Electr-O-Pura (1995) 24 below), “False Alarm” is another rhythm-heavy, overdriven organ jam, with Kaplan pounding out the indie-rock equivalent of Cecil Taylor’s nontraditional piano chords over Hubley and McNew’s steady rhythms. So here’s what Paste decided to do. Yo La Tengo (often abbreviated as YLT) is an American indie rock band formed in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1984. It’s not the best song she’s sung, but it’s her best vocal performance. Thus ends another perfect Yo La Tengo album---their third, by the way---and thus ends any objectivity I’ve tried to establish with this review. Hubley had sung on Yo La Tengo records before Painful, but “Nowhere Near” was her coming out party. He never got a response. It’s a slice of bubblegum drenched in noise, from Kaplan’s feedback heavy guitars to the thick organ drone that fills in for the bass. “Tom Courtenay” / “Tom Courtenay (Acoustic)”. (1) Spin-The-Wheel (1) Spinning Wheel Tour (2) Stuff Like That There (1) Stuff Like That There (Acoustic with Dave Schramm) (39) Summer Sun (1) McNew, who has released a few albums of tender four-track pop under the name Dump, first took lead on a Yo La Tengo album with “Stockholm Syndrome.” The concert favorite is a warm and tightly written look at romantic confusion, sung with McNew’s Neil Young-ish high-pitched sigh of a voice. The central lyric, “I wanna see my heart’s reflection in your eyes”, couldn’t be less guarded, but Kaplan visibly squirms when I ask if it is about his love for Hubley. But what makes it great is Hubley’s background vocals. Archived. Here is a list of Yo La Tengo's six best cover songs. List of the best Yo La Tengo songs, ranked by fans like you. Unlike “Big Day Coming”, it’s a toss-up as to which one’s better. They are masters of both sweet pop simplicity and lengthy guitar drones. “Blue Line Swinger” almost sums up a 30 year career in just under 10 minutes, starting off fragile and indecisive before growing into a committed roar, with the band’s full complement of tricks— Hubley’s beautifully flat vocals, a freak-out solo, organ drones, “baa baa baas”— supporting a timeless riff. 28. Album: Fade (2013) It’s a slice of bubblegum drenched in noise, from Kaplan’s feedback heavy guitars to the thick organ drone that fills in for the bass. They reached an early peak with “I Heard You Looking”, the final song on 1993’s Painful, and a piece they still regularly play at concerts today. Kaplan and Hubley have a great knack for writing love songs that are tender and poignant but never schmaltzy. Yo La Tengo (1984, Hoboken, New Jersey) is een Amerikaanse indierockband.. De albums van Yo La Tengo zijn altijd gekenmerkt door lovende recensies gecombineerd met lage verkoopcijfers. Popular Songs is the twelfth full-length album by Hoboken-based rock band Yo La Tengo, released digitally, on CD, and double LP on September 8, 2009. These aren’t complaints, though, as it’s a classic rocker and a winning stylistic exercise. The music sounds cool and distant but Kaplan’s voice and words are warm and seductive. Record: Shaker single (1993) It's officially “Autumn Sweater” season — both the garment and the 1997 Yo La Tengo song. Album: I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One (1997) TheRealYLT. “From a Motel 6” might have a downmarket name but it seems “classy” in a way most of the band’s stuff isn’t, like it should soundtrack a Virgin Air flight or a W Hotel lobby. They’re about as likely to play a three-minute pop gem as they are a forlorn folk song, a 10-minute one-note drone, a cover of a classic hit from the ‘70s, or a crazed, 20-minute noise jam. Okay, maybe I’m biased towards the epics and blow-outs. The bad vibes are heavy on this 1993 single, which features a doom-laden, wayward riff from overdriven bass and guitar, occasional backward guitar flourishes, a drum beat that seems to be building to nothing in particular, and an out-of-nowhere outro that ends as abruptly as it starts. Yo La Tengo burst back after 2003’s middling Summer Sun with one of their most powerful jams ever. Hubley sings the title almost wordlessly, arcing the melody above a great guitar hook and a stolid bass line, finding tenderness within the noise. It’s a jaunty little number built around multiple organ lines, a dance beat and unusually upbeat vocals from Hubley. With the release of the band’s 15th album, There’s a Riot Going On, last week, the time was right to reappraise the trio’s discography and see what 20 songs would make it onto such a list in 2018. Album: Electr-O-Pura (1995) Album: Today Is the Day EP (2003) It’s a wordless journey as cathartic as any song with vocals, and has both the loose charm of improvisation and the smartly designed structure of a pop song. And then 2003’s Summer Sun halted that momentum with a listless set of meandering songs. Bassist James McNew first played on the 1992 album May I Sing With Me, but Painful was his first album as a full-fledged member. Not just an amusing subject to a The Onion mock headline, Yo La Tengo have been stalwarts of the college radio scene for more than three decades, mining their dream pop, discordant noise and deeply melodic furrow over numerous releases, with a back catalogue that varies from the luscious to the almost provocatively obtuse, but never dull. It’s an ambient delight. Kaplan sounds in disbelief that the person he used to think about all the time is now a part of his life, and although it’s easy to assume he’s literally singing about his wife and bandmate, the lyrics are both universal enough and non-committal enough to apply to almost any sort of relationship. Built around an organ, a shaker and two drum kits, “Autumn Sweater” is austere but rhythmically and emotionally rich. It sounds a bit like the somber, ghostly folk music of Jackson C. Frank, but with some muted organ drones and high bass notes keeping it aloft. Painful was also the first album where Yo La Tengo’s disparate influences congealed into a fully formed style of the band’s own, from early ‘60’s folk and pop to the post-Velvets diaspora of noise and punk. Our top ten Yo La Tengo songs. “No matter what I’m writing about, I always feel like I’m talking to Georgia and James. And then 2003’s Summer Sun halted that momentum with a listless set of meandering songs. Built around an organ, a shaker and two drum kits, “Autumn Sweater” is austere but rhythmically and emotionally rich. It’s maybe the earliest of Yo La Tengo’s shoegazery attempts, a good year or so after that fad had died in England, and maybe that’s why it’s a bit chillier than the rest of Painful. In the original version of this list I wrote that Painful is where their “disparate influences congealed into a fully formed style of the band’s own, from early ‘60s folk and pop to the post-Velvets diaspora of noise and punk,” and that’s still a good summation. Album: Popular Songs (2009) It’s not just the room that got heavy—the multiple organ parts in this song are thick, unrelenting blasts of sound smothering the polyrhythms kicked up by a stripped-down drum set and some hand percussion. Gossamer webs of sound that pulse around a staccato bassline and muted drums. Sadly One Direction’s song of the same name isn’t a cover. I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass. It’s a wordless journey as cathartic as any song with vocals, and has both the loose charm of improvisation and the smartly designed structure of a pop song. The restraint is remarkable, especially since Kaplan routinely plays guitar like he’s one of those weird air balloon creatures at a used car sale. He invited Yo La Tengo to his high school graduation because they were playing a show in town that night. Yo La Tengo were already indie rock veterans when Painful first came out. Album: And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (2000) This song though is one of the many closers by Yo La Tengo to occupy the list as it is one of their best. Album: President Yo La Tengo (1989) Yo La Tengo have a lot of quiet songs. Album: I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (2006) This McNew-sung number bears a sonic similarity to Pet Sounds. They have a lot of songs that sound like improvisational jams. Georgia Hubley’s voice might be flat but it isn’t affectless. It’s less of a song than a blurry, indistinct impression of a song, but it’s something I could listen to dozens of times in a row. 1 song on our list, “The Story of Yo La Tango” was released more than a decade later, and over 20 years into the band’s career. “Nothing to Hide” is pure bubblegum buried deep beneath guitar fuzz, and one of the most infectious songs the band has ever written. They had experimented with noise in the past, but this was the album where they truly started to integrate their folk tendencies with their noise explorations. This week! They’re mostly just wordless ahhhhs, but it’s a crucial element that elevates the whole song and also points to what will become one of the band’s most defining sounds. All Rights Reserved, 14. Yo La Tengo’s second EP in recent months finds them resuming their covers jukebox niche, weaving together selections as unlikely as a 1940s blues oddity and as recognizable as a … With Extra Painful taking over our turntables this month, let’s look back at the band’s best songs. Posted by. Listen free to Yo La Tengo – Popular Songs (Here to Fall, Avalon or Someone Very Similar and more). “Damage” is one of their most delicate songs even though it’s encased in a constant low-grade buzz. “Sugarcube” might be the band’s most perfectly crafted pop song. Like “Motel 6,” they’ve had the occasional song over the years that could be classified as “shoegaze”. Album: President Yo La Tengo (1989) Yo La Tengo burst back after 2003’s middling Summer Sun with one of their most powerful jams ever. I was expecting to miss the horns (or be disappointed by a keyboard-replica of them) but the song is easily strong enough to stand up without their embellishment. “More Stars Than There Are in Heaven”, 12. That’d be a tall order for any band. Yo La Tengo discography and songs: Music profile for Yo La Tengo, formed 1984. Message Bookmarked. “Damage” is one of their most delicate songs even though it’s encased in a constant low grade buzz. This slow-burning epic starts off mellow and grows into a surprisingly powerful (and noisy) tour de force. The original album version is a big, anthemic rock song, something you blast from your car with the windows down or pump your fists along to at a concert. It’s a lengthy, swirling, two-chord drone with barely whispered vocals from Kaplan. Built around Hubley’s serene vocals and a stately organ line, “Nowhere Near” is an assured and matter-of-fact love song for adults. It’s not like it celebrates drugs, though—when Kaplan sings “I wish I was high”, he’s depressed, nerdy and resigned, interested less in feeling good than in not feeling bad anymore. Just over three years ago, I wrote about Yo La Tengo’s 20 best songs. The droning first song on Fade piles three-way harmonies, assorted guitar crust and pop song doot-doot-doots over a one-chord chugger driven by Hubley’s simple beat. It’s maybe the earliest of their shoegazery attempts, a good year or so after that fad had died in England, and maybe that’s why it’s a bit chillier than the rest of Painful. Yo La Tengo kept getting better throughout the 1990s. Painful is almost bookended by two versions of “Big Day Coming.” There’s a noisier, rocking take before the album’s final song that has an ersatz shoegaze vibe similar to “From a Motel 6.” That’s not the version we’re talking about here. Since 1992 the lineup has consisted of Ira Kaplan (guitars, piano, vocals), Georgia Hubley (drums, piano, vocals), and James McNew Unlike “Big Day Coming,” it’s a toss-up as to which one’s better. I hope people in 2018 know who Tortoise are. There’s not a lot of common ground between the two songs on Electr-O-Pura subtitled “Hot Chicken.” Whereas “Flying Lesson (Hot Chicken #1)” is a pulsing rock dirge with bursts of noise, “Don’t Say a Word” is an aching love song with almost wordless vocals from Hubley and no percussion. Album: Fade (2013) She can devastate without overemoting and while barely budging off a note. Album: President Yo La Tengo (1989) Just over three years ago, I wrote about Yo La Tengo’s 20 best songs. And yeah, go ahead and listen along, if you’d like; I did while I was writing this. They reached an early peak with “I Heard You Looking,” the final song on 1993’s Painful, and a piece they still regularly play at concerts today. “You know, yes, I would say the lyrics that I write are, if I’m not … ” He starts again. The band’s first decade saw a constantly shifting line-up around the core of Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, the guitarist and drummer who share songwriting and singing duties. 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