The long running 90s Indie darlings, Yo La Tengo stopped through Sacramento on promotional tour for their latest effort, Fade on Matador Records. This is a band that seems to do no wrong, as far as critics are concerned, and judging by the loving gazes from the nearly packed audience, their fans feel the same.
Check out Yo La Tengo on tour & purchase their latest release, Fade on Amazon.
Photo © Maria Colòn for FLAB Magazine
If you’re prone to nostalgic reverie then the keening guitar fuzz of lo-fi acts like Guided by Voices and Sebadoh will appeal to your more sensitive side. I know it does mine, tugging at my heartstrings, and jump-starting my overly active imagination. While the genre has seen its heyday a slew of recent acts have taken up the slack. Crystal Stilts, Dust Dive, Times New Roman and Shoter Recordings’ Graham Repulski, are all re-making the genre for the digital age. Though how much of a paradox is it to purchase a “Lo-Fi” effort recorded on the most primitive equipment through Bandcamp – or download it off Pirate Bay as I have done?