Yo La Tengo discography

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Yo La Tengo discography
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Yo La Tengo performing in 2005
Studio albums 14
Compilation albums 6
Music videos 19
EPs 15
Singles 22
B-sides 15
Collaborations 4
Film scores 2

This is a comprehensive discography of Yo La Tengo, an indie rock band based in Hoboken, New Jersey. As of 2016 the band has released fourteen studio albums, six compilation albums, fifteen extended plays, twenty two singles, two film score albums, four collaborative albums, and one album of cover songs.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Label
1986 Ride the Tiger
  • Release date: 1986
  • Format: LP
1987 New Wave Hot Dogs
  • Release date: 1987
  • Format: LP
  • Coyote Records (US)
  • What Goes On Records (UK)
  • City Slang (UK re-release, 1993)
  • Matador (US re-release, 1996)
1989 President Yo La Tengo
  • Release date: 1989
  • Format: LP
  • Coyote Records (US)
  • City Slang (UK re-release, 1993)
  • Matador (US re-release, 1996)
1990 Fakebook
  • Release date: 1990
  • Format: CD, LP
1992 May I Sing with Me
  • Release date: February 28, 1992
  • Format: CD, LP
1993 Painful
  • Release date: October 5, 1993
  • Format: CD, LP
1995 Electr-O-Pura
  • Release date: May 2, 1995
  • Format: CD, LP
  • Matador Records (US)
  • City Slang (UK)
1997 I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
  • Release date: April 22, 1997
  • Format: CD, LP
  • Matador Records
2000 And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
  • Release date: February 22, 2000
  • Format: CD, LP
  • Matador Records
2003 Summer Sun
  • Release date: April 8, 2003
  • Format: CD, LP
  • Matador Records
2006 I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
  • Release date: September 12, 2006
  • Format: CD, LP
  • Matador Records
2009 Popular Songs
  • Release date: September 8, 2009
  • Format: CD, LP
  • Matador Records
2013 Fade[1]
  • Release date: January 15, 2013
  • Format: CD, LP, Digital
  • Matador Records
2015 Stuff Like That There[2]
  • Release date: August 28, 2015
  • Format: CD, LP, Cassette, Digital
  • Matador Records

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Label Notes
1996 Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo
  • Release date: September 10, 1996
  • Format: CD, LP
  • Matador Records
  • Bandai Music (Japan)
Consists of rarities, alternate versions, and out-takes, spanning 1988 to 1995
2000 Mishmoshi-Moshi
  • Release date: 2000
  • Format: CD
  • Trama Records (Brazil)
Brazilian edition of 2000 Japanese compilation, and is a combination of UK's 'You Can Have It All' CD single & the 'Danelectro' CD EP.
2005 Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs: 1985–2003
  • Release date: 2005
  • Format: 2xCD, 3xCD
  • Matador Records
A best-of compilation album, available in two or three disc editions where the third CD consisted of out-takes and rarities from 1986–2002
2006 Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics
  • Release date: 2006
  • Format: CD
  • Egon Records
A compilation of cover songs performed at the annual WFMU fundraisers (1996–2003).
2008 They Shoot, We Score
  • Release date: September 12, 2008
  • Format: CD
  • Egon Records
Compiles songs written and recorded for the films Old Joy (2006), Junebug (2005), Game 6 (2005) and Shortbus (2006)
2016 Murder in the Second Degree
  • Release date: 2016
  • Format: CD
  • Egon Records
An other compilation of cover songs performed at the annual WFMU fundraisers (1996–2003).

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title Label
1991 That Is Yo La Tengo
  • Release date: 1991
  • Format: 12", CD
  • City Slang
1992 Upside-Down
  • Release date: 1992
  • Format: CD
  • Alias Records
1993 Shaker
  • Release date: August 24, 1993
  • Format: CD
  • Matador Records
1994 From a Motel 6
  • Release date: January 7, 1994
  • Format: CD
  • Matador Records
1995 Tom Courtenay
  • Release date: March 21, 1995
  • Format: CD
  • Matador Records
  • City Slang
Camp Yo La Tengo
  • Release date: September 19, 1995
  • Format: CD
  • Matador Records
  • City Slang
1997 Little Honda
  • Release date: 1997
  • Format: CD
  • Matador Records
Autumn Sweater
  • Release date: 1997
  • Format: CD, 12"
  • Matador Records
2000 Danelectro
  • Release date: 2000
  • Format: CD, 12"
  • Matador Records
2002 Nuclear War
  • Release date: 2002
  • Format: CD, 12"
  • Matador Records
Merry Christmas from Yo La Tengo
  • Release date: 2002
  • Format: CD
  • Egon Records
2003 Today Is the Day
  • Release date: November 2, 2003
  • Format: CD, 12"
  • Matador Records
2007 Live Session
  • Release date: 2007
  • Format: digital download
  • iTunes Exclusive
2010 Here To Fall
  • Release date: June 8, 2010
  • Format: CD, 12"
  • Matador Records
2012 Stupid Things
  • Release date: September 25, 2012
  • Format: CD, 12"
  • Matador Records

Singles[edit]

Year Title Label Notes
1985 "The River of Water" b/w "A House Is Not a Motel"
  • Release date: 1985
  • Format: 7"
  • Egon Records
"A House Is Not a Motel" by Arthur Lee
1987 "The Asparagus Song" b/w "For the Turnstiles"
  • Release date: 1987
  • Format: 7"
  • Coyote Records
"For the Turnstiles" by Neil Young
1990 "Speeding Motorcycle"
  • Release date: 1990
  • Format: 7"
  • Singles Only Label
With Daniel Johnston
1991 "Walking Away from You" b/w "Cast a Shadow"
  • Release date: 1991
  • Format: 7"
  • Bar/None Records
"Cast A Shadow" by Beat Happening
1993 "Shaker" b/w "For Shame of Doing Wrong"
  • Release date: 1993
  • Format: 7"
  • Matador Records
"For Shame of Doing Wrong" by Richard Thompson
"Big Day Coming" b/w "Double Dare (Sominextraction)"
  • Release date: September 30, 1993
  • Format: 7"
  • Matador Records
1995 "Tom Courtenay" b/w "The Bisexual Boogie"
  • Release date: 1995
  • Format: 7"
  • Matador Records (US)
  • City Slang (UK)
Camp Yo La Tengo
  • Release date: September 19, 1995
  • Format: 7"
  • Matador Records
Contains "(Thin) Blue Line Swinger" and "Tom Courtenay"
1996 "Blue/Green Arrow" b/w "Watching the Sun Rise or Johnny Carson"
  • Release date: 1996
  • Format: 7"
"Rocket #9" b/w "Wig Out with Charly Dapper"
  • Release date: 1996
  • Format: 7"
  • Planet Records (UK)
1997 "Sugarcube" b/w "Busy with Me Thoughts"
  • Release date: 1997
  • Format: 7"
  • Matador Records
"Little Honda"
  • Release date: 1997
  • Format: 7"
  • Matador Records
"Little Honda" by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
1998 "Run Run Run" b/w "Urban Crusher"
  • Release date: 1998
  • Format: 7"
  • Egon Records
"Run Run Run" (instrumental) by Velvet Underground
2000 "You Can Have It All (edit)" b/w "Ready-Mades"
  • Release date: 2000
  • Format: 7"
  • Matador Records
"Ready-Mades" by Bonzo Dog Band

A young Amy Poehler appears on the cover art

2006 "Mr. Tough" b/w "I'm Your Puppet"
  • Release date: 2006
  • Format: 7"
  • Matador Records
2009 "Here to Fall (Pete Rock Remix) "
  • Release date: 2009
  • Format: 7"
  • Matador Records
"Periodically Double or Triple"
  • Release date: 2009
  • Format: 7"
  • Matador Records
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" (With Fucked Up, Ezra Koenig, David Cross, Kevin Drew, Tegan & Sara, Andrew W.K., Bob Mould, Kyp Malone, GZA)
  • Release date: 2009
  • Format: 7"
  • Matador Records
Written by Midge Ure and Bob Geldof
2013 "Ohm" b/w "Oriole"
  • Release date: 2013
  • Format: 12"
  • Matador Records
ORANGE COVER "Ohm" (album version) b/w "Oriole" (mix 12); RED COVER "Ohm" (live rock version) b/w "Oriole" (mix 15); BLUE COVER "Ohm" (live quiet version) b/w "Oriole" (mix 29)
2013 "Super Kiwi" b/w "A Day in the Life Of a Tree"
  • Release date: 2013
  • Format: 7"
  • Matador Records
"A day in the Life Of a Tree" by Beach Boys
2013 "Toymaggedon"
  • Release date: 2013
  • Format: 7"
  • Matador Records
With Ira Glass and Eugene Mirman
2015 "Friday I'm In Love"
  • Release date: 2015
  • Format: 7"
  • Matador Records
Written by The Cure

Collaborations[edit]

Year Title Label Notes
1998 Strange but True
  • Release date: 1998
  • Format: CD, LP
  • Matador Records
Collaboration with Jad Fair
2004 V.O.T.E.
  • Release date: 2004
  • Format: CD
  • Yep Rock
Collaboration with Chris Stamey
2015 Parallelogram
  • Release date: 2015
  • Format: LP
  • Three Lobed Recordings
Split album with Bardo Pond
2015 Nursery Rhymes
  • Release date: 2015
  • Format: CD
  • Karaoke Kalk
Bill Wells & Friends. YLT appear on 6 tracks

Film Score albums[edit]

Year Title Label Notes
2002 The Sounds of the Sounds of Science
  • Release date: September 2002
  • Format: CD/LP
  • Egon Records
78 minutes of instrumental music to accompany his eight short documentary-style films shot underwater for filmmaker Jean Painlevé
2009 The Original Score from the Motion Picture Adventureland
  • Release date: September 8, 2009
  • Format: LP
  • Matador Records
Made available only on LP upon pre-ordering Popular Songs through the Matador online store.

Cover albums[edit]

Year Title Label Notes
2009 Fuckbook
  • Release date: 2009
  • Format: CD, LP
  • Matador Records
Released under the name Condo Fucks


Music videos[edit]

Date Title Director(s) Notes Ref.
1988 "Teenager in Love" Mike McGonigal released on the VHS Mouthful of Sweat Video: Chemical Imbalance Video Compilation #1 [3]
"Everyday"
Aug 1990 "The Summer" Phil Morrison [4]
Apr 1992 "Upside-Down" Peter Walsh
1993 "Big Day Coming" Phil Morrison [5]
"From a Motel 6" Hal Hartley scrapped by Atlantic for being too arty [6]
Jan 23, 1994 David Kleiler
Mar 1995 "Tom Courtenay" Phil Morrison cameo by Marshall Crenshaw [7]
Oct 1995 "Blue Line Swinger" George Spyros [8]
Aug 3, 1997 "Sugarcube" Phil Morrison cameos by Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, & John Ennis [9]
Jul 28, 2009 "Here to Fall" John McSwain first in a series of four clips [10]
Aug 4, 2009 "Periodically Double or Triple" second in a series of four clips [11]
Aug 11, 2009 "Avalon or Someone Very Similar" third in a series of four clips [12]
Aug 18, 2009 "Nothing to Hide" Pelham Johnston & Brandon Reichard [13]
Sep 1, 2009 "When It's Dark" John McSwain fourth in a series of four clips [14]
Nov 15, 2012 "Before We Run" Emily Hubley [15]
Jan 28, 2013 "I'll Be Around" Phil Morrison [16]
Jul 10, 2013 "Ohm" Donick Cary animated by Sugarshack Animation [17]
Aug 6, 2013 "Is That Enough" [18]
Jan 14, 2014 "Tree" Jim Woodring (characters & storyboard)
& Drop (animation)
released as DVD [19]
[20]

Songs[edit]

Originals[edit]

Year Title Available on Written by
1985 "The River of Water" Ira Kaplan
"Private Doberman"
  • Luxury Condos Coming to Your Neighborhood Soon (1985)
Ira Kaplan
1986 "The Cone of Silence"
  • Ride the Tiger (1986)
  • Yo Yo a Go Go (Live acoustic 1994) (1996)
Ira Kaplan
"The Evil That Men Do"
  • Ride the Tiger (1986)
"The Forest Green" Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan
"The Pain of Pain" Ira Kaplan
"The Way Some People Die" Dave Schramm
"Alrock's Bells" Ira Kaplan
"Five Years" Dave Schramm, Tony Rubin
"Screaming Dead Balloons" Ira Kaplan
"Crispy Duck"
  • Ride the Tiger reissue (1993, 1996)
1987 "Clunk"
"Did I Tell You"
"House Fall Down"
"Lewis"
  • New Wave Hot Dogs (1987)
  • The Best of Mountain Stage (Live) (1992)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
"Lost in Bessemer"
  • New Wave Hot Dogs (1987)
"3 Blocks from Groove St."
"Serpentine" Ira Kaplan, Phil Milstein
"A Shy Dog" Ira Kaplan
"No Water" Ira Kaplan, Phil Milstein
"The Story of Jazz"
  • New Wave Hot Dogs (1987)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
Ira Kaplan
"The Asparagus Song" Ira Kaplan, Emily Hubley
1989 "Barnaby, Hardly Working" Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan
"Drug Test"
  • President Yo La Tengo (1987)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
Ira Kaplan
"The Evil That Men Do (Craig's Version)"
  • President Yo La Tengo (1987)
"Alyda" Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan
"The Evil That Men Do (Pablo's Version)" Ira Kaplan
1990 "Can't Forget"
  • Fakebook (1990)
Yo La Tengo
"The Summer"
  • Fakebook (1987)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
"What Comes Next"
  • Fakebook (1990)
"Did I Tell You"
  • Fakebook (1987)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
1991 "Out the Window"
  • That Is Yo La Tengo 12" and CD (1991)
"Swing for Life"
"Walking Away from You"
  • That Is Yo La Tengo 12" and CD (1991)
  • "Walking Away from You" 7" (1991)
  • Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo (1996)
Georgia Hubley
"Five Cornered Drone (Crispy Duck)" Ira Kaplan
"Fog Over Frisco"
  • That Is Yo La Tengo 12" and CD (1991)
  • Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo (1996)
"Junk"
  • Real Underground Vol.2 (1991)
"Artificial Heart"
  • "Delicacy & Nourishment - Lyrics by Ernest Noyes Brookings Vol. 3" (1991)
  • "Extra Painful" (1994) (Live)
  • Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo (1996)
Ira Kaplan, Ernest Noyes Brookings
1992 "Detouring America with Horns"
  • May I Sing with Me (1992)
Georgia Hubley
"Upside-Down"
  • May I Sing with Me (1992)
  • Upside-Down CD EP (1992)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
Ira Kaplan
"Mushroom Cloud of Hiss"
  • May I Sing with Me (1992)
Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan
"Swing for Life"
  • May I Sing with Me (1992)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
"Some Kinda Fatigue"
  • May I Sing with Me (1992)
  • Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo (1996)
Ira Kaplan
"Always Something"
  • May I Sing with Me (1992)
Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan
"86-Second Blowout" Ira Kaplan
"Out the Window"
"Satellite"
"Sleeping Pill"
  • May I Sing with Me (1992)
  • Extra Painful (1994) (Live)
Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, James McNew
"Upside-Down One More Time"
  • Upside-Down CD EP (1992)
Ira Kaplan
"Sunsquashed"
  • Upside-Down CD EP (1992)
  • Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo (1996)
Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, James McNew
1993 "Big Day Coming" [Slow Version]
  • Painful (1993)
  • Extra Painful (1994) (Live Acoustic)
Ira Kaplan
"From a Motel 6"
  • Painful (1993)
  • "From a Motel 6" CD single (1993)
  • Extra Painful (1994) (Live Acoustic)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan
"Superstar-Watcher"
  • Painful (1993)
  • Extra Painful (1994) (Live)
Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, James McNew
"I Was the Fool Beside You for Too Long" Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, James McNew
"Nowhere Near"
  • Painful(1993)
  • Extra Painful (1994) (Demo & Live)
Georgia Hubley
"Sudden Organ"
  • Painful(1993)
  • Extra Painful (1994) (Demo & Live)
Ira Kaplan
"Double Dare"
  • Painful(1993)
  • Extra Painful (1994) (Demo)
"A Worrying Thing"
  • Painful(1993)
  • Extra Painful (1994) (Demo)
"Big Day Coming" [Fast Version]
  • Painful (1993)
  • "Big Day Coming" 7" (1993)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
  • Extra Painful (1994) (Live)
  • A Smattering of Outtakes and Rarities (2005) [Demo]
"I Heard You Looking"
  • Painful (1993)
  • Extra Painful (1994) (Live)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, James McNew
"Shaker"
  • "Shaker" 7" (1993)
  • "Shaker" CD single (1993)
  • Extra Painful (1994) (Live)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
"What She Wants"
  • "Shaker" CD single (1993)
  • Extra Painful (1994) (Live)
"Double Dare (Sominextraction)"
  • "Big Day Coming" 7" (1993)
  • Extra Painful (1994) (Live)
Ira Kaplan
1994 "Nutricia"
  • "From a Motel 6" CD single (1994)
  • Extra Painful (1994) (Live)
  • Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo (1996)
Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, James McNew
"From a Motel 6 (Remix)"
  • "From a Motel 6" CD single (1994)
Ira Kaplan
"Tunnel Vision
  • Extra Painful (1994)
Yo La Tengo
"Smart Window
"Slow Learner
1995 "Regular Life"
  • Lo-Fi ~ Electric Acoustic & Radical (1995)
Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, James McNew, Jad Fair
"Decora" Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, James McNew
"Flying Lesson (Hot Chicken #1)"
"The Hour Grows Late"
"Tom Courtenay"
  • Electr-O-Pura (1995)
  • Camp Yo La Tengo CD EP (1995)
  • Camp Yo La Tengo 7" (1995)
  • "Tom Courtenay" 7" (1995)
  • Tom Courtenay CD EP (1995)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
  • A Smattering of Outtakes and Rarities (2005) [Live Acoustic]
"False Ending"
  • Electr-O-Pura (1995)
"Pablo and Andrea"
  • Electr-O-Pura (1995)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
"Paul Is Dead"
  • Electr-O-Pura (1995)
"False Alarm"
"The Ballad of Red Buckets"
"(Straight Down to the) Bitter End"
"My Heart's Reflection"
"Don't Say a Word (Hot Chicken #2)"
  • Electr-O-Pura (1995)
  • What's Up Matador (Demo) (1997)
"Attack on Love"
  • Electr-O-Pura (1995)
  • The Lounge Ax Defense and Relocation Compact Disc (Live) (1996)
"Blue Line Swinger"
  • Electr-O-Pura (1995)
  • Camp Yo La Tengo CD EP (1995) [Remix, Edit]
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
"(Thin) Blue Line Swinger"
  • Camp Yo La Tengo 7" (1995)
"Mr. Ameche Plays the Stranger"
"Treading Water"
  • Tom Courtenay CD EP (1995)
"Bad Politics"
"My Heart's Reflection (Take 3)"
"The Bisexual Boogie"
  • "Tom Courtenay" 7" (1995)
1996 "Blue/Green Arrow"
  • "Blue/Green Arrow" 7" (1996)
  • A Smattering of Outtakes and Rarities (2005)
"Watching the Sun Rise or Johnny Carson"
  • "Blue/Green Arrow" 7" (1996)
"Evanescent Psychic Pez Drop"
  • 7" split with Stereolab (1996)
  • Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo (1996)
Ira Kaplan, James McNew
"Demons"
  • I Shot Andy Warhol OST (1996)
  • Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo (1996)
Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan
"Something to Do"
  • Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo (1996)
Ira Kaplan
"Ultra-Powerful Short Wave Radio Picks Up Music from Venus" David Fair, Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, James McNew
"Up to You" Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, James McNew
"Her Grandmother's Gift" Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan
"From a Motel 6 #2"
"Gooseneck Problem" Ira Kaplan
"Ecstasy Blues" Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, James McNew
"Too Much, Part I" Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan
"One Self: Fish Girl"
"Enough"
"Drum Solo" Georgia Hubley
"From a Motel 6 #1" Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan
"Too Much, Part II"
1997 "Return to Hot Chicken" Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan, James McNew
"Moby Octopad"
"Sugarcube"
  • I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One (1997)
  • "Sugarcube" 7" (1997)
  • "Everything is Nice: Matador Records 10th Anniversary Anthology" (Live) (1999)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
"Damage"
  • I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One (1997)
"Deeper Into Movies"
"Shadows"
"Stockholm Syndrome"
  • I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One (1997)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
"Autumn Sweater"
  • I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One (1997)
  • Autumn Sweater EP (1997)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
"Green Arrow"
  • I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One (1997)
"One PM Again"
"The Lie and How We Told It"
"Center of Gravity"
"Spec Bebop"
"We're an American Band"
"Rocket #9 (Long Version)"
  • "Rocket #9" 7" (1997)
"Wig-Out with Charley Dapper"
"Rocket #9 (Short Version)"
"Busy with Me Thoughts"
  • "Sugarcube" 7" (1997)
"3D"
  • "Spooky Sounds" (1997)
1998 "Looney Tunes"
  • "Little Honda" CD EP (1998)
"Urban Crusher"
  • "Urban Crusher" 7" (1998)
1999 "Turtle Soup 1"
  • "The Book of Life" (1999)
"Turtle Soup 2"
2000 "Everyday"
"Our Way to Fall"
  • And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (2000)
  • All Tomorrow's Parties (Live) (2001)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
"Saturday"
  • And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (2000)
  • "Saturday" CD single and 10" (2000)
"Let's Save Tony Orlando's House"
  • And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (2000)
"Last Days of Disco"
"The Crying of Lot G"
"Tears Are in Your Eyes"
  • And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (2000)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
"Cherry Chapstick"
  • And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (2000)
  • Today Is the Day! CD and 12" EP (2003) [Live]
"From Black to Blue"
  • And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (2000)
"Madeline"
"Tired Hippo"
"Night Falls on Hoboken"
"Danelectro 3"
  • Danelectro CD and 12" EP (2000)
  • "Saturday" CD and 10" single (2000)
"Danelectro 2"
"Danelectro 1"
  • Danelectro CD and 12" EP (2000)
2002 "Sea Urchins"
"Hyas and Stenorhynchus"
"Shrimp Stories"
"How Some Jellyfish Are Born"
"Liquid Crystals"
"The Love Life of the Octopus"
"Acera or the Wtiches' Dance"
"The Sea Horse"
2003 "Beach Party Tonight"
"Little Eyes"
  • Summer Sun (2003)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
"Nothing But You and Me"
  • Summer Sun (2003)
"Season of the Shark"
  • Summer Sun (2003)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
"Today Is the Day"
  • Summer Sun (2003)
  • Today Is the Day! CD and 12" EP (2003) [Rock Version]
"Tiny Birds"
  • Summer Sun (2003)
"How to Make a Baby Elephant Float"
"Georgia Vs. Yo La Tengo"
"Don't Have to Be So Sad"
"Winter A-Go-Go"
"Moonrock Mambo"
"Let's Be Still"
"Styles of the Times"
  • Today Is the Day! EP (2003)
"Outsmartener"
"Dr. Crash"
2005 "Stay Away from Heaven"
  • A Smattering of Outtakes and Rarities (2005)
"Pencil Test"
"Almost True"
"Weather Shy"
2006 "Pass the Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind"
"Beanbag Chair"
"I Feel Like Going Home"
"Mr. Tough"
  • I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (2006)
  • "Mr. Tough" 7" (2006)
"Black Flowers"
  • I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (2006)
"The Race Is on Again"
"The Room Got Heavy"
"Sometimes I Don't Get You"
"Daphnia"
"I Should Have Known Better"
"The Weakest Part"
"Song for Mahila"
"Point and Shoot"
"The Story of Yo La Tango"
"Watch Out for Me Ronnie"
  • I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (2006)
  • Popular Songs iTunes (2009) (Live at Primavera 2009)
2007 "El Es Gay" (Live)
  • Live Session (2007)
"Pass the Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind" (Live)
"The Weakest Part" (Live)
"Luci Baines" (Live)
2008 "Leaving Home"
"Getting Lost"
"Path to Springs"
"Driving Home"
"Leaving Home (Alternate Version)"
"Old Joy: End Credits"
"Ashley"
"Meerkats"
"Madeline" [2]
"A Roomful of Ladies" (Outtake)
"David Wark"
"Aftermath" (Outtake)
"George"
"This Could Be It"
"The Phantom Who Haunts Broadway"
"Game Time"
"Pharaoh Blues"
"Zoo Chant"
"Love Chant"
"Asbestos"
"Return of the Pharaoh"
"Spec Bebop" (Shorter Version)
"Buckner's Boner"
"Isolation Tank"
"Panic in Central Park (Outtake)"
"Panic in Central Park"
"Wizard's Sleeve"
2009 "Here to Fall"
  • Here to Fall 12" (2009)
  • Here to Fall 7" (2009) (Pete Rock Remix)
  • Popular Songs (2009)
"Avalon or Someone Very Similar"
"By Two's"
"If It's True"
"I'm On My Way"
"When It's Dark"
"All Your Secrets"
"More Stars Than There Are in Heaven"
"The Fireside"
"And the Glitter Is Gone"
"Nothing to Hide"
"Periodically Double or Triple"
2012 "Big Fish" (With the Lost City Ramblers)
2013 "Ohm"
  • Fade (2013)
  • Fade Deluxe Edition CD - Fade out (2013) (Live)
"Is That Enough"
"Two Trains"
  • Fade (2013)
  • Fade Deluxe Edition CD - Fade out (2013) (Demo)
"Cornelia and Jane"
  • Fade (2013)
  • Fade Deluxe Edition CD - Fade out (2013) (Instrumental)
"Stupid Things"
"Well You Better"
"Paddle Forward"
"I'll Be Around"
"The Point of It"
"Before We Run"
  • Fade (2013)
  • Matador 2013 (Live at KEXP) (2013)
"Super Kiwi"
  • Super Kiwi 7" (2013)
  • Fade Deluxe Edition CD - Fade out (2013)
"Note to self"
  • Fade Deluxe Edition CD - Fade out (2013)
"Oriole"
  • Fade Deluxe Edition CD - Fade out (2013)
  • Ohm 12" (2013)
2015 "Rickety"
"All Your Secrets"
"The Ballad of Red Buckets"
"Awhileaway"
"Deeper Into Movies"
"Suspirica"
  • Fifty at 50 (2015)

Covers[edit]

Year Title Available on Written by
1985 "A House Is Not a Motel" Arthur Lee
1986 "Big Sky"
  • Ride the Tiger (1986)
Ray Davies
"The Empty Pool" Dave Weckerman
"Living in the Country" Pete Seeger
"Closing Time"
  • Ride the Tiger reissue (1993, 1996)
Sammy Walker
"Heart's Expired"
  • For Your Ears Only - A Jersey Beat Compilation Vol.2 (1986)
Will Rigby
1987 "It's Alright (The Way That You Live)"
  • New Wave Hot Dogs reissue (1987)
Lou Reed
"Let's Compromise" Information
"For the Turnstiles"
  • "The Asparagus Song" 7" (1987)
Neil Young
"Orange Songs"
  • President Yo La Tengo (1989)
Tara Key, Tim Harris
"I Threw It All Away" Bob Dylan
1990 "Griselda" Antonio Apodeca
"Here Comes My Baby" Cat Stevens
"Yellow Sarong" The Scene Is Now
"You Tore Me Down" Chris Wilson, Cyril Jordan
"Emulsified" Rex Garvin
"Speeding Motorcycle" (With Daniel Johnston) Daniel Johnston
"Casper the Friendly Ghost" (With Daniel Johnston)
  • The Daniel Johnston Hour (1990)
Daniel Johnston
"Whispering Hope" (With Daniel Johnston) Daniel Johnston
"Tried So Hard"
  • Fakebook (1990)
Gene Clark
"Oklahoma, U.S.A." Ray Davies
"The One to Cry" The Escorts
"Andalucia" John Cale
"What Can I Say" Joey Spampinato
"Cast a Shadow"
  • "Walking Away from You" 7" (1991)
  • Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo (1996)
Beat Happening
1992 "(The) Farmer's Daughter"
  • Upside-Down CD EP (1992)
The Beach Boys
"Out of Control" Channel 3
"Dreaming"
  • Freedom of Choice: Yesterday's New Wave Hits Compilation (1992)
Blondie
1993 "The Whole of the Law"
  • Painful (1993)
  • Extra Painful (1994) (Loops)
Peter Perrett
"For Shame of Doing Wrong (Slide Version)"
  • “Shaker” CD single (1993)
  • Extra Painful (1994) (Live)
Richard Thompson
"For Shame of Doing Wrong"
  • “Shaker” 7" single (1993)
1994 "Ashes on the Ground" David Fair, Mark Jickling
1995 "Can't Seem to Make You Mine"
  • Camp Yo La Tengo CD EP (1995)
Sky Saxon
1996 "Too Late"
  • Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo (1996)
Bruce Gilbert
"Hanky Panky Nohow" John Cale
"I'm Set Free" Lou Reed
"Surfin' with the Shah" John Talley-Jones
"Blitzkrieg Bop" Ramones
1997 "Little Honda" Brian Wilson, Mike Love
"My Little Corner of the World" Bob Hilliard, Lee Pockriss
"Be Thankful for What You Got"
  • "Little Honda" CD EP (1997)
William DeVaughn
"No Return" Ray Davies
"Black Hole" Jones
"How Much I've Lied" David Rivkin, Gram Parsons
"By the Time It Gets Dark" Sandy Denny
"We Are the Champions" (Live)
  • "Little Honda" CD EP (1997)
Queen
1998 "Run Run Run"
  • "Urban Crusher" 7" (1998)
Lou Reed
2000 "You Can Have It All" Harry Wayne Casey
"Ready-Mades"
  • "You Can Have It All" CD single and 7" (2000)
Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall
2001 "Gun"
  • The Invisible Circus (2001)
Jeff Tweedy
2002 "Rock N Roll Santa"
  • Merry Christmas from Yo La Tengo (2002)
Jan Terri
"It's Christmas Time" Alton Abraham, Sun Ra
"Santa Claus Goes Modern" Sven Swanson
"Nuclear War"
  • Nuclear War EP (2002)
  • Prisoners of Love (2005)
Sun Ra
"Fancy"
  • This Is Where I Belong: The Songs Of Ray Davies & The Kinks Compilation (2002)
Ray Davies
2003 "Take Care" Alex Chilton
"Needle of Death" Bert Jansch
"Hedwig's Lament/Exquisite Corpse" (With Yoko Ono)
  • Wig in a Box: Songs from & Inspired by Hedwig and the Angry Inch Compilation (2003)
John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask
2005 "Dreaming" The Cosmic Rays
"Bad Politics" The Dead C
"Dreams" Stevie Nicks
"Magnet" Joey Spampinato, Terry Adams
2006 "I'm Your Puppet"
  • "Mr. Tough" 7" (2006)
Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham
"Tighten Up" Archie Bell and the Drells
"The Night Chicago Died" Paper Lace
"Raw Power" The Stooges
"Sea Cruise" Huey "Piano" Smith
"Favorite Thing" The Replacements
"Baseball Altamont" Ned Hayden, Philip Shelley
"Meet the Mets" Bill Katz, Ruth Roberts
"Oh Bondage, Up Yours!" X-Ray Spex
"Ding Dang/Interplanetary Music" Brian Wilson, Roger McGuinn, Sun Ra
"Captain Lou" NRBQ
"Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" The Velvet Underground
"Route 66" Bobby Troup
"Roadrunner" Jonathan Richman
"Tijuana Taxi" Eryan Coleman
"Mendocino/Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head" Doug Sahm, Burt Bacharach
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" Eurythmics
"Baby's on Fire" Brian Eno
"Mary Anne with the Shaky Hand" The Who
"The Hokey Pokey" Larry Laprise, Taftt Baker, Charles Macak
"You May Be Right" Billy Joel
"Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" Randy Newman
"Roundabout" Yes
"You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" Bachman-Turner Overdrive
"Don’t Worry, Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking for Her Hand in the Snow)" Yoko Ono
"Downtown" Petula Clark
"Let the Good Times Roll" Shirley Goodman, Leonard Lee
"Never on Sunday" Manos Hadjidakis, Billy Towne
"20th Century Boy" T. Rex
"Rock the Boat" The Hues Corporation
"Shotgun/Medley" Junior Walker and the All-Stars
2007 "Fourth Time Around" Bob Dylan
"I Wanna Be Your Lover" Bob Dylan
2009 "Gentle Hour" Peter Gutteridge
"What'cha Gonna Do About It" Brian Potter, Ian Samwell
"Accident" Brian McMahon
"This Is Where I Belong" Ray Davies
"Shut Down" Brian Wilson, Roger Christian
"Shut Down Part 2" Carl Wilson
"With a Girl Like You" Reg Presley
"The Kid with the Replaceable Head" Richard Hell
"Dog Meat" Chris Wilson, Cyril Jordan
"So Easy Baby" Billy Miller
"Come On Up" Felix Cavaliere
"Gudbuy T'Jane" Jim Lea, Noddy Holder
"Coloured"
  • Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox Compilation (2009)
Chris Knox
"You've Got a Friend" Carole King
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" (With Fucked Up, Ezra Koenig, David Cross, Kevin Drew, Tegan & Sara, Andrew W.K., Bob Mould, Kyp Malone, GZA)
  • Do They Know It's Christmas? 7" (2009)
Midge Ure, Bob Geldof
2010 "You Make Me Feel Good"
  • Sweetheart : Our Favorite Artists Sing Their Favorite Love Songs Compilation (2010)
Chris White
2012 "I Saw the Light"
  • Super Hits Of The Seventies Compilation (2012)
  • Fade (bonus 7") (Deluxe Edition CD - Fade out) (2013)
Todd Rundgren
2013 "Move To California"
  • Super Kiwi 7" (2013)
  • Fade Deluxe Edition CD - Fade out (2013)
Times New Viking
"A Day in the Life of a Tree" Brian Wilson, Jack Rieley
"La Grange"
  • Fade Deluxe Edition CD - Fade out (2013)
ZZ Top
2014 "Maxwell Snake" (With David Greenberger)
  • Near the Edge of the Penny Jar Spill (2014)
David Greenberger
"Eight Day Weekend" (With Jeff Tweedy)
  • Christmas Time Again (2014)
Jeff Tweedy
2015 "My Heart's Not In It" Gerry Goffin, Russ Titelman
"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" Hank Williams
"Friday I'm in Love" Cure
"Before We Stopped to Think" Great Plains
"Butchie's Tune" Steve Boone
"Automatic Doom" Dan Cuddy
"I Can Feel the Ice Melting" George Clinton, Tamala Lewis
"Naples" Tim Harris
"Somebody's in Love" Raymond Dancer, Lonnie Tolbert
2016 "Alley Cat" Frank Bjorn
"New York Groove" Russ Ballard
"Bertha" Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
"Add It Up" Gordon Gano
"To Love Somebody" Bee Gees
"Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo I Don't Want to Leave the Congo)" Bob Hilliard, Carl Sigman
"Suspect Device" Jake Burns
"First I Look At The Purse" Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers
"Jailbreak" Phil Lynott
"Popcorn" Gershon Kingsley
"Girl from the North Country" Bob Dylan
"Build Me Up Buttercup" Mike D'Abo, Tony Macaulay
"I Wanna Be Free" Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart
"Rock and Roll Love Letter" Tim Moore
"Emotional Rescue" Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
"Some Velvet Morning" Lee Hazlewood
"Medley: The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys/Mr. Soul" Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi/Neil Young
"Pay to Cum" Bad Brains
"Never My Love" Don Addrisi, Dick Addrisi
"King Kong" Ray Davies
"White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" Melle Mel, Sylvia Robinson
"Slurf Song" Michael Hurley
"Different Drum" Mike Nesmith
"Crazy" Willie Nelson
"Be My Baby" Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
"Hey Ya!" Andre 3000
"Heart of Darkness" Pere Ubu
"Chantilly Lace/Medley" Big Bopper

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Stuff Like That There". Store.matadorrecords.com. 2015-08-28. Retrieved 2016-08-18. 
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