Daily Distraction: Go deep into Yo La Tengo's 'I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One'

Aquarium Drunkard has a new interview with YLT's James McNew, who delves into the band's 1997 masterpiece track by track

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
Yo La Tengo

As Aquarium Drunkard's Tyler Wilcox notes in a new piece about Yo La Tengo, it's hard to pick a favorite album from the band. My go-to YLT record varies from year to year, but I always come back to I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One, an album that seamlessly incorporates all the disparate Yo La Tengo sounds. It's usually the one I recommend to the uninitiated, just because there really is something for everyone on here, and it's also a true album, meant to be played in order from front to back. 

Anyway, the band and its label, Matador Records, are celebrating the 25th anniversary of this 1997 masterpiece with a forthcoming "revisionist history" version of the LP. Before the July 29 release, Wilcox caught up with Yo La Tengo multi-instrumentalist James McNew, who gets nerdy in the most welcome way about each track.

Give it a read here.