Yo La Tengo is made up of Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and James McNew. Since formed in 1984, they have put out more than ten studio albums and have cultivated a reputation as forefathers of the alternative rock genre. I mean, their album I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One is perhaps the standard by which other bands have to measure. I for real, no joke, met my first best friend in college because I walked past her car and heard it playing Autumn Sweater. What else do you need to know?
September 12, 2011
Welcome to Comedy Bang Bang! As today is our first day on Funny Or Die, we’ve pulled out all the stops and brought in some of the most talented folks we know. Folks like Zach Galifianakis from The Hangover and Between Two Ferns. Folks like famed film director (and friend of Paul F. Tompkins) Werner Herzog. And who better to score this star-struck episode than Yo La Tengo, gods of alt rock. If this is your first episode, enjoy! If you’re a long time listener: Be on your best behavior, we’re having company!