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In rare interview with KAXE, Kaplan of Yo La Tengo talks new album

Yo La Tengo's new album, This Stupid World is out now.
Yo La Tengo's new album 'This Stupid World' is out now.

Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo talks about the band's new album, This Stupid World on KAXE.

"If we didn't enjoy making ourselves uncomfortable and trying different things, it's hard to imagine lasting this long."

These words from Ira Kaplan, who is the co-founder, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter in American band Yo La Tengo, encapsulate the group's enduring presence in the world of indie rock.

For almost 40 years, Yo La Tengo has been discovering new ground and challenging expectations, all while quietly attracting a cult-like following.

Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo on New Album 'This Stupid World'

Before the band headed out on tour, KAXE had the rare opportunity to talk to Kaplan of this legendary, mysterious and nonconventional band about their new album, "This Stupid World."

The interview ran as part of KAXE's New Music show Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

Listen to New Music 2-4 p.m. and 10 p.m.-midnight Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and noon-2 p.m. Sundays on KAXE/KBXE.

The music director at KAXE since 2014, Kari (pronounced Car-ee) Hedlund reviews music on the daily. She also hosts New Music every Wednesday (2 and 10 p.m.) and Sunday (noon), along with the KAXE Morning Show on Thursdays.