more from
Matador Records

Ira searches for the slide, sort of (Friday)

from We Have Amnesia Sometimes by Yo La Tengo

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $1 USD  or more


  • We have Amnesia Sometimes LP
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of We Have Amnesia Sometimes via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out


f you’ve spent any time hanging out with us at our rehearsal space in Hoboken—that pretty much covers none of you—you’ve heard us playing formlessly (he said, trying to sidestep the word “improvising”). Most of the songs we’ve written in the last 25 years have begun that way, but often we do it for no other reason than to push away the outside world.

In late April, with the outside world weighing on everybody, we determined that the three of us could assemble in Hoboken without disobeying the rules laid out by Governor Murphy, and resumed . . . “practicing” hardly describes it, because we’ve done no practicing per se, and anyway what would be practicing for . . . playing. James set up one microphone in the middle of the room in case we stumbled on something useful for the future. Instead we decided to release something we did right now.

-- Ira


from We Have Amnesia Sometimes, track released July 17, 2020
Written and performed by Yo La Tengo

© 2020 Matador Records


all rights reserved



Yo La Tengo New York, New York

contact / help

Contact Yo La Tengo

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this track or account

If you like Yo La Tengo, you may also like: