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Yo La Tengo
Extra Painful
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Release Date
December 1, 2014
  • Vinyl 2×LP

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    • 7' ‘Shaker’ / ‘For Shame Of Doing Wrong’ single included
    • Included Ephemera, photos, reproduction of original "band aid", the first "YLT Gazette" in 14 year and liner notes by Gerald Cosby and the band.
    • Includes a digital download coupon featuring all the ‘Painful’ album tracks, the 12 bonus tracks and a further three more rare tracks.


Celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the release of their revered 1993 LP Painful, New Jersey indie rockers Yo La Tengo deliver a deluxe, extended reissue entitled Extra Painful. For many, Painful is the high water mark in the band’s wide span career, remembered fondly for its clash of dreamy soundscapes and fuzzy guitar riffs. Opening piece ‘Big Day Coming’ lulls us in with its ethereal melodies and soft vocals, then giving way for upbeat, catchy hooks on ‘From A Motel 6’. It is classic American indie-rock at its finest, with this extended edition containing no less than 12 additional bonus tracks the perfect testament to an LP that’ll still sound this good for centuries.

Digital Tracklist

Disc 1

  1. 1 Big Day Coming 7:05 Buy

    Big Day Coming

  2. 2 From a Motel 6 4:09 Buy

    From a Motel 6

  3. 3 Double Dare 3:28 Buy
  4. 4 Superstar-Watcher 1:45 Buy


  5. 5 Nowhere Near 6:03 Buy
  6. 6 Sudden Organ 4:46 Buy
  7. 7 A Worrying Thing 2:54 Buy

    A Worrying Thing

  8. 8 I Was the Fool Beside You for Too Long 5:07 Buy

    I Was the Fool Beside You for Too Long

  9. 9 The Whole of the Law Loops 2:20 Buy

    The Whole of the Law Loops

  10. 10 Big Day Coming [Second Version] 4:15 Buy

    Big Day Coming [Second Version]

Disc 2

  1. 1 Nowhere Near (Demo) 7:14 Buy

    Nowhere Near (Demo)

  2. 2 From A Motel 6 (Live Acoustic) 3:44 Buy

    From A Motel 6 (Live Acoustic)

  3. 3 Tunnel Vision (Unreleased Instrumental Demo) 1:43 Buy

    Tunnel Vision (Unreleased Instrumental Demo)

  4. 4 Sudden Organ (Demo) 7:33 Buy

    Sudden Organ (Demo)

  5. 5 Smart Window (Unreleased Painful Session) 3:54 Buy

    Smart Window (Unreleased Painful Session)

  6. 6 Big Day Coming (Live Acoustic) 3:10 Buy

    Big Day Coming (Live Acoustic)

  7. 7 Slow Learner (Unreleased Demo) 6:48 Buy

    Slow Learner (Unreleased Demo)

  8. 8 Double Dare (Demo) 3:25 Buy

    Double Dare (Demo)

  9. 9 A Worrying Thing (Demo) 2:57 Buy

    A Worrying Thing (Demo)

  10. 10 I Heard You Looking (Live) 8:57 Buy

    I Heard You Looking (Live)

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