If you had to pick the archetypical American indie band, you couldn’t go wrong with Yo La Tengo, a group from Hoboken, New Jersey, who has been doing their own thing on various indie labels since 1984. At the heart of the group is a husband and wife team: Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley. They’ve never really had any kind of a hit but critics and other musicians love this group. This track from an album they released on Matador Records in 1997—and as such records go, it’s done well, coming close to selling 100,00 copies worldwide. Give this a listen and see if you can understand what all the critical fuss is about.