Ira Kaplan: Five Songs I Love Right Now
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Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo performs at Heimathafen Neukoelln on May 7, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Sebastian Reuter/Getty Images

The Yo La Tengo singer-guitarist, whose band just released its 15th studio album, There's a Riot Going On, is digging a diverse group of tunes at the moment. “They aren’t really by acts that get mentioned in Rolling Stone much,” says Kaplan.

(Yo La Tengo are currently on tour in Europe; they'll return to the U.S. for some West Coast dates later this month.)