Yo La Tengo hail from an eclectic New Jersey scene, which has been shown over the years, time and time again, through their music. Sculpting jams since 1984, these guys are vets of indie rock, with longevity and originality to boot. I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass is the group's 11th LP, and is as confident as the title suggests. The throbbing psychedelica of tracks such as 'Pass the Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind', interspersed with the touching bittersweet of tracks such as 'Mr Tough' is testment to this eclecticism. This album shows off the bands technical chops, without compromising their melodic sensibilities. Whatever your taste, there's going to be something you dig on here.