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Yo La Tengo gets our vote for album title of the year. I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass doesn’t come out until September, but the New Jersey trio has already leaked the first single. “Beanbag Chair” might not conjure any bare-knuckled mosh pits, but it is surprisingly upbeat for the indie veterans, bubbling with trombones, piano and, of course, frontman Ira Kaplan’s lethargic vocals. You can download it free at the band’s site, along with a few exclusive live MP3s, or see Matadorrecords.com, a freeloader’s paradise of tracks from the label’s roster.

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