James McNew

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James McNew
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Background information
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass
Associated acts Yo La Tengo

James McNew is an American musician. He has been the bass player for the indie rock band Yo La Tengo since their 1992 album, May I Sing with Me.[1]

He was previously a member of Christmas on their third album Vortex.[2] He also has a solo side project, Dump.[1]

The documentary The Parking Lot Movie highlighted McNew's career as a parking lot attendant in Charlottesville, Virginia, prior to his career as a musician.

Involvement with Mark Eitzel

McNew played bass on "Goodbye", "Queen Of No One", "Cold Light Of Day" and "Go Away" from Mark Eitzel's 1998 album Caught In A Trap And I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "James McNew | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-11-23. 
  2. Mason, Stewart (1989-01-23). "Christmas - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-23.