New Yo La Tengo – “Here To Fall”

“Here To Fall” opens Yo La Tengo’s Popular Songs, an album that seems like it was perfectly calibrated to usher in the summer (even though it doesn’t actually come out until September). It has something to do with the textures and the way the band can weirdly evoke a sort of tugging nostalgia even after one listen. (It might also have to do with the firefly fireside lonesome/house party blistering 10 and 15-plus minute instrumentals that close everything out.) So far we’ve posted the chill, but somehow funky organ-infused garage of “Periodically Double Or Triple” and the noisier “Nothing To Hide” made even noisier on French television. Now it’s time to cue the strings (and the electronics).

Yo La Tengo – “Here To Fall” (MP3)

Popular Songs is out 9/8 via Matador. They’ve setup a Buy Early Get Now program. Yo La Tengo’s setup a tour:

09/15 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
09/16 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theater
09/17 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
09/18 – Durham, NC @ Carolina Theater
09/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety
09/21 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
09/25 – New York, NY @ Roseland
10/02 – Montreal, QC @ Le National
10/03 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
10/06 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
10/07 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
10/09 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
10/10 – Denver at Ogden
10/11 – Aspen at Belly Up
10/12 – Salt Lake City at Urban Lounge
10/14 – Phoenix at Marquee
10/15 – Los Angeles at Avalon
10/16 – San Diego at Soma
10/17 – Santa Cruz at Rio Theater
10/18 – San Francisco at Treasure Island Festival (tickets on sale)
10/20 – Portland at Crystal Ballroom
10/21 – Vancouver at Commodore Ballroom
10/22 – Seattle at Showbox SoDo

[Photo by Steve-Gullick]

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