Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan and James McNew will likely be at it longer than you’ll ever be at it. After 2006’s I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass and the equally feisty Fuckbook, which they recently released as Condo Fucks, Yo La Tengo are at least a dozen proper albums into their career via the forthcoming Popular Songs. It was recorded in Hoboken and Nashville with Roger Mountenot at the start of the year. We don’t know too much else about it, except that the mellow, organ-lined lead track “Periodically Double Or Triple” is a garage-y song that could have been written in the ’60s, if not for the reference to Judge Judy (it opens with a reference to the equally outspoken Proust). Take a listen while you inspect the Popular Songs album art, which features a cassette in need of a revival.
Popular Songs is out 9/8 via Matador.