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A Collection of Interviews & Press What-Nots compiled by Nick “Stewey” Morehouse, YLT personal chef/webmaster
New album coming Tuesday, January 15 (Monday, January 14 in Europe)! Via Matador Records:
On Tuesday, January 15 (Monday, January 14 in Europe), we’ll be releasing Fade, the new studio album from Yo La Tengo. Recorded with John McEntire at Soma Studios Electronic Studios in Chicago, Fade is reminiscent of landmarks like 1997‘s I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One and 2000’s And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out, but there’s no shortage of moments that stand far apart from anything the trio have done previously. The 10 song collection, arguably the most focused and cohesive output from Ira, Georgia and James to date, is a tapestry of fine melody and elegant noise, rhythmic shadowplay and shy-eyed orchestral beauty, songcraft and experimentation.
Fade‘s lyrical themes of aging, tragedy and emotional bonds are woven into a fully-realized whole; the results are direct, personal and more than a little uplifting. If it’s frustrating for us to hint at an album this evocative and heartbreaking without giving you something to check out in advance, check this space tomorrow at around 10am eastern time.
We’re taking preorders on the deluxe or standard LP versions of ‘Fade’, or the CD version. (The deluxe LP comes in a numbered edition printed on rainbow foil with a bonus 7″ featuring two exclusive covers: “I Saw The Light” (Todd Rundgren) b/w “Move To California” (Times New Viking) ; MP3 download accompanying the deluxe edition includes an additional 11-minute bonus track, untitled as of this writing).
2. Is That Enough
3. Well You Better
4. Paddle Forward
5. Stupid Things
1. I’ll Be Around
2. Cornelia and Jane
3 Two Trains
4. The Point Of It
5. Before We Run