Yo La Tengo: New LP & Tour

Yo La Tengo's Popular Songs out September 8

Yo La Tengo
New Jersey-based indie rock mainstays Yo La Tengo will release its 16th LP, Popular Songs, on September 8 as the band marks its 25th anniversary. The new album is a culmination for a career that has been swinging upwards since 2006's critical and commercial success, I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass.

The release comes as new generations of fans are discovering one of the most influential and intriguing bands in late 20th and early 21st century rock 'n' roll.

Popular Songs crosses many different styles while marking a musical journey through pop history and the band's history. It ranges from the wah-wah opener, "Here To Fall," to the gorgeous Georgia-sung "Avalon Or Someone Very Similar," to the concise summer anthem "Nothing To Hide," culminating with three very long songs that close the album, ending with the 16-minute drone freakout jam "And The Glitter Is Gone."

The band recorded Popular Songs in their home studio in Hoboken, New Jersey with help from their old friend Roger Moutenot. The album's cover art is a piece by Dario Robleto made from pulverized bones and trinitite (glass produced during the first atomic test explosion, from Trinity test site, c. 1945, when heat from the blast melted surrounding sand).

Yo La Tengo will be touring heavily in support of Popular Songs.

Tour Dates:
09/15/09 Tue Higher Ground Burlington, VT
09/16/09 Wed Wilbur Theatre Boston, MA
09/17/09 Thu 9:30 Club Washington, DC
09/18/09 Fri Carolina Theatre Durham, NC
09/19/09 Sat Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
09/21/09 Mon Orange Peel Asheville, NC
09/23/09 Wed Headliners Music Hall Louisville, KY
09/25/09 Fri Roseland Ballroom New York, NY
10/02/09 Fri Le National Montreal, QC
10/03/09 Sat The Opera House Toronto, ON
10/05/09 Mon Beachland Ballroom/Tavern Cleveland, OH
10/06/09 Tue The Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
10/07/09 Wed First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
10/09/09 Fri Slowdown Omaha, NE
10/10/09 Sat Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
10/11/09 Sun Belly Up Aspen, CO
10/12/09 Mon Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
10/14/09 Wed Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
10/15/09 Thu Avalon Los Angeles, CA
10/16/09 Fri Soma San Diego, CA
10/17/09 Sat Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, CA
10/18/09 Sun Treasure Island Music Festival San Francisco, CA
10/20/09 Tue The Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
10/21/09 Wed Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
10/22/09 Thu Showbox SoDo Seattle, WA
11/05/09 Thu Tripod Dublin, IR
11/06/09 Fri ABC Glasgow, GB
11/07/09 Sat Academy 2 Manchester, GB
11/08/09 Sun Roundhouse London, GB
11/10/09 Tue Forum Bielefeld, GER
11/11/09 Wed Het Depot Leuven, BEL
11/12/09 Thu Melkweg Amsterdam, NL
11/14/09 Sat Gray Hall Copenhagen, DK
11/15/09 Sun Cosmopolite Oslo, NO
11/17/09 Tue Kagelbanan Stockholm, SE
11/18/09 Wed Mejeriet Lund, SE
11/19/09 Thu Maimarkthalle Mannheim, GER
11/20/09 Fri Crossing Border Festival The Hague, NL
11/22/09 Sun ZAKK Dusseldorf, GER
11/23/09 Mon Postbahnhof Berlin, GER
11/25/09 Wed Jazz Club Hipnoza Katowice, PL
11/26/09 Thu Arena Vienna, AUS
11/30/09 Mon Le Bataclan Paris, FRA


[Published on: 8/24/09]

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