Hoboken alt-rock old schoolers Yo La Tengo have set a date for their first album since 2009's Popular Songs. Their 13th full-length, Fade, is due January 15 via Matador and, according the the label's Matablog, will be "reminiscent of landmarks like 1997's I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One and 2000’s And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out." The 10-song set will include the low-key stunner "Stupid Things," which we first heard in September. Consistent with that track, the announcement promises "a tapestry of fine melody and elegant noise, rhythmic shadowplay and shy-eyed orchestral beauty, songcraft and experimentation." Also promised: a new song to premiere tomorrow circa 10 a.m. EST on Mata.
Preorders are available now, and the deluxe vinyl version comes numbered, and printed on rainbow foil, with a bonus 7-inch thrown in. The extra platter will include covers of "I Saw the Light" by Todd Rundgren and "Move to California" by Times New Viking. Oh, and an 11-minute bonus download that's yet to be named. To further sweeten the immediate pot, here's a lyric from "Cornelia and Jane," track number seven: "I hear them whispering, they analyze / But no one knows what's lost in your eyes / Sending the message that doesn't get to you / How can we care for you?" If you care for Yo La Tengo, catch 'em on tour next year. Those dates below.
Yo La Tengo, Fade track list:
2. "Is That Enough"
3. "Well You Better"
4. "Paddle Forward"
5. "Stupid Things"
6. "I’ll Be Around"
7. "Cornelia and Jane"
8. "Two Trains"
9. "The Point Of It"
10. "Before We Run"
Yo La Tengo 2013 tour dates:
1/23 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
1/24 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson
1/25 - Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead
1/26 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
1/27 - Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay
1/29 - Louisville, KY @ Brown*
1/31 - St. Louis, MO @, Pageant *
2/1 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
2/2 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
2/4 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
2/5 - Madison, WI @ Barrymore
2/7 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
2/8 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
2/9 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
2/11 - Montreal, QUE @ Corona
2/12 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
2/13 - Boston, MA @ Paradise
2/15 - Washington, DC @ 930
2/16 - New York, NY @ Town Hall