Listen: Yo La Tengo announce new album with ‘Stupid Things’ and tour dates

11.14.12 4 years ago

After an intense election season, a week of scandal, a big “Bond” premiere and that disappointing new Why? album, it’s about time for something uplifting and easy to listen to. Yo La Tengo may fill that gap, with the promise of a new album “Fade,” due on January 15.

The band released an EP, “Stupid Things,” earlier this year, and have included the title track in the 10-song list for this fresh effort. You can hear it below. You may find your ballot-casting hand a little less shaky, or your headphones finally relieved.

Pre-orders are up now and a deluxe version gets you a 7″ with covers of Todd Rundgren”s “I Saw The Light” and Times New Viking”s “Move To California.”

Yo La Tengo is touring in support, starting with their Hanukkah concerts at Maxwell’s in New Jersey, and continuing with some shared dates with Calexico. Check those below.

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12/8-12/15 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwells (Hanukkah shows)
1/23 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat”s Cradle
1/24 – Charlottesville, VA @ 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 *
2/01 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic
2/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
2/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
2/05 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore
2/07 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
2/08 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
2/09 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix
2/11 – Montreal, Quebec @ Corona
2/12 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
2/13 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
2/15 – Washington, DC @ 9:30
2/16 – New York, NY @ Town Hall
3/01 – Lisbon, PT @ Aula Magna
3/02 – Porto, PT @ Casa Da Musica
3/06 – Barcelona, ES @ Festival Millenni
3/08 – Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks
3/10 – Milan, IT @ Limelight
3/11 – Frankfurt, DE @ Mousontourm
3/12 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Zakk
3/13 – Berlin, DE @ Volksbuhne
3/16 – Brussels, BE @ AB
3/17 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
3/18 – Paris, FR @ Le Bataclan
3/20 – London, UK @ Barbican
3/21 – Manchester, UK @ The Ritz
3/22 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
3/23 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street

* with Calexico

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