In advance of the August 28 release date, NPR First Listen is streaming the new Yo La Tengo album, ‘Stuff Like That There’ in full today. Jason Heller hails YLT’s “encyclopedic love of music that transcends genre” (“the album shows, yet again, just how euphorically Yo La Tengo scrawls outside the line”), though it seems his editors cut the line where he compliments Matador Records’ restraint in eschewing some super tired “Straight Outta Hoboken” meme for cheap social media laughs.
One the evening of Friday, August 28, Other Music is hosting a release day party for ‘Stuff Like That There’, with Ira, Georgia and James DJ’ing and signing records. In addition, those who purchase the album will have a chance to win two guest list spots to “Songs Like These Here”: an evening of YLT-themed piano karaoke featuring Joe McGinity, Tuesday, September 8, at Sid Gold’s Request Room in Manhattan
Preorder ‘Stuff Like That There’ on LP or CD from The Matador Store, including bundle with tote + cassingle w/ 2 new unreleased tracks)