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Out Today : Yo La Tengo – ‘Fade’ Deluxe Edition 2XCD

By Gerard on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Just a reminder (we’ve had a few of those today) that Yo La Tengo’s ‘Fade’  has been reconfigured as a double CD (see above) deluxe edition,  and is in stores today or available direct from the Matador Store.  Here’s the scoop on the contents from a September post.

“Super Kiwi” – (MP3, 192K)

Coming Late November : Yo La Tengo Vinyl Dolls + DVD Set

By Gerard on Friday, October 4th, 2013

It occurred to us recently that we’ve not offered nearly enough Yo La Tengo items to the consumer this year, and with the assistance of the good folks at PressPop and Jim Woodring, here’s something a little more ambitious than a tote bag (no offense intended towards producers or buyers of tote bags).  Preorder the following for late November 2013 release here :

Experience the magical collaboration of Yo La Tengo and Jim Woodring.
The three band members, Ira, Georgia and James come to life as 3 original characters in the land of “the Tree!”

Present/past/future, the real/unreal, visible/invisible, sadness/joy……”the Tree” will grow, enveloping all. And the ecstatic creatures that inhabit “the Tree” are the 3 beings blessed by the god of music. The curtain has been raised for Woodring’s mysterious and psychedelic dream land. But the story has just begun……

This product is a set of DVD and 3 soft-vinyl dolls. The DVD contains an original animation (5:20 minutes) of a mind-blowing colorful dream world that centers on “the Tree” and the 3 whimsical characters. It is made by a Japanese production company that specialize in hand-drawn animation: drop. And of course, All NEW music by Yo La Tengo! The 3 colorful soft-vinyl dolls were sculpted by Japanese master sculptor: Tomohiro Yasui. Beautiful packaging design by Jim Woodring with a bonus comic on the back.

Product Details
Soft-vinyl dolls:
prototype by: Tomohiro Yasui
material: soft vinyl
height: Ira 90mm/3.54″, Georgia 90mm/3.54″, James 100mm/3.93″
articulation: neck

Animation
length: 5:20
full color
characters and storyboard by: Jim Woodring
music by: Yo La Tengo
animation production by: drop

Packaging
blister pack:300mm x 300mm
3 soft-vinyl dolls
1 DVD-NTSC / region free(0)

(NOTE : the above set will be available at the merch table during Yo La Tengo’s upcoming European shows, though supplies are limited)

(art by Stephen Hunking)

“Super Kiwi” – (MP3, 192K)

We’d be remiss in failing to remind you that we’ve also got the deluxe 2XCD/digital versions of ‘Fade’ coming on November 19, along with a November 5 7″ of the previously unreleased “Super Kiwi” backed with a cover of The Beach Boys’ “A Day in the Life Of a Tree” (both songs will be on the ‘Fade’ bonus disc). (preorder ‘Fade Deluxe’ here, or the “Super Kiwi” 7″, here)

Yo La Tengo – deluxe ‘Fade’ 2XCD, new 7″ and 3 Brooklyn Dates In December

By Gerard on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

On November 19, we’ll be issuing a double CD version of Yo La Tengo’s widely hailed ‘Fade’  ; the bonus disc (track listing below) features an amazing array of ‘Fade’ outtakes, extra tracks and alternative versions, plus there’s a download card for the “Stupid Things” (12″ version that preceded the album), plus the “Oriole” b-sides from the recent “Ohm” 12″ triple-pack.  (ADDENDUM : the deluxe edition of ‘Fade’ will also be available on iTunes on November 19).

1. Ohm (live 1) 6:08
2. Two Trains (demo) 5:40
3. Note to Self
4. Move to California (Times New Viking cover)
5. Is That Enough (live at NPR music) 4:21
6. Cornelia and Jane (instrumental) 4:48
7. A Day in the Life of a Tree 3:46
8. Super Kiwi 3:19
9. Stupid Things (EYヨ remix) 5:27
10. I Saw the Light 2:49
11. Stupid Things (instrumental) 12:05
12. Ohm (live 2) 8:58
13. Oriole 5 11:05

(PREORDER ‘Fade : Deluxe Edition’ from The Matador Store)

(sleeve art by Stephen Hunking)

On November 5, we’re issuing  a 7″ of  “Super Kiwi” (recorded during the ‘Fade’ sessions with John McEntire), backed with a cover of the Beach Boys’ “A Day in the Life Of a Tree”.

(PREORDER “Super Kiwi” from The Matador Store)

To wrap up a pretty amazing year, Yo La Tengo will be playing 3 shows at Brooklyn’s Bell House in mid-December.   Tickets go on sale this morning at 10 am eastern for the following dates :

Friday, December 13
Saturday, December 14
Sunday, December 15

Yo La Tengo on WFUV Tonight (9pm EDT)

By Todd Netter on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
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You might have thought, given the wealth of amazing Yo La Tengo radio sessions that we’ve alerted you to in this space, that the well had finally run dry and there would be no more new radio action from Ira, Georgia and James. You would, as you probably have guessed by now, have been completely wrong. The above video is from a recent session the band did at New York’s WFUV, which can be listened to in its entirety here . New Yorkers with a hankering to listen on their radio dial should tune in to 90.7FM at 9PM EDT tonight.

 

Yo La Tengo – “Is That Enough” video

By Gabe on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Today YLT unveil a companion piece to their animated video for “Ohm”, as “Is That Enough” reveals the complete musical equation behind Georgia, Ira and James’ magic. Stay tuned at the video’s close for a special guest appearance. Yo La Tengo’s new album Fade can be purchased here and the 3×12″ set of “Ohm” (out Aug 13) is available for pre-order here.

Like the “Ohm” clip, “Is That Enough” was directed by Donick Cary, who sat with Pitchfork and discussed the project for a Director’s Cut feature.

Yo La have dates upcoming in support of tFade:

23 Aug – El Plaza Condesa Mexico City, DF, Mexico
25 Aug – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Festival
13 Sept – Ithaca, NY – The State Theater
14 Sept – Hamilton, ON – Supercrawl Festival
15 Sept – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
17 Sept – Nelsonville, OH – Stuart’s Opera House
20 Sept - Dekalb, IL – Otto’s
21 Sept – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
22 Sept – Byers, CO Riot Fest
31 Oct – November 2 – France, Paris – Pitchfork Festival
03 Nov – France, Nantes – Le Frand Atelier
05 Nov – Germany, Munich – Muffathalle
06 Nov – Czech Republic, Prague – Akrpopolis
07 Nov – Austria, Vienna – Wuk
08 Nov – Croatia, Zagreb – Culture Factory
10 Nov – Germany, Heidelberg – Enjoy Jazz
11 Nov – Germany, Dresden – Hellerau
12 Nov – Germany, Hamburg – Gruenspan
14 Nov – Sweden, Stockholm – Debaser
16 Nov – Finland, Helsinki – Nosturi
18 Nov – Norway, Oslo – Rockefeller
19 Nov – Denmark, Copenhagen – Vega
02 Dec – Belgium, Leuven – Het Depot
04 Dec – UK, Liverpool – East Village Arts Bar
05 Dec – Ireland, Dublin – Vicar Street
07 Dec – UK, Bexhill – De La Warr Pavilion
08 Dec – UK, London – Barbican, Milton Court (Buckminster Fuller show)

Yo La Tengo live at Pitchfork Music Festival

By Gabe on Monday, August 5th, 2013

A couple of weekends back Yo La Tengo lit flame to a sizzling set at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival. Today Pitchfork has shared a couple videos from the set:

“Ohm”

“Nothing To Hide”

Yo La have more dates upcoming in support of their terrific new album Fade (buy the album here and pre-order the wildly cool 3×12″ set of “Ohm” here):

23 Aug – El Plaza Condesa Mexico City, DF, Mexico
25 Aug – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Festival
13 Sept – Ithaca, NY – The State Theater
14 Sept – Hamilton, ON – Supercrawl Festival
15 Sept – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
17 Sept – Nelsonville, OH – Stuart’s Opera House
20 Sept - Dekalb, IL – Otto’s
21 Sept – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
22 Sept – Byers, CO Riot Fest
31 Oct – November 2 – France, Paris – Pitchfork Festival
03 Nov – France, Nantes – Le Frand Atelier
05 Nov – Germany, Munich – Muffathalle
06 Nov – Czech Republic, Prague – Akrpopolis
07 Nov – Austria, Vienna – Wuk
08 Nov – Croatia, Zagreb – Culture Factory
10 Nov – Germany, Heidelberg – Enjoy Jazz
11 Nov – Germany, Dresden – Hellerau
12 Nov – Germany, Hamburg – Gruenspan
14 Nov – Sweden, Stockholm – Debaser
16 Nov – Finland, Helsinki – Nosturi
18 Nov – Norway, Oslo – Rockefeller
19 Nov – Denmark, Copenhagen – Vega
02 Dec – Belgium, Leuven – Het Depot
04 Dec – UK, Liverpool – East Village Arts Bar
05 Dec – Ireland, Dublin – Vicar Street
07 Dec – UK, Bexhill – De La Warr Pavilion
08 Dec – UK, London – Barbican, Milton Court (Buckminster Fuller show)

Yo La Tengo live at Oregon Public Broadcasting

By Hector on Thursday, August 1st, 2013

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The radio listeners of America and the world have been treated to a wealth of amazing Yo La Tengo instudio session activity in 2013, and the newest is one of their best yet. Recorded at Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, the session is quiet, contemplative, and beautiful (as seen in the above performance of “Cornelia & Jane”). And then Ira lays down yet another amazing guitar solo on the closer, “Ohm.” Check out the whole session at opbmusic.org.

New Matador Additions To Pitchfork Paris

By Judge on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

New additions from Matador have been announced for Pitchfork’s Parisian Takeover in November.  Savages and Majical Cloudz join the previously announced Yo La Tengo and Iceage for the three day event at the Grande Halle De La Villette on October 31st – November 2nd.

Full lineup of artists will soon be updated HERE.

Yo La Tengo – “Ohm” Video & Triple 12″ Pack

By Gerard on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

While Yo La Tengo continue their global touring in support of what’s likely to be considered one of 2013′s top albums, ‘Fade’, we’d like you to STOP WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING right this moment and focus intently on the album’s first song.

The second video from ‘Fade’, “Ohm” was written and directed by Donick Cary, with animation created by Sugarshack Animation, and was produced by Dejda Mishkovsky. Fans of “The Simpsons” might recall Cary’s writing credits from such episodes as “D’ohing In The Wind”, “Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo” and “The Last Temptation Of Krust”. Apparently they still give awards for music videos and after watching “Ohm” multiple times, I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a good thing the band invested in an extra large trophy cabinet.

(NOTE TO OUR FRIENDS IN GERMANY : if by some chance the YouTube version of the above clip is blocked, try here instead)

We’re releasing a limited edition triple 12″ set of multiple versions of “Ohm” ; 3 12″ singles with a printed flat in a 4-box poly shower curtain display case. There’s metal grommets in the curtain if you’d prefer to display it on your wall (or, if you’re especially nuts, in your shower).

Contents :

ORANGE COVER —- Ohm (album version) b/w Oriole (mix 12)
RED COVER —- Ohm (live rock version) b/w Oriole (mix 15)
BLUE COVER —- Ohm (live quiet version) b/w Oriole (mix 29)

All versions are unreleased except the original version. Each 12″ pack comes with a download coupon with all the tracks plus the radio edit of “Ohm”.

We’ll be selling the “Ohm” 12″ triple pack early at the Matador table during the CHIRP Record Fair at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago’s Union Park, starting Friday afternoon, July 19. However, you can preorder The “Ohm” 3X12″ from The Matador Store today.. It’ll be in finer record stores on Tuesday, July 30.

Yo La Tengo’s schedule of live appearances can be found after the jump :
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Yo La Tengo add European shows

By Stuart on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Photo by Carlie Armstrong

This Winter (yup, we’re talking about that already) Yo La Tengo return to Europe for a comprehensive tour, including a Buckminster Fuller show at London’s Barbican and a re-scheduled date at Vicar Street in Dublin, replacing the cancelled date from March (original tickets remain valid).

Ahead of this they  play a one-off UK festival at Latitude on July 19th (right before Cat Power, on the main stage) and tickets are on sale now for all the European shows, with the excepion of Bexhill and Liverpool, which go on sale this Friday:

July 19th – UK, Suffolk – Latitude Festival - Tickets
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October 31 – November 2 – France, Paris – Pitchfork Festival – Tickets

November

Sun 03 Nov – France, Nantes – Le Frand Atelier – Tickets

Tue 05 Nov – Germany, Munich – Muffathalle – Tickets

Wed 06 Nov – Czech Republic, Prague – Akrpopolis – Tickets

Thu 07 Nov – Austria, Vienna – Wuk – Tickets

Fri 08 Nov – Croatia, Zagreb – Culture Factory – Tickets

Sun 10 Nov – Germany, Heidelberg – Enjoy Jazz – Tickets

Mon 11 Nov – Germany, Dresden – Hellerau – Tickets

Tue 12 Nov – Germany, Hamburg   – Gruenspan – Tickets

Thu 14 Nov – Sweden, Stockholm – Debaser – Tickets

Sat 16 Nov – Finland, Helsinki – Nosturi – Tickets

Mon 18 Nov – Norway, Oslo – Rockefeller – Tickets

Tue 19 Nov – Denmark, Copenhagen – Vega – Tickets

December

Mon 02 Dec – Belgium, Leuven – Het Depot – Tickets

Wed 04 Dec – UK, Liverpool – East Village Arts Bar – Tickets (On sale Friday)

Thu 05 Dec – Ireland, Dublin – Vicar Street – Tickets

Sat 07 Dec – UK, Bexhill – De La Warr Pavilion – Tickets (On sale Friday)

Sun 08 Dec – UK, London – Barbican, Milton Court – Tickets (Buckminster Fuller show)