Yo La Tengo’s ‘Fade’ LP/CD/Digital Album Coming January 15, North American Tour Starts January 23

(photo by Carlie Armstrong)

On Tuesday, January 15  (Monday, January 14 in Europe), we’ll be releasing ‘Fade’, the new studio album from  Yo La Tengo. Recorded with John McEntire at Soma Studios Electronic Studios in Chicago, ‘Fade’ is reminiscent of landmarks like 1997‘s ‘I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One’ and 2000’s ‘And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out’,  but there’s no shortage of moments that stand far apart from anything the trio have done previously. The 10 song collection, arguably the most focused and cohesive output from Ira, Georgia and James to date, is  a tapestry of fine melody and elegant noise, rhythmic shadowplay and shy-eyed orchestral beauty, songcraft and experimentation.

‘Fade”s lyrical themes of aging, tragedy and emotional bonds are woven into a fully-realized whole ; the results are direct, personal and more than a little uplifting.  If it’s frustrating for us to hint at an album this evocative and heartbreaking without giving you something to check out in advance, check this space tomorrow at around 10am eastern time.

We’re taking preorders on the deluxe or standard LP versions of ‘Fade’, or the CD version.  ( The deluxe LP comes in a numbered edition printed on rainbow foil with a bonus 7″ featuring two exclusive covers: “I Saw The Light” (Todd Rundgren) b/w “Move To California” (Times New Viking) ; MP3 download accompanying the deluxe edition includes an additional 11-minute bonus track, untitled as of this writing).

Side 1
1. Ohm
2. Is That Enough
3. Well You Better
4. Paddle Forward
5. Stupid Things

Side 2
1. I’ll Be Around
2. Cornelia and Jane
3 Two Trains
4. The Point Of It
5. Before We Run

Yo La Tengo intense 2013 touring schedule in support of ‘Fade’ starts January 23.   Their previously announced European dates are after the jump.

1/23 Carrboro NC, Cat’s Cradle
1/24 Charlottesville VA, The Jefferson
1/25 Atlanta GA, Buckhead*  (tickets)
1/26 Nashville TN, Mercy Lounge
1/27 Birmingham AL, WorkPlay
1/29 Louisville KY, Brown* (tickets)
1/31 St Louis MO, Pageant * (tickets)
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 ONT, Phoenix
2/11 Montreal QUE, Corona
2/12 Burlington VT, Higher Ground
2/13 Boston MA, Paradise
2/15 Washington DC, 930
2/16 NYC, NY, Town Hall

*with Calexico

Yo La Tengo – official site

Yo La Tengo’s European tour starts March 1 ;

March 2013
1 – Portugal, Lisbon – Aula Magna – Tickets
2 – Portugal, Porto – Casa Da Musica – Tickets
4 – Spain, Santiago – Sala Capitol – Tickets
5 – Spain, Madrid – Sala La Riviera – Tickets
6 – Spain, Barcelona – L’Auditori – Tickets
8 – Switzerland, Lausanne – Les Docks – Tickets
10 – Italy, Milan – Limelight – Tickets
11 – Germany, Frankfurt – Mousontourm – Tickets
12 – Germany – Dusseldorf – Zakk – Tickets
13 – Germany, Berlin – Volksbuhne
15 – Germany, Schorndorf – Manufaktur – Tickets
16 – Belgium, Brussels – AB – Tickets
17 – Netherlands, Amsterdam – Paradiso – Tickets
18 – France, Paris – Le Bataclan – Tickets
20 – UK, London – Barbican – Tickets
21 – UK, Manchester – The Ritz – Tickets
22 – UK, Glasgow – O2 ABC – Tickets
23 – Ireland, Dublin – Vicar Street – Tickets


19 thoughts on “Yo La Tengo’s ‘Fade’ LP/CD/Digital Album Coming January 15, North American Tour Starts January 23”

  1. indeed it is. Apologies for the (numerous) errors in a prior version of this post. You have no idea how difficult it is to blog while walking 9 dogs at the same time. (what with changes in the music biz we are all doing our best to make ends meet).

    My own personal troubles aside, the album is coming out JANUARY 15 (Jan. 14 in Europe), not January 19. Thanks for your patience.

  2. This is the best opportunity for you to come back to Southamerica (and please try not come as part of any festival, come by your own).

  3. I look forward to another album from the best band in the world. Any chance they’ll be gracing the sunny Australian shores. It’s been too long! 2005 from memory… Although I was lucky enough to see them play meltdown at royal festival hall in London last year. I’ve never seen a crowd love a band so much before, and I was included!

  4. Pre ordered deluxe LP…..Been checking this page every day (ok, once a week) for a month or so waiting these details. Not sure if I’m more excited for the album or the cover of “I Saw the Light.” NICE Bonus!!!!! A new YLT album is always a great great thing.

  5. Nothing extra for buying the cd… that sucks. I want a physical, tangible product, not an mp3 download. I’d buy the vinyl if it came with a cd. I would even pay more. If I want the bonus song and the single, I have to separately buy the record AND the cd? I am sure I will, because ylt is my fave band. But still… lame.

  6. hey matador,
    any chance the YLT will be bringing copies of the deluxe LP edition of FADE on the road to sell? like specifically to Carrboro, NC? thx

  7. will there be an opening act for the show in Toronto, or is it gonna be all YLT all the time?wade. ricipge

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