YO LA TENGO – ” This Stupid World “

Posted: January 6, 2023 in MUSIC

Coming 10th February: the most live-sounding Yo La Tengo album in years, “This Stupid World”. Times have changed for Yo La Tengo as much as they have for everyone else. In the past, the band has often worked with outside producers and mixers. In their latest effort, the first full-length in five years, “This Stupid World” was created all by themselves. And their time-tested judgment is both sturdy enough to keep things to the band’s high standards, and nimble enough to make things new.

At the base of nearly every track is the trio playing all at once, giving everything a right-now feel. There’s an immediacy to the music, as if the distance between the first pass and the final product has become more direct. Available on standard black vinyl, CD and on limited blue vinyl.

Yo La Tengo have recorded some of the greatest albums in indie rock, as well as more recent atmospheric meditations on contemporary unrest. But when you get down to it, making great rock music is what they do best. “Fallout,” the lead single from their upcoming album “This Stupid World”, their 17th overall, is a prime example of that, balancing shoegazing layers of guitars with bittersweet melodies and a kind of warm density that’s become their signature.

Taken from the upcoming album ‘This Stupid World,’ out February 10th on Matador Records.

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