By Julia Weber, Features Editor
[Photo courtesy of Matador Records]
Yo La Tengo have announced their upcoming album This Stupid World is to be released Feb. 10, 2023 via Matador Records.
The group also released a single from the new album titled “Fallout” and announced US and EU tours set to begin in the spring of 2023. Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday.
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In a preview for Matador Records, Marc Masters describes This Stupid World as being “the most live-sounding Yo La Tengo album in years.” Masters writes: “At the base of nearly every track is the trio playing all at once, giving everything a right-now feel.”
Yo La Tengo consists of Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew. The experimental and eclectic New Jersey-born rock band has an extensive discography spanning decades worth of material.
They released Fakebook in 1990 followed soon after by May I Sing With Me and Upside-Down. Later in their career, the band released other popular albums such as 1993’s Painful and their most popular project I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One four years after. In 2000, the band released And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out. More recently, Yo La Tengo released a compilation of covers in 2015 titled Stuff Like That There and an extended version of I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One earlier this year to commemorate the album’s 25th anniversary.
In September, Yo La Tengo headlined southeast Ohio’s Nelsonville Music Festival. The band played an electric set which included a surprise appearance from legendary folk singer-songwriter and long-time Nelsonville performer Michael Hurley.
You can listen to Yo La Tengo’s newest single “Fallout” below.