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DOWNLOAD: Yo La Tengo - Periodically Double Or Triple (MP3)

We have an old saying at Matador HQ, "the only thing predictable about Yo La Tengo albums is their high level of excellence and crazy amount of musical ground covered". Trouble is, even if you believe we really have an old saying that unwieldly, it doesn't really do justice in this instance. The new Yo La Tengo CD/2XLP/digital album 'Popular Songs" (OLE 856-1,2) could be the bravest musical statement to date in a career full of 'em. Recorded in Hoboken and Nashville in early 2009 with longtime associate Roger Mountenot, 'Popular Songs' finds the trio of Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan and James McNew at the height of their creative powers, fashioning an epic work that's cooly confident as it is wildly adventurous.
Yo La Tengo have one NYC show coming up. Ira Kaplan's sometimes-band The A-Bones have three. James McNew's band Dump has two - one with Oneida, and one August 22nd at Union Hall with Choo Choo La Rouge, Clint Michigan, and Jennifer O'Connor. That Brooklyn show is a Kiam Records release party. Kiam Records is Jennifer's label and she's released a bunch of 7" splits...
"Our split 7" single is finished and on sale now, alone or as part of a five record subscription series from KIAM Records, featuring collaborations between Jennifer O'Connor and guest artists. We join Jennifer on the A side for "Little Airplane Heart," and we each contribute a song to the flip: "Mostly Air" from our forthcoming album, and "Watching You Go" from Jennifer.

The artists collaborating with Jennifer on the rest of the series are Dump, Jesse Sykes, Mascott, and the Hotel Lights." [Choo Choo La Rouge]

Clint Michigan will be one of her future releases.

New Yo La Tengo song above. Some clips of YLT playing at last week's Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, below...



Comments (13)

mp3 link is busted, yo. just goes to a .jpg.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2009 10:16 AM

The MP3 link above is the jpg picture above.

Posted by Rich W | June 4, 2009 10:17 AM

fixed, thanks

Posted by brooklynvegan | June 4, 2009 10:32 AM

still not working...

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2009 12:09 PM

I'm suprised this posting didn't mention the album release date. It's September 8th btw.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2009 1:00 PM

Man, I hope the rest of the album doesn't sound like that.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2009 1:16 PM

never really got into yo la tengo but I dig that tune..

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2009 2:38 PM

Fuck yes!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2009 2:45 PM

cool album cover

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2009 4:19 PM

Good post I enjoy reading it and I enjoy the video. Hope you post more interesting videos.

Posted by Justin Guarini | June 5, 2009 4:45 AM


I apologize for the multiple emails in one week, but there's been a change to the show information for this Saturday.

We are still having the Choo Choo la Rouge record release party!!!!, but Clint Michigan is unable to play the show, so the times, etc have changed a bit.

Here's all the corrected info:

Saturday, Aug 22
Union Hall
Doors 8pm, tickets $10 (instead of $12)
9pm Jennifer O'Connor (solo)
10pm Bird Of Youth
11pm Choo Choo la Rouge

I do encourage you to make it out if you can. Gonna raffle off one entire Kiam records catalog - records, cds, t-shirts, etc....
There will also be treats that you can eat.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2009 10:45 AM

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