Posted in holiday music | music | tour dates on October 22, 2012

Yo La Tengo

Tickets to Yo La Tengo's annual Hanukkah shows at Maxwell's (December 8 - 15) go on sale at noon today (10/22).

Meanwhile, the band are putting the finishing touches on their 13th, still-untitled new album which was recorded in Chicago with producer John McEntire. Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley talked about making it recently with Pitchfork:

IK: We've known John a long time. We were crammed in a van with him in 1992-- he was with Seam before the Sea & Cake and Tortoise. I think the Sea & Cake's first show might have been with us. We've made music with him a lot because, when we have done shows together, he would play with us.

Every time we made a record with Roger we always considered not making a record with him. We always thought about it, then decided to work with him. But when the idea of John came up, it felt right. A lot of our ideas don't get examined that deeply past the field test.

Pitchfork: Is there a particular way he approaches sound that drew you to him?

GH: We knew that we would have a lot of amazing gear in the studio. He's a musician-- that helps. I felt that there would be a real gravity and like-mindedness, like it wouldn't be so difficult to get at the things we wanted to do musically.

Yo La Tengo released a limited-edition single, "Stupid Things," last month which serves as a first listen for the new album which will be out sometime in 2013 and you can stream that below.

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Comments (31)

ira and georgia were at the sea and cake show last night at littlefield.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 11:58 AM

anndd they're gone.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 12:03 PM

Ticketfly has been processing my order for three minutes. =/

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 12:04 PM

Was able to get one ticket for Wednesday. Better than nothing I guess.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 12:09 PM

Had a ticket for friday and ticketfly lost it somehow??? wtf

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 12:10 PM

Walk over day of show - always a bunch of people selling. Been going for the past 5 years and always can get a ticket to any day.

Love loving in Hoboken. Way better than the ghetto that is Brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 12:11 PM

Major fail on Ticketfly's part. I was trying to get tickets for Sat., but right at 12p it said there were none, now it goes in a loop. At least I was able to get tickets for Tues., though. I wan't Pussy Galore again!

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 12:12 PM

Yeah, okay. Brooklyn's a ghetto and Hoboken is a fuckin' shangri-la. Get outta here.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 12:12 PM

Ticketfly is so Bush League.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 12:14 PM

It was easy getting tickets at Other Music. I love unemployment!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 12:15 PM

Same issue-ticket was stuck in cart but I was able to get the only Friday show. Agree that there will be tickets floating around the day but the weekend shows are notoriously tough to get the day of.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 12:15 PM

12:12 huh?! Go back to your cashier shift at the Gap.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 12:18 PM

Hoboken > Brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 12:31 PM

Jersey City > Hoboken

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 12:31 PM

Can wait for the Hundred Waters holiday showcase its going to blow this away

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 12:39 PM

I got one for opening night 10/8 and for the 14th. Tried for 12/15 too, but no dice.

Really hoping the Rolling Stones play the 14th between their big Prudential shows. :P

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 12:46 PM

got an opening nighter after refreshing for 40 minutes. ticketfly blows

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 12:52 PM

Haven't gone to any of these shows before - do they play markedly different material each night, or do y'all just like YLT enough to see them do the same setlist twice?

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 12:56 PM

@12:56

each hanukkah show is rather unique (although this year might be a different since they have a whole new album's worth of material that they may or may not be exploring at these shows).

check out jesse jarnow's blog at http://www.jessejarnow.com/category/ylt/
for setlists from the past few years.

Posted by baconfat | October 22, 2012 1:20 PM

Every night is different including the opener and comedian.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 1:20 PM

got 6 nights which is usually my batting average every year...

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 1:47 PM

I'm still in queue for Kraftwerk tickets - should I refresh and risk losing my place in line or just keep waiting?

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 2:08 PM

"do y'all just like YLT enough to see them do the same setlist twice"

YLT never play the same setlist twice. I seriously doubt that in the past 20 years if any two shows had the same setlist. The Hanukkah shows are even more varied.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 3:13 PM

2:08 really nailed it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 3:25 PM

Christmas > Hanukkah

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2012 9:42 PM

Me to! I post to let people know how cool is this page. I don't know is about the money but is cool! I just wait until the next time!

Posted by Romantic images | November 15, 2012 4:47 AM

Your ideas was totally easy to get. Happy to find that there’s an person online that gets it precise what its is talking about.

Posted by Frequency | November 21, 2012 4:46 AM

Theres about maybe 10 interesting metal bands who have been around for a while out 10,000 or so that pop up every 50 mints lately.

Posted by Download skype 2013 | December 10, 2012 8:00 PM

who is playing tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 2:00 PM

I loved the shirt, I'll buy one, beautiful!

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The shirt makes me want to eat bananas.

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