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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Yo La Tengo Album on NPR


Twenty five year rock veterans Yo La Tengo will release its new album, Popular Songs, on September 8. Can’t wait a week for the new record? No fear, you can stream the entire album for free on good old NPR.

Fans of Yo La Tengo won’t be disappointed in the band’s latest effort. As with previous albums, YLT spans many genres, incorporating shoegaze, soul, pop and psych rock sounds.

The opening track, “Here to Fall,” exhibits more of a psychedelic sound with keyboards, strings and singer/guitarist Ira Kaplan’s synth-y vocals. On “By Two’s,” they slow the tempo down and singer/drummer Georgia Hubley showcases her soothing soulful voice. Right after the close of that track comes the guitar-driven poppy tune “Nothing to Hide.” In summary, if you like music, you’ll probably like this album.

YLT is currently touring the U.S. in support of Popular Songs. Their tour hits ATL on Saturday, September 12 at the Variety Playhouse.

-Kristen Callihan
currently listening to “Nothing to Hide” by Yo La Tengo

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