Yo La Tengo

This Stupid World

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PUT THIS IN YOUR DEN for one of the best Yo La Tengo albums to date. Lively, yet dark, this record further cements the veterans as one of the greatest indie bands to ever hit the stage. At times driving beats take center stage, while other parts see the band bring the mellow twang to the forefront. A great album by a great band.

Available on 2xLP black wax

This Stupid World is the first new studio album in five years from Yo La Tengo. 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. However, 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.

Recorded at YLT’s practice space in Hoboken NJ, the new material captures the collaborative energy and eclecticism that has defined the band’s career as it enters its 40th year. The double LP features a 10th track on Side D available exclusively on vinyl.