SOUNDS LIKE: Are you really asking that question? Really?
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: The legendary Hoboken trio give us another taste of their upcoming full-length
After giving us a few "Stupid Things" to mull over since September, indie stalwarts Yo La Tengo finally announced the details of their upcoming 13th album, Fade, to the masses. Due in January, Fade is said to be the most cohesive effort yet from Georgia, Ira, and James, a set of 10 songs more concise than they usually are (only two songs over six minutes!) It's apparently on point with two of their classic modern day masterpieces, 1997's mixtape inspiration I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One, and 2000's languid and subtle opus And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out, equally melodic, noisy, elegant.
With said announcement came another new track, the gorgeous album ending "Before We Run". Georgia takes the lead here, her voice as angelic and plaintive as its ever been, barely changing at all since she started singing songs on May I Sing With Me 20 years. Starting with a cascading beat, Georgia is eventually joined in on harmonies with husband Ira, only to be lead out by an orchestra of strings and horns as the album fades in to the sun that's meeting the horizon.
We'll see how the other songs lead in to this epic finale when Fade hits stores on January 15th via Matador. A deluxe LP version is available for preorder, which includes a 7" featuring their take on songs byTodd Rundgren ("I Saw The Light") and Times New Viking ("Move To California") along with a download of a bonus 11-minute song.