Yo La Tengo Announce Album Details

By theajaysharma

In the latest Matador newsletter they break the details of the new Yo La Tengo album. It's due September 12th and will be called, 'I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass'. Read on for the full details...

Yo La Tengo - new album. We're giving you plenty of time to get ready

On September 12 (September 4 in places other than North America) we'll be releasing a new CD / double LP by a trio we've creatively nicknamed "America's Best Band"

Where do Yo La Tengo get off, delivering the most focused, wildly entertaining album of their longer-than-long tenure? Where does the record label get off, using catchphrases like "putting the 'oomph' back in 'eclectic'"? Where do you YOU get off, looking for greater details, like the sort of person who insists on knowing how the cliffhanger ends before the trailer even starts?

Ira, Georgia and James --- aided by longtime recording associate Roger Mountenot, have made a habit of blowing us away and confounding expectations time and time again, but with 'I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass' (title culled from Kurt Thomas' words of warning to Stephon Marbury) the trio have raised their game to unparalled heights, creating a multi-genre masterpiece certain to win Nobel Prize consideration. Or would you believe the Plug Awards? Either way, the believing's in the hearing.

An early mp3 of "Beanbag Chair" is available for download.