Yo La Tengo To Release Album, Tour



On September 8, Yo La Tengo will release its 16th album, Popular Songs, which also marks the band's 25th anniversary. The album is described as "cross[ing] many different styles" and was recorded in the band's home studio in Hoboken with assistance from Roger Moutenot. The album cover was designed by Dario Robleto, and the art was made from pulverized bones and trinitite, which is glass formed as a result of the first atomic test explosion at the Trinity test site in 1945, when the heat from the blast melted the surrounding sand. Sounds appropriately intense. Yo La Tengo will tour the country in support of the album's release from mid-September to the end of October.

Tour dates are as follows:
09.15.09 Winooski, VT @ Higher Ground
09.16.09 Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theater
09.17.09 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09.18.09 Durham, NC @ Carolina Theater
09.19.09 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
09.21.09 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
09.22.09 Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theater
09.23.09 Louisville, KY @ Headliners
09.24.09 Nelsonville, OH @ Stuart's Opera House
09.25.09 New York, NY @ Roseland (NYC)
10.02.09 Montreal, QC @ Le National
10.03.09 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10.05.09 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
10.06.09 Chicago, IL @ The Vic
10.07.09 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10.09.09 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
10.10.09 Denver, CO @ Ogden
10.11.09 Solano Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
10.12.09 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10.14.09 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
10.15.09 Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon
10.16.09 San Diego, CA @ Soma
10.17.09 Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theater
10.18.09 San Francisco, CA @ 100% Equal Festival
10.20.09 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10.21.09 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10.22.09 Seattle, WA @ Showbox

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Yo La Tengo To Release Album, Tour