Is there anybody better than Yo La Tengo? No, probably not, is the answer. Over their 25 year career they are a band who have never failed to surprise and delight critics and fans alike, why stop now then eh. ‘Here To Fall’ is the opening track from the band’s upcoming album ‘Popular Songs’, and it is a stunning opening gambit. Spacey distortion intersects the teasing bass line before the drums bring everything crashing in to glorious technicolour, following the greasy r’n’b vibe that was prominent on 'Periodically Double or Triple' the strings here are reminiscent of California Soul. The album is out 8th September through Matador, though if you order through the Buy Early Get Now scheme then as well as your CD or LP copy of the album you will receive access to 128kbps stream of the album from Agust 4th, with bonus mp3s to follow, a vinly LP featuring Yo La Tengo’s original score from Adventureland and a free poster! Sounds pretty good to me.
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