LISTEN: Yo La Tengo Share Two Tracks from Their Upcoming Album “Stuff Like That There”

The new compilation was made in the style of the band's 1990 LP Fakebook

On August 28, indie-rock pioneers Yo La Tengo will release Stuff Like That There—a collection of covers, remakes of older tracks, and a handful of new songs. It’s the second time the Hoboken trio have taken the grab-bag approach, following 1990’s Fakebook.

You can hear two of the songs now: a cover of Special Pillow’s “Automatic Doom” and a stripped-down acoustic “cover” of “Deeper Into Movies,” from 1997’s classic I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One.

The group will hit the road in September, playing exclusively stripped-down acoustic sets for the first time in their thirty-one-year career. See a full list of North American dates below, along with the album’s tracklisting and cover art.

Stuff Like That There tracklist

A1: My Heart’s Not in It (Darlene McCrea) Yo-La-Tengo_Stuff-like-that-there_cover
A2: Rickety
A3: I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)
A4: All Your Secrets (remake of track from Popular Songs)
A5: The Ballad of Red Buckets (remake of track from Electr-o-pura)
A6: Friday I’m in Love (The Cure)
A7: Before We Stopped to Think  (Great Plains)
B1: Butchie’s Tune (The Lovin’ Spoonful)
B2: Automatic Doom (Special Pillow)
B3: Awhileaway
B4: I Can Feel the Ice Melting (The Parliaments)
B5: Naples (Antietam)
B6: Deeper Into Movies (remake of track from I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One)
B7: Somebody’s in Love (The Cosmic Rays with Le Sun Ra and Arkestra)

Yo La Tengo tour dates

26 – Calgary, AB – Sled Island Festival

23 – Troy, NY – Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
24 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
25 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
26 – Durham, NC – The Carolina Theatre of Durham
27 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
29 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
30 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth

2 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
3 – Boston, MA – The Wilbur Theatre

5 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
6 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre
7 – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre
9 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel
14 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
17 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
18 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
20 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
21 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre

Stuff Like That There is out August 28 on Matador.


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