Published Jul 13, 2020Yo La Tengo have returned with a new song. The five-minute "James and Ira demonstrate mysticism and some confusion holds (Monday)" arrives through a new Bandcamp page helmed by label home Matador Records, and can be heard below.
As the band's Ira Kaplan recalled in an accompanying statement, "In late April, with the outside world weighing on everybody, we determined that the three of us could assemble in Hoboken without disobeying the rules laid out by Governor Murphy, and resumed . . . 'practicing' hardly describes it, because we've done no practicing per se, and anyway what would be practicing for . . . playing. James set up one microphone in the middle of the room in case we stumbled on something useful for the future. Instead we decided to release something we did right now."
Yo La Tengo last released There's a Riot Going On in 2018. In September, their 1995 album Electr-o-pura will receive an anniversary reissue. The band were also recently revealed to have contributed to a new Matmos album.