Yo La Tengo come out swinging with four songs off new album There’s a Riot Going On

Yo La Tengo come out swinging with four songs off new album There’s a Riot Going On
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Last we heard from Yo La Tengo, the iconic indie rock band who may or may not understand how the Spanish language works, they had just announced a slate of 2018 tour dates throughout North America and Europe.

So here I am, minding my own business, not expecting any new Yo La Tengo news to come across the proverbial desk when, BAM! A new Yo La Tengo song catches me right across the chin. Then POW! Another, right smack dab on the bridge of my nose. The worst feels over…until SNARG! A third gets me in the eye. A fourth one comes in a flash: WAFFLE! But I’ve already dodged it by way of being knocked right out of my chair, to the floor.

When I come to, my head is pounding, blood is streaming out of my nose, the vision in my right eye is blurred, and my left sock has somehow flown off even though I’m wearing sneakers. Where did these four songs come from? What do they WANT??? But then it hits me. Not literally this time thankfully, but in the form of a message:

• New Yo La Tengo album.
There’s a Riot Going On.
• March 16.
• On Matador Records.

Can’t say I agree with the means of delivery, but hey, that’s still great!

If you also think that that’s great too, then head here to pre-order There’s a Riot Going On now. If you still need a little more convincing, you can listen to all four new songs from the album down below (where you can also see the album’s artwork and full tracklisting!) And if you know where a guy can get some good discounts on band-aids and anti-inflammatory drugs, don’t be a stranger.

There’s a Riot Going On tracklisting:

01. You Are Here
02. Shades of Blue
03. She May, She Might
04. For You Too
05. Ashes
06. Polynesia #1
07. Dream Dream Away
08. Shortwave
09. Above the Sound
10. Let’s Do It Wrong
11. What Chance Have I Got
12. Esportes Casual
13. Forever
14. Out of the Pool
15. Here You Are

Yo La Tengo tour dates again (in case you got amnesia from Yo La Tengo beating your ass):

03.28.18 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
03.29.18 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
03.30.18 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
03.31.18 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix
04.02.18 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
04.03.18 - Boston, MA - Paradise
04.04.18 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04.06.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
04.07.18 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
04.08.18 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson
04.10.18 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
04.11.18 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
04.12.18 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
04.13.18 - Nashville, TN - Basement East
04.14.18 - Nashville, TN - Basement East
04.28.18 - Dublin, IE - Olympia
04.29.18 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3
04.30.18 - Manchester, UK - Academy
05.01.18 - Birmingham, UK - Town Hall
05.03.18 - Leeds, UK - Church Leeds
05.04.18 - London, UK - Royal Festival Hall
05.06.18 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
05.07.18 - Berlin, DE - Heimathafen
05.08.18 - Cologne, DE - Gloria Theatre
05.09.18 - Munich, DE - Muncher Kammerspiele
05.11.18 - Zagreb, HR - Pogon Jedinstvo
05.12.18 - Belgrade, RS - Dom Omladine
05.13.18 - Budapest, HU - A38 Ship
05.15.18 - Milan, IT - Fabrique
05.16.18 - Fribourg, CH - Fri-Son
05.17.18 - Schorndorf, DE- Manufaktur
05.19.18 - Paris, FR - Le Caberet Sauvage
05.20.18 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
05.31.18 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theater
06.01.18 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theater
06.02.18 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
06.03.18 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
06.05.18 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore Theater
06.06.18 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore Theater
06.08.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
06.09.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom

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