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Yo La Tengo Launch Bandcamp Page
Christian Eede , July 13th, 2020 15:39

The only release currently available is a new five-minute piece called 'James And Ira Demonstrate Mysticism And Some Confusion Holds (Monday)'

Yo La Tengo have launched a Bandcamp page.

The first release they've made available via the page is a five-minute piece titled 'James And Ira Demonstrate Mysticism And Some Confusion Holds (Monday)' which you can listen to just below.

It's the first new music to emerge from the group since 2018 album There's A Riot Going On. Plans were however recently announced to reissue their 1995 album Eclectr-o-pura in September via Matador's Revisionist History series to mark the record's 25th anniversary.

Speaking about the new track, Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan said: "If you've spent any time hanging out with us at our rehearsal space in Hoboken — that pretty much covers none of you — you've heard us playing formlessly (he said, trying to sidestep the word 'improvising'). Most of the songs we've written in the last 25 years have begun that way, but often we do it for no other reason than to push away the outside world.

"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 we 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."

'James And Ira Demonstrate Mysticism And Some Confusion Holds (Monday)' is out now.