Yo La Tengo ‎– Fade

Matador ‎– Ole 994-1, Matador ‎– OLE 1011-7
Vinyl, LP, Album
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
All Media, Limited Edition, Numbered, Deluxe

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A1 Ohm
Percussion – John McEntire
A2 Is That Enough
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Jeff ParkerCello – William Porter (2)Viola – Robert Fisher (7)Violin – Phyllis Sanders, Todd Matthews
A3 Well You Better 2:37
A4 Paddle Forward 2:48
A5 Stupid Things
Viola – Robert Fisher (7)Violin – Phyllis Sanders
B1 I'll Be Around 4:47
B2 Cornelia And Jane
Cornet – Rob MazurekTrombone – Andy Baker (7)
B3 Two Trains
Vibraphone – John McEntire
B4 The Point Of It 3:38
B5 Before We Run
Baritone Saxophone – Michael McGinnis (3)Cello – William Porter (2)Cornet – Rob MazurekTrombone – Andy Baker (7), Brian DryeTrumpet – Jeff HermansonViola – Robert Fisher (7)Violin – Phyllis Sanders
C I Saw The Light
Written-By – Todd Rundgren
D Move To California
Written-By – Times New Viking

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Recorded in Chicago, summer 2012. Some of songs A5, B3 and B5 recorded in Hoboken.

Deluxe version comes in a numbered edition printed on rainbow foil with a bonus 7" featuring two exclusive covers: I Saw The Light (Todd Rundgren) b/w Move To California (Times New Viking)

Includes MP3 download coupon featuring the exclusive 11 minute track, Oriole.

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  • Barcode (Sticker): 744861099406
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Ole 9942J Yo La Tengo Fade(CD, Album, Dig) Matador Ole 9942J Japan 2013 Sell This Version
Ole 994-2 Yo La Tengo Fade(CD, Album, Unofficial) Matador Ole 994-2 Russia 2013 Sell This Version
Ole 994-1 Yo La Tengo Fade(LP, Album) Matador Ole 994-1 US 2013 Sell This Version
Ole 994-3, OLE 994-3, OLE 994-2, OLE-994-3 Yo La Tengo Fade(Dlx + CD, Album, RE, Dig + CD, Car) Matador, Matador, Matador, Matador Ole 994-3, OLE 994-3, OLE 994-2, OLE-994-3 US 2013 Sell This Version
OLE 994-0, OLE 1011-7 Yo La Tengo Fade(LP, Album + 7" + Ltd, Del) Matador, Matador OLE 994-0, OLE 1011-7 UK 2013 Sell This Version


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February 10, 2014

indeed. a huge album is this.


February 5, 2013
Yo La Tengo has been a staple in the indie music community since forming in New Jersey in the late 80s. That sign of longevity shows that fans have not become bored with them yet. “Fade,” the band's latest album, is a fantastic addition to their already impressive discography.
Opening with the bewitching six-minute opener Ohm, Yo La Tengo, dip their toes in shoegaze. Standouts like Well You Better and Stupid Things begin with jarring guitars and fall into a soothing dream. Few bands can deliver that fading theme as well as these seasoned musicians. Several of their songs, without fail, showcase the soft yet uplifting quality of the guitar.
All 10 tracks are consistently good. The effortless low-key sound can only come from disciplined people as these. Guitarist and piano player Ira Kaplan and his wife, drummer and vocalist Georgia Hubley, are supported with bassist James McNew to create the ultimate indie rock album..
Cornelia and Jane and Before We Run , some of the tracks where Hubley takes the lead are at times the most haunting. Her restful vocals guide the wandering guitar. Even at its most frantic parts, you will begin to fade into it.

As one of the year's earliest releases, it sets the tone for what will be a grand year for music.