Yo La Tengo are adding to their tour schedule for next year, this time with shows for Europe and all in support of their upcoming album release, which is (hopefully) due out sometime next year. Details are sketchy, but it will the first full length follow up to Popular Songs in 2009 and will arrive after their EP Stupid Things, which was released in September. Matador Records says that "Stupid Things" will be a song that's also included on the new album, albeit a different version: collectors unite -- Yo La Tengo singles w/ alternate takes.
The new album looks like it might have taken a wide expanse of influences, plus the collaboration of Tortoise's John McEntire as the producer. Yo La Tengo seems to be on a vibe of pushing themselves to develop songs that change over time. James McNew told the Philadelphia Enquirer that "We'll make a record, and I'll never hear it, I'll never listen to it again," says McNew. "The songs take on a life of us playing them. I'll never think about how hard we worked to get a recording to exactly where we wanted it, to the point at which we put it away and it's finished, we put it on a record. In one way, we forget about it, and we let the songs grow and change with us as we grow and change."