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Record of the Month: Yo La Tengo - This Stupid World

Records of the Month

Record of the Month: Yo La Tengo - This Stupid World

Our second Record of the Month for 2023 is This Stupid World, the sprawling and euphoric new LP from Hoboken's finest, Yo La Tengo.

Now anyone who has shopped with us in the last twenty odd years will categorically know this already, but Drift are, always have been and always will be, massive Yo La Tengo fans. The New Jersey trio sound little like anyone else, with slow building epics, woozed out Motoriks and beautiful sonic asides to get totally lost in.

"Aselestine" (Official Audio)

Entirely self-produced, This Stupid World - the band's seventeenth studio album - is such a peach. At just under an hour, it's one of the more concise in their immaculate discography and really plays to their pop sensibilities. Full of live energy, it is a dreamy set with sweet moments and sunshine melancholia, also Georgia and Ira swap vocal leads to delicious effect, keeping it all bubbling along.
"This Stupid World is an act of catharsis, a moment of clarity: It's also the group's most exciting, most engaged, most breathtaking album this century."
- Mojo, 4/5

"Fallout" (Lyric Video)

Very few bands manage to sound unmistakably like themselves and even fewer manage to consistently make that sound fresh and engaging. Living legends they are! We're already absolutely besotted with this wonderful album.

Further Reading

"Forty Years In, Yo La Tengo Are Still Making It Up as They Go"

Pitchfork | Read More

+ Available on CD or double Black of Transparent Blue colour vinyl.

Record of the Month Club

This Stupid World is the second release of 2023 for those of you signed up to the Drift Record of the Month Club. Available in three, six or twelve month configurations, join the Drift Record of the Month Club and start adding to your amazing collection. Each month you will receive one new album on either vinyl or CD based on your subscription type. The first delivery (whether CD or LP) will also include a complimentary Drift tote bag.

Find out more here.

Recent 'Record of the Month' albums at Drift have included; The Murder Capital, Goat Girl, Black Country, New Road, Jane Weaver, Dry Cleaning, Squid, White Flowers, Stephen Fretwell, Chubby and the Gang, Low, BADBADNOTGOOD, Damon Albarn, Geese, Silverbacks, Cate Le Bon, Huerco S., Daniel Rossen, Kevin Morby, Vintage Crop, Viagra Boys, The Lounge Society, Jockstrap, Trevor Beales, Aoife Nessa Frances and Sarathy Korwar.

Oh yeah, what the hell is a yellow tango?