Fade (Yo La Tengo album)

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Studio album by Yo La Tengo
Released January 15, 2013
Genre Indie rock
Length 45:45
Language English
Label Matador Records
Producer John McEntire
Yo La Tengo chronology
Popular Songs

Fade is the thirteenth full-length album by Hoboken-based rock band Yo La Tengo. It was produced by John McEntire, instead of Roger Moutenot, who had produced all their albums since 1993's Painful. It was released on January 15, 2013.[1]

The vinyl LP version of the record was pressed by United Record Pressing in Nashville, TN.

Donik Cary directed the videos for "Ohm" and its sequel "Is That Enough"[2] "Ohm" was released as a limited edition triple 12" in "a printed flat in a 4-box poly shower curtain display case" in July 2013[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
Clash (magazine) 8/10 stars[5]
Consequence of Sound 4/5 stars[6]
Crackle Feedback (8/10)[7]
Drowned In Sound (8/10)[8]
NME (7/10)[9]
Pitchfork Media (8.1/10)[10]
Robert Christgau (A-)[11]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[12]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[13]
Spin (8/10)[14]
Sputnikmusic (4.0/5)[15]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Yo La Tengo

No. Title Length
1. "Ohm"   6:48
2. "Is That Enough"   4:15
3. "Well You Better"   2:37
4. "Paddle Forward"   2:49
5. "Stupid Things"   5:06
6. "I'll Be Around"   4:47
7. "Cornelia and Jane"   4:49
8. "Two Trains"   4:45
9. "The Point of It"   3:38
10. "Before We Run"   6:14
Total length:


Yo La Tengo

  • Ira Kaplan - lead vocals, guitars, keys and synthesizers
  • Georgia Hubley - drums, percussion, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, occasional lead vocals
  • James McNew - bass guitar, backing vocals

Additional Musicians

  • Andy Baker - trombone ("Cornelia and Jane", "Before We Run")
  • Brian Drye - trombone ("Before We Run")
  • Robert Fisher - viola ("Is That Enough", "Stupid Things", "Before We Run")
  • Jeff Hermanson - trumpet ("Before We Run")
  • Todd Matthews - violin ("Is That Enough", "Stupid Things", "Before We Run")
  • Rob Mazurek - cornet ("Cornelia and Jane", "Before We Run")
  • John McEntire - percussion ("Ohm") and vibes ("Two Trains")
  • Michael McGinnis - baritone saxophone ("Before We Run")
  • Jeff Parker - string arrangement ("Is That Enough")
  • William Porter - cello ("Is That Enough", "Before We Run")
  • Phyllis Sanders - violin ("Is That Enough", "Stupid Things", "Before We Run")