Yo La Tengo's Popular Songs will be released on Matador Records on September 8th... but who really pays attention to release-dates anymore, eh? (Remember the days—before instant-gratification downloading—when that magnificent release-date would taunt you for months? I'm old... )

That said, the new record can be streamed right now on NPR, and I must say it's a stunner... yep... wait for it... my heart just melted. Escuchalo aqui. Then watch the new vid for "When It's Dark" above, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly (Did EW make the list of Stuff White People Like? I'm curious). Then watch Yo La Tengo perform live at the Crystal Ballroom on October 20th with Jackie-O Motherfucker... or if you read Entertainment Weekly: Jackie-O Motherfu**er.