Indie rockers’ tour includes a rare south coast show

American indie rockers Yo La Tengo will perform at Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion on December 7, their first gig in the South East for many years.

Their new album, Fade, is the most direct, personal and cohesive album of Yo La Tengo’s 29-year career.

Recorded with John McEntire at Soma Studios in Chicago, it recalls the sonic innovation and lush cohesion of career high points like 1997‘s I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One and 2000’s …And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out.

This is the first time Yo La Tengo has collaborated with producer John McEntire, best known for his work in postrock band Tortoise as well as his work with such artists as Bright Eyes, Stereolab and Teenage Fanclub.

He has helped the band hone a set of songs as multifaceted as they are seamless - flowing from the low-key shimmy of Well You Better, to the muted motorik kick of Stupid Things, to the cozy distortion of Paddle Forward and right through to the cagey groove, horns and strings of the album closer, Before We Run.

Doors open at 7pm and the gig starts at 8pm. Tickets range from £16 to £18 and are available online at or by calling the box office on 01424 229 111.