At press time, they’re taking a short two weeks off before heading to Australia July 30. They’ll play four shows in as many days before taking another breather for the rest of August.

In September, they rev up again, kicking off a Stateside run on the 10th in Richmond, Va., and traversing this great nation ‘til October 11, when the tour supposedly ends in Philadelphia. Knowing these kids, though, there may be no end in sight.

Summer Sun, Yo La Tengo’s latest album, was released in April on Matador Records. Rumors are rumbling about a possible EP surfacing in the fall, consisting of songs recorded during the Summer Sun sessions.

Bandleader Ira Kaplan told The Philadelphia City Paper that some “rock songs” were cut from the low-key album, primarily in order to keep the length below 70 minutes.