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January 30, 2013 11:00 PM   Subscribe

Yo La Tengo's 13th album, Fade, marks the first time in 15 years the band has made official music videos. 2 to be exact: the colorful & playfully psychedelic Before We Run, and the serene & educational I'll Be Around. Bon Appétit chats with Ira Kaplan about the use of recipes in the latter video.
posted by mannequito (12 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Was the last one Sugarcube?
posted by LionIndex at 11:15 PM on January 30, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is nice. I don't think I need to own another Yo La Tengo album — after a certain point, they were nice enough but not a lot more. Still, glad to see they're still kicking around.
posted by klangklangston at 11:21 PM on January 30, 2013


There can never be too many Yo La Tengo records. Not sure about Fade, too much Americana not enough shoegazing funk for me but I love I'll Be Around which is a country cousin of the Velvet's What Goes On?
posted by fallingbadgers at 12:39 AM on January 31, 2013


This seems a good place to mention Jesse Jarnow's recent biography of the band, Big Day Coming.
posted by muckster at 1:45 AM on January 31, 2013


Guessing it wasn't official, but "Tokyo nuclear attack" (their cover of Sun Ra's Nuclear War) works excellently.

Fade, also on Spotify
posted by titus-g at 5:13 AM on January 31, 2013


Going to see them tonight - double bill with Calexico (my favorite band).
posted by notsnot at 5:46 AM on January 31, 2013


(nice title, by the way.)
posted by notsnot at 5:47 AM on January 31, 2013


Saw them a few years ago in an outdoor concert* in a park. They seemed a little uncomfortable with the Sunday family picnic of a venue but they put on a great show.

*not my picture, although I'm probably in there somewhere.
posted by octothorpe at 6:20 AM on January 31, 2013


I think it is awesome, and awfully strange, that Mac McCaughan from Superchunk and Portastatic is the fellow playing guitar in the I'll Be Around video. Between this and the fact that Jon Wurster (Superchunk's drummer) is in that excellent Aimee Mann video as well as in the new Bob Mould* video, I feel like Superchunk is now the central casting for indie rock videos.

You're next, Laura.

*Jon actually plays drums for Bob Mould these days, so it isn't THAT weird that he is in the video. But still!
posted by dirtdirt at 7:34 AM on January 31, 2013


I think it is awesome, and awfully strange, that Mac McCaughan from Superchunk and Portastatic is the fellow playing guitar in the I'll Be Around video.

Awesome indeed, but not so strange, given that 1.) they've all known each other for a while, and 2.) Superchunk, like Tengo, also excel at making fun music videos.
posted by Rangeboy at 8:13 AM on January 31, 2013


I briefly contemplated making a post about this video (would have been my first!), but I never could have topped your title, mannequito. Cheers!
posted by Cheezitsofcool at 12:28 PM on January 31, 2013


Wow, I was just watching these videos last night. GET OUT OF MY HEAD METAFILTER.
posted by gamera at 12:43 PM on January 31, 2013


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