let's play two!
    • MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009

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    More videos from Yo La Tengo's upcoming release Popular Songs; this time to the tune of "Avalon or Something Very Similar" and "Nothing to Hide". The first treatment is sort of trippy in its' odd, geometric configurations. There is the soft green meadow of what looks like Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Kites shoot up in the air (flying machines reminiscent of their previous video, in a way), and triangle cut outs, all dancing on a line, courtesy of a stop motion approach. Not sure what director John McSwain's getting at here. But the results are somewhat mesmerizing. Don't be surprised if you trail off through the peace of it all.






    "Nothing to Hide" finds the band taking a different sort of approach, and getting pretty darn cute in the process. In what looks like a classic, early 90's video, pals Times New Viking step in to play the role of Yo La Tengo, gigging at a poorly attended in-store at Lost Weekend Records. Again, not many folks show up so the band resorts to collecting their own payment. Unfortunately, the video ends on a punch line at Times New Viking's expense. All in good fun though.






    Popular Songs will be released via Matador on September 8th, 2009. Yo La Tengo currently has a fairly lengthy tour in support of the record planned. Check out the dates below.

    Yo La Tengo on Tour


    Sep 15 - Higher Ground - Burlington, Vermont
    Sep 16 - Wilbur Theater - Boston, Massachusetts
    Sep 17 - 9:30 Club - Washington, Washington DC
    Sep 18 - Carolina Theater - Durham, North Carolina
    Sep 19 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, Georgia
    Sep 21 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, North Carolina
    Sep 22 - Bijou Theatre - Knoxville, Tennessee
    Sep 23 - Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, Kentucky
    Sep 24 - Stuart's Opera House - Nelsonville, Ohio
    Sep 25 - Roseland Ballroom - New York, New York
    Oct 2 - Le National - Montreal
    Oct 3 - Opera House - Toronto
    Oct 5 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, Ohio
    Oct 6 - Vic Theatre - Chicago, Illinois
    Oct 7 - First Ave - Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Oct 9 - The Slowdown - Omaha, Nebraska
    Oct 10 - The Ogden - Denver, Colorado
    Oct 11 - Belly Up - Aspen, Colorado
    Oct 12 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct 14 - Marquee - Phoenix, Arizona
    Oct 15 - Avalon - Los Angeles, California
    Oct 16 - Soma - San Diego, California
    Oct 17 - Rio - Santa Cruz, California
    Oct 18 - Treasure Island Festival - San Francisco, California
    Oct 20 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, Oregon
    Oct 21 - Commodore - Vancouver
    Oct 22 - Showbox Sodo - Seattle, Washington
    Nov 5 - Tripod - Dublin
    Nov 6 - ABC1 - Glasgow
    Nov 7 - Academy 2 - Manchester
    Nov 8 - The Roundhouse - London
    Nov 10 - Forum - Bielefeld
    Nov 11 - Het Depot - Leuven
    Nov 12 - Melkweg - Amsterdam
    Nov 14 - Gra Hal - Copenhagen
    Nov 15 - Cosmopolite - Oslo
    Nov 17 - Kagelbanan - Stockholm
    Nov 18 - Mejeriet - Lund
    Nov 19 - Markthalle Hamburg
    Nov 20 - Crossing Border Festival - Den Hague
    Nov 22 - Zakk - Dusseldorf
    Nov 23 - Postbahnhof - Berlin
    Nov 25 - Hipnoza Club - Katowice
    Nov 26 - Arena - Vienna
    Nov 27 - Fri-Son - Fribourg
    Nov 28 - Auditorium Flog - Florence
    Nov 30 - Bataclan - Paris
    Dec 4 - All Tomorrow's Parties - Minehead

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