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Yo La Tengo’s been generous with advance listens of their lovely and nostalgic new collection Popular Songs, so far offering previews via a pair of must-grab MP3s (the chilled-out ’60s organ funk of “Periodically Double Or Triple,” the Melody Nelson strings of “Here To Fall“) and a raucous live take (see “Nothing To Hide” for French TV). The breezy, impossibly summery “Avalon Or Something Very Similar” makes it an even four from the set, here soundtracking visuals of sugarcube-sweet faces, and hypnotic triangles, and green parks, by director John McSwain. It’s a nice mesh, pour a julep and enjoy.

That video’s the third in a series of five Yo La’s commissioned for their Popular songs. Here are the previous two if you missed ’em:

Popular Songs is out 9/8 via Matador. And speaking of … our condolences, Gerard. Sad times.

Anyway. These should be some good shows:

09/15 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
09/16 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theater
09/17 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
09/18 – Durham, NC @ Carolina Theater
09/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety
09/21 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
09/25 – New York, NY @ Roseland
10/02 – Montreal, QC @ Le National
10/03 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
10/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
10/06 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
10/07 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
10/09 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
10/10 – Denver @ Ogden
10/11 – Aspen @ Belly Up
10/12 – Salt Lake City @ Urban Lounge
10/14 – Phoenix @ Marquee
10/15 – Los Angeles @ Avalon
10/16 – San Diego @ Soma
10/17 – Santa Cruz @ Rio Theater
10/18 – San Francisco @ Treasure Island Festival (tickets on sale)
10/20 – Portland at Crystal Ballroom
10/21 – Vancouver @ Commodore Ballroom
10/22 – Seattle @ Showbox SoDo

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Comments (4)
  1. Adam  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2009 0

    This is a rip off of that one Clean song… but it still rules.

  2. Paul Bellini (the toweled guy)  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2009 0

    The true sound of summer. Beautiful. Nice.

  3. Yay! Get the Condo Fucks taste out of my mouth. Great song and video!

  4. zankster  |   Posted on Aug 11th, 2009 0

    maggie lee is cute!

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