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Yo La Tengo’s Pelham Johnston and Brandon Reichard-directed video for Popular Songs’ “Nothing To Hide” was shot at Lost Weekend Records in Columbus, Ohio with labelmates (and Columbus residents) Times New Viking playing the parts of Ira, Georgia, and James during an in-store. The clip follows in the tradition of previous Popular Songs visual treatments, offering YLT’s sounds sans their faces. The first time we heard “Nothing To Hide” was when the group tore through a noisy, psychedelically-lit French television take, so might as well let the hometown heroes give it a go. Keep your eyes peeled for sight gags, a smokey guitar interlude, and rotating sunglasses and instruments. And Ted Nugent.

Popular Songs is out 9/8 via Matador. While we’re here, Times New Viking’s Born Again Revisited is out 9/22 via the same label. YLT are about to go on tour:

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
10/20 – Portland at Crystal Ballroom
10/21 – Vancouver @ Commodore Ballroom
10/22 – Seattle @ Showbox SoDo

Comments (1)
  1. DJ@HI.COM  |   Posted on Aug 27th, 2009 0

    NICE!

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