Yo La Tengo’s mostly-covers album Stuff Like That There comes out next month, and it includes the band’s takes on songs from Hank Williams, the Lovin’ Spoonful, and, um, Yo La Tengo. (We posted their revamped version of their own song “Deeper Into Movies.”) But the song from the album that we were most excited to hear was the Yo La Tengo version of the Cure’s iconic 1992 hit “Friday I’m In Love.” The Yo La Tengo version of the song is even more jangly and twee than the original. But its music video is decidedly not twee. In director Jason Woliner’s envisioning, Georgia Hubley causes huge meteoric impacts and vast clouds of blood just by singing the song. Watch it below.
Stuff Like That There is out 8/28 on Matador.