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Thursday, Aug 15, 2013
Yo La Tengo has released a companion video to the animated wonderland that represented "Ohm", where a cigar smoking baby commandeers a vintage VW bug while a mathematical equation scrolled on a white board uses band names, musicians and lyrics to answer the question "Who is Yo La Tengo?"

In the comments section there’s a request for these storyboards, and the band has offered up their breezy song “Is That Enough” as background. The videos are directed by Donick Cary with Sugarshack Animation, utilizing an angular edginess. (Stay tuned for a special cameo at the end!)
  
Both songs are off Yo La Tengo’s latest album, Fade (Matador Records), which is lucky number 13 for this group that formed in 1984. Since 1992, the line up has remained the trio of Ira Kaplan, James McNew and Georgie Hubley. PopMatters chose the closing track, “Before We Run”, for the Early Summer 2013 New Music Playlist. That song is a mesmerizing tune sung by Hubley, and along with these two gems, it wouldn’t be surprising if this album is a top pick for 2013.  Also here with the videos are a few tour dates in the U.S., before the band heads to Europe.






TOUR DATES
8/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Festival
9/13 – Ithaca, NY @ The State Theater
9/14 – Hamilton, ON @ Supercrawl Festival
9/15 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
9/17 – Nelsonville, OH @ Stuart’s Opera House
9/20 - Dekalb, IL @ Otto’s
9/21 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
9/22 – Byers, CO @ Riot Fest

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