Times New Viking take on Yo La Tengo and “Nothing To Hide”

It’s all love at Matador, all the time, and today is no exception. Two of our finest purveyors of rock and roll have teamed up (Times New Viking – along with directors Pelham Johnston and Brandon Reichard – took the driver’s seat on this one, with Yo La Tengo supplying the tunage and the inspiration) for a video that immediately takes its rightful place in the pantheon of Matador and Yo La Tengo classics.

Our friends at AOL Spinner bring us the “Nothing to Hide” collabo, a celebration of the upcoming full-length releases from both bands: “Nothing to Hide” can be found on Yo La Tengo’s Popular Songs, out September 8th (pre-order action), and Times New Viking unveil Born Again Revisited September 22nd (you will need to OWN THIS ALBUM, it’s a stone-cold sucker-punch, best-of-their-career stylez). Pre-order Born Again Revisited from the Matastore and receive TWO free TNV 7″s and a free poster. Yeah, I hyper-linked it twice. Born Again Revisited is that essential.

OK check this out, it RULES:

Julian Plenti – “Games For Days” video premiere and Fallon tomorrow

Hot on the heels of Tuesday’s release of “Julian Plenti is…Skyscraper” (buy it here), the mystery man doesn’t clear a whole lot up with this double-take on identity and fidelity (or something like that). Killer noir vibes from director Javier Aguilera.

AOL Spinner is telling us that Plenti’s costar is none other than Emily Haines of Metric.

Television watchers (and next-day-YouTubers) take note: Julian will be making his world-debut live appearance (playing “Games for Days”) TOMORROW NIGHT (Friday) on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. NBC affiliates, 12:35/11:35 Central.

“Games For Days”

Yo La Tengo Video Series – “Periodically Double or Triple”

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As promised, another week another Yo La Tengo video clip from their upcoming album Popular Songs. This week director John McSwain makes sure you’re getting your daily allowance of fruits – a key food group and an unlikely comedic/visual tool – as he gives us his take on YLT’s new song Periodically Double or Triple.

Please check out the latest and greatest in the Yo La Tengo video series:

Also don’t forget that Yo La Tengo’s new album is out on Sept 8th. Click here to pre-order Popular Songs or visit Buy Early Get Now for the unstoppable deluxe package.

Yo La Tengo Video Series – “Here To Fall”

Today brings us the first clip in a series of five from the upcoming Yo La Tengo album, “Popular Songs”.

“Here to Fall” kicks off director John McSwain’s multi-song visual accompaniment to the diverse and arresting sounds of YLT’s exceptional new album. Each video will debut with a unique partner site (well, the Matablog is kicking it off), one per week leading up to the September 8th release of “Popular Songs”. The videos will be collected here, so check back!

Click here to pre-order “Popular Songs”, or visit Buy Early Get Now for the unstoppable deluxe package. In a related note, the advance stream of ‘Popular Songs’ is available for BEGN customers starting today.

“Here to Fall”

Fucked Up from the Pitchfork Festival

Fucked Up, who by all accounts pulled together the most ferocious set of Pitchfork weekend (two of them if you happened to be at Subterranean on Friday night), also found time to interview fellow fourth-wall breakers the Jesus Lizard.

Watch Pink Eyes hold his own with the heavyweights, and also see an outstanding version of “Crusades” from the festival.


Pink Eyes interviews the Jesus Lizard


“Crusades”

Rage Against The Cage

Hailing from the post-authenticity capital of America, Rage Against The Cage answers the age old question – “What do you get when you boil down the absolute essentials of STP, Candlebox and Collective Soul?”

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Full streaming action and lyrics – http://www.myspace.com/rageagainstthecage

Matador’s Sordid Spectacular History Continued : The Mysteries Of U-MV170 Pt. III

The promotional video for The Unsane’s “Body Bomb” from the album ‘Total Destruction’ seemed, at the time, like a rather pricey (ie.  more than $10) way of making a clip guaranteed to receive zero MTV play, the fine efforts of Chris, Pete, Vinnie and director Richard Kern aside. 

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History, however, has a funny way of sorting things out.  Thanks to the patronage of Mike Judge’s Beavis & Butthead, the “Body Bomb” video ended up being seen by a wider audience than the occasionally “120 Minutes” spin might’ve garnered. And more importantly, the clip’s explosive subject matter guaranteed the star turn from Cop Shoot Cop’s  Jack Natz would forever place Kern’s former Black Snakes bandmate on a Do Not Fly list.

A Battle Royale (With Cheese) : Who Is Responsible For History’s Sickest Rock Video?

With all due respect to the likes of Darling Cruel, Joey Welz and whoever directed Mick Jagger’s “Let’s Work”, there are music videos that commit themselves to memory so profoundly, nothing sort of joining the Moonies (or a frontal lobotomy) is required to banish their dubious charms from one’s headspace. Today, we have two such contenders for the crown of Sickest Music Video Of All Time.

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Challenger A, submitted by Mr. J. Reatard of Memphis, TN is The Dog Police.

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Challenger B, offered by Megan Metzger of NY, NY, is the semi-legendary Complete. Feel free to make your own suggestions, but it’s gonna take some doing to top either of these.

Jaguar Love – “Jaguar Pirates” Video

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“Jaguar Pirates” – from the LP/CD ‘Take Me To The Sea’.

I saw Jaguar Love do-their-thing Saturday evening in the sweaty confines of Austin’s Emo’s Lounge, and fine though that performance was, a tip of the hat to videographer Jasten King for compiling footage from a recent L.A. show and giving the uninitiated a nice sub-5 minute crash course in this fantastic band.

Matador’s Sordid Spectacular History Continued : The Mysteries Of U-MV170 Pt. II

Because pt. 1 was so well received (well, over at the Sonic Youth message board, anyway), it’s for yet another trip down memory lane, this one in honor of Margaret Fiedler’s recent guitar heroics filling Bruce Gilbert’s Air Jordan’s in Wire.

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Moonshake – “Secondhand Clothes”.  Directed by Julie Hermelin.  From the album ‘Eva Luna’ (1992, licensed from Too Pure).

The New Pornographers – file under: mutiny, furries

Our friends at Super Deluxe bring us the long-awaited, oft-rumored, Fozzie Bear-approved video for the New Pornographers’ Challengers standout “Mutiny, I Promise You”.

Part of the hilarious Penelope: Princess of Pets series, this is one rock video that’s wholesome fun for the whole family. Sort of.