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Video: Yo La Tengo Rains Apocalypse Down Upon Silver Lake
REPENT, HIPSTERS, for your indie rock saviors have to come to make you pay for your brunch-eating ways.
In a new music video for Yo La Tengo's hush-hush cover of The Cure's "Friday I'm In Love," singer/drummer Georgia Hubley takes a stroll through Silver Lake and tagging along with her is mass destruction and chaos. Hipsters randomly explode into bloody puddles through mysterious forces, and heart-shaped meteors rain down upon the sky. Soon enough Hubley, the "Day-Sayer," takes her twee-destruction on a global scale, even cutting down to size bandmate James McNew. Hipsters haven't freaked out this much since Pavement reunited.
At the beginning of video you can see Hubley walk through the green polka-dotted Sunset Triangle Plaza (L.A.'s first pedestrian plaza), walking by hip Taiwanese eatery Pine & Crane (we really like their noodles!). Up the street, in the background, is the church being turned into a boutique hotel.
The song will be released on their forthcoming album Stuff Like That There, which sees the band revisiting the concept of their 1990 album Fakebook, mixing covers, "covers" of their old songs, and new songs for the tracklist.