The new video for Yo La Tengo’s “I’ll Be Around” features lots of text, but pretty much none of it is to do with the song. Instead of lyrics, director Phil Morrison fills the screen with a dialogue impossible to read in the few seconds it appears, and lots of cooking instructions. Beneath all these words is Mac McCaughan playing the song on guitar in a wooded area, before the scene changes to the band cooking up a meal, which takes a unexpected turn. It’s rather humorous, in a gentle sort of way. Watch the video for the Fade cut below.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
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