David Knight - 11th Feb 2013

Yo La Tengo and Phil Morrison go back a long way. Phil directed the video for The Summer from YLT's 1989 album Fakebook, and went on to make a couple of arch comedies for Tom Courtney and Sugarcube in 1997 - before the band performed the soundtrack for Phil's acclaimed debut movie Junebug.

The Sugarcube promo - a rock school parody years before School of Rock - was the last time that Yo La Tengo's Ira, Georgia and James appeared in one of their own videos - until I'll Be Around, from the band's newest, 13th album Fade. But this is a different kettle of fish entirely. In fact, it is a pot of spicy tortilla soup, and Tortilla De Espana, made by the band at their home. This is indeed an indie-rock cooking show, with on-screen instructions struggling for space with lots more texts that aren't the lyrics of the song either, and an opening featuring another longtime Morrison associate, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan.



DirectorPhil Morrison
ProducerBrielle Murray
Production CompanyEpoch Films
Director of PhotographyCorey Walter

David Knight - 11th Feb 2013

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