When I think of Yo La Tengo I think of Top Gun. Well, I didn’t, but I do now because of this video. Watch the Blue Angels (or some other acrobatic airplane outfit) spin some masterly exhaust trails while Yo La Tengo provides some other atmospherics via a wah-wah pedal and strings. The song loses steam with about a minute to spare, but stay tuned because that’s when the visuals get really good. It’s the first of five videos from their latest album, so be on the lookout.
“Here to Fall” is on Popular Songs, due out September 8 on Matador Records.