YO LA TENGO’S ‘TOM COURTENAY’ VIDEO MAKES HIGH QUALITY YOUTUBE PREMIERE
WATCH NEW YLT INTERVIEW ON THE MAKING OF THE VIDEO WITH DIRECTOR PHIL MORRISON
25TH ANNIVERSARY 2XLP REISSUE OF YO LA TENGO’S ELECTR-O-PURA
THE THIRD INSTALLMENT OF MATADOR’S 2020 REVISIONIST HISTORY SERIES
Today, Matador’s Revisionist History series unveil their latest and the 25th anniversary reissue of Yo La Tengo’s Electr-o-pura via a fresh look at the ‘Tom Courtenay’ music video. Recently exhumed from our sub-basement storage facilities, this clip will today make its high quality premiere on YouTube.
Recollections are hazy, but we can say with certainty that the video was aired at least once on MTV’s 120 Minutes. After that, who knows? Maybe you saw it on a 5th generation VHS bootleg. Maybe you squinted through a greatly bit-reduced version using RealPlayer. Well, squint no more! ‘Tom Courtenay’ is now available to stream in crisp, clear, and glorious high definition.
The video is accompanied by a brand new interview, where Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and James McNew reflect on the film’s creation alongside director Phil Morrison (Junebug), who also helmed the much-loved YLT classics, ‘Sugarcube’ (1997) and ‘I’ll Be Around’ (2013).
Out this fall via Matador’s Revisionist History series, Electr-o-pura remains one of the most beloved works in Ira, Georgia and James’ catalog. Now in a gatefold sleeve and cut from the original 58-minute master, the new reissue is pressed for the first time on two LPs to ensure the highest quality of audio the album has had on vinyl to date.
Pre-orders for the new edition are available now via the Matador store HERE.
The new reissue serves as the third entry in the 2020 edition of Matador Records’ Revisionist History series, following the previously announced special edition release of Guided by Voices’ Alien Lanes and a limited edition, three-song shaped disc in honor of Pavement’s Wowee Zowee. Over the course of the year, Matador will mark anniversaries for some of the most celebrated releases in its catalogue with new reissues and re-pressings. With each release accompanying rare live footage, photos, music videos and more will also be shared. Full list of anniversaries below.
April 4, 1995 — GUIDED BY VOICESAlien Lanes — 25th anniversary
April 11, 1995 — PAVEMENT Wowee Zowee — 25th anniversary
May 2, 1995 — YO LA TENGOElectr-O-Pura — 25th anniversary
Anniversary releases for CHAVEZ’sGone Glimmering, BAILTER SPACE’sWammo, and MARY TIMONY’sMountains to follow later this year.
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