On an incredibly hot night in July, Michael, Dave, and Matt sat down with author Jesse Jarnow at Splitty in Brooklyn and talk about writing, the New York Mets, Yo La Tengo, the Dead, Johnny Bench, and socialism, in no particular order. Matt also makes a masturbation joke at Michael’s expense, but he takes it well. Jesse is the author of Big Day Coming, Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock (Gotham) and the upcoming Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America (Da Capo).
Track List: “The Declarative” from Discontinued Perfume, “I Haven’t Given Up Hoping,” from the new record, due fall 2013; “Jobsworth,” from the new record; “Imitation Air,” from the new record; “Mr. Let’s Find Out,” from Discontinued Perfume.