Los Ageless

Album: MASSEDUCTION (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • The title of this satirical ode to eternal youth is a play of words on the City of Angels, while the lyrics mock the Los Angeles socialites' obsession with beauty and physical perfection.

    The surrealist video directed by Willo Perron (The xx, Rihanna, Kanye West), is a pop art fantasia which adds to the song's message by parodying the superficial lives of those who live in the entertainment industry mecca.
  • The song features St. Vincent aka Annie Clark's uncle and aunt, Tuck and Patti Andress - also known as the long-running jazz duo Tuck & Patti. As a teenager, Clark was a roadie for Tuck and Patti, and she was later an opening act for the duo.
  • This is one of three Masseduction tracks for which Tuck plays guitar and Patti contributes vocals. It is the first time they've contributed to one of Clark's records. She explained why to Pitchfork:

    "I didn't think I was worthy of having them before. They taught me how to work and about trying to achieve excellence and transcendence through music. I was born with a whip [mimes whipping herself over the shoulder], but they handed me a bigger one. They taught me the value of the phrase, 'That wasn't good enough.' This was the first time that the heart of it all was worthy enough to include them.

    They're virtuosic to the nth degree, but I wanted to hear Tuck play with distortion, and I wanted to hear Patti just wail in some dirty, dirge-y fashion, and I got them to do those things. We had the best time. It was a little family reunion."

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