Through a connection to Yoko Onos management, Yo La Tengo became her Plastic Ono Band on a European tour this year. We played the song Mind Train, which is about a 16-minute jam with a very hypnotic bass part, McNew says. She said to me, Oh, you know, Im sorry the bass part doesnt have much to do. I was like: Are you kidding me? Theres four notes in this bass part thats three too many in my opinion! And then I think after that she thought I was crazy. I was very proud.