full length from Los Angeles duo on Sub Pop...
from the label:
No Age: the name
alone suggests multiple meanings and possible interpretations—timeless,
ageless, anonymous, free from restriction, something positive from
something negative… a profound strength in its simplicity. Likewise,
the Los Angeles duo consisting of drummer/vocalist Dean Spunt and
guitarist Randy Randall is many things at once even as it embraces its
minimalism. No Age issued a slew of singles on a variety of indie
labels in 2007, resulting in the tellingly cohesive compendium, Weirdo Rippers on Fat Cat Records later that year. That widely heralded release inspired such mainstream press as The New Yorker and the L.A. Times to feature the band’s ties to the underground scene surrounding the Los Angeles all-ages club The Smell.
Recorded by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Sound in LA, Harvey Birrell at Southern Studios in London, and at home by No Age, Nouns,
the band’s Sub Pop debut, is succinctly all-encompassing, from the
faux-simplicity of the title to the beautiful distortion of its sound,
to the packaging that includes a 68-page full-color book packed with
photos and art pieces (CD only). The record opens with a symphony of
noise (both Dean and Randy use samples alongside their main
instruments) and sometimes creeps, sometimes smashes through a sonic
headlock befitting Daydream Nation-era Sonic Youth, Kiwi
pop, My Bloody Valentine, and experimental noise. “No Age is a band,”
says Dean. “Bands should be fun and exciting and they should push all
the buttons at the same time. They should make you feel like you are
going to explode and make you utterly confused and inspired at the same
time.” And sometimes they do.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 11 July, 2008.