Wednesday, April 16, 2008

No Age - Nouns

No Age. I stumbled upon these guys at the Fader party at SXSW two years ago, witnessing one half of the L.A. noise-punk duo beating on a drum kit like it owed him money, and the other half feverishly slinging his guitar around the stage in a wall of feedback. It was loud, explosive, and I enjoyed it immediately. I have been keeping up with the band ever since, making sure to catch them once again at SXSW this year. It turned out to be an even better performance than a year before, and I mentioned it here.

No Age released a compilation of singles last year called Weirdo Rippers that was highly praised (here, here), and they have a new album called Nouns that is scheduled to arrive on May 6th.
Via Sub Pop:

"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. 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."
Below are a couple of tracks from their new 7'' ("Eraser" is the first taste of Nouns), along with a single from the previous album:
You can get your hands on the 4-song single right here, and put in a pre-order for Nouns at the link. If you find yourself in the Eastern Hemisphere next month you can catch No Age in Rome, Scotland, Amsterdam, Paris, and a bunch of cool places in between. Tour dates are here.