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who likes these guys -- LA skater lo-fi catchy punk rock

gives me that warm fuzzy '90s vibe like blood on the wall's awesomer

dmr, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 16:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Neck Escapah" off the Get Hurt EP is my favorite

they did five vinyl EPs for five labels, soon to be (mostly) compiled on the Weirdo Rippers cd

dmr, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 16:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

ps there's only 2 dudes in the band, that picture is all their buds

dmr, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 17:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

yes, noisy garage rock stuff - fun, haven't heard it since it came out though.

groutexpectations, Tuesday, 28 August 2007 20:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

Playing Amoeba Hollywood in twenty minutes -- webcast at amoeba.com

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 August 2007 01:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

It took me an entire day a few months back to track down all five EP's. I win/lose. They spell "NO Age" when you line them all up.

Quartermass, Wednesday, 29 August 2007 07:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

really liked their ep on upset the rhythm... they used to be in Wives, who were ace.

stevie, Wednesday, 29 August 2007 11:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

really liked their ep on upset the rhythm...

yeah that's the only one I've got right now, it's great. I may get others if I see em around. otherwise I'll just grab Weirdo Rippers which I think just came out in the States this week.

dmr, Wednesday, 29 August 2007 15:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

Excellent band. Their shoegazey noise into wonky hardcore thing works really well. Great live band too - caught em on tour with Smell buds Mika Miko (who also rule). Some of the best merch I've seen for a band their size - bandanas in every colour! Rad.

Stew, Wednesday, 29 August 2007 16:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Totally loving this. I'm getting a bit of a Urinals/100 Flowers vibe, something about the hardcore tempos with art-punk aesthetic and pop melodies or something. Anyway, that's my favorite shit ever so this is striking a chord.

dan selzer, Saturday, 15 September 2007 03:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

that's my favorite shit ever

I thought disco was your favorite shit ever! You rockist! *flees*

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 15 September 2007 03:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

nope. My girlfriend always teases me because I'm all about these exagerated definitive statements "this is one of my top 2 favorite movies ever, I swear this time!"

But seriously. Black Hole by the Urinals is my first favorite thing ever.

And I Don't Own My Own Heart by 100 Flowers is my second favorite thing ever.

dan selzer, Saturday, 15 September 2007 03:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

No worries, I agree with you on the worth of both, and while I was only tangentially following the word on these guys your reference immediately piques my interest now.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 15 September 2007 04:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

My girlfriend always teases me because I'm all about these exagerated definitive statements "this is one of my top 2 favorite movies ever, I swear this time!"

yep.

poortheatre, Saturday, 15 September 2007 11:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

This is not one of my top two favorites ever. But I like this record a really really lot. No, rly.

kenan, Saturday, 15 September 2007 11:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah this is good. crashy, squawky and hooky.

tipsy mothra, Saturday, 15 September 2007 15:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

I've been listening all day! Great thread.

I know, right?, Saturday, 15 September 2007 17:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

Heard they just signed to Sub Pop?

Ben Boyerrr, Saturday, 15 September 2007 18:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

^^^yes.

this is awesome. new album soon i guess?

Jordan Sargent, Saturday, 15 September 2007 18:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Everybody's Down" = greatest song evr.

Preview of the Matrix 12, Saturday, 15 September 2007 19:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

I don't get this band AT ALL. To be fair, I only heard the 'collection' and not the individual EPs, but the drone stuff is pointless and the rock stuff - well, don't Japanther do this same thing, but, you know, better? Way too self consciously 'eclectic' for me, I guess.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Saturday, 15 September 2007 20:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

hmmm, maybe I haven't heard enough Japanther, but I found their "noise/drone" less pretty/interesting and don't remember the songs very well.

dan selzer, Saturday, 15 September 2007 20:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

I just freaked out an ordered all of the singles, a combination of 7 inches and 12 inches.
Is there any plan to release Weirdo Rippers on vinyl?

Great band.

Z S, Saturday, 22 September 2007 22:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah Weirdo Rippers is great, lovely mix of fuzzy noise and noisy pop. Unfortunately I only got into them after they played here so I didn't go. Damn.

Chris in Belfast, Saturday, 22 September 2007 23:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

i like the feedback-y noise parts/songs so much i almost wish there was no singing.

Jordan Sargent, Sunday, 23 September 2007 01:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

almost.

Jordan Sargent, Sunday, 23 September 2007 01:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

BILLIANT

latebloomer, Sunday, 23 September 2007 03:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

love it

sleep, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 02:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

I don't like their faces

Dan I., Wednesday, 26 September 2007 03:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

Great thanks. I'd seen this before (as evidenced above) but couldn't find it. It wouldn't come in search for me. Great band!

I know, right?, Tuesday, 9 October 2007 20:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

MY LIFE'S ALRIGHT WITHOUT YOU!

I know, right?, Saturday, 13 October 2007 19:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

I hate you!

I know, right?, Saturday, 13 October 2007 19:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

Oh I hate you!

I know, right?, Saturday, 13 October 2007 19:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

no age is great. wives were great too, especially live. "strip club" by 100 flowers is one of my favorite things ever.

dan, Saturday, 13 October 2007 20:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

Wives? Hang on...

I know, right?, Saturday, 13 October 2007 20:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

Q: Do wives sound exactly the same and maybe if it were not impossible better than No Age?

I know, right?, Saturday, 13 October 2007 20:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

how is there is another person named Dan who thinks "strip club" by 100 Flowers is one of my favorite things ever? I keep running accross other Dan's with identical obscure interests as mine. Sometimes I wonder if it's myself posting from the past...or the future.

dan selzer, Saturday, 13 October 2007 21:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

never heard Wives though. I remember when they came around and there was a lot of "neo-hardcore" hype so I ignored it as my interests in hardcore, past and present, was pretty limited. Since then I've come to appreciate certain aspect of hardcore, and those aspects seem to be those that No Age works the most.

dan selzer, Saturday, 13 October 2007 21:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

At least I found somebody who agrees with me on M.I.A.!

I know, right?, Thursday, 18 October 2007 10:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

I saw these guys at the Other Music in store yesterday. It was pretty fantastic. Not only did they play really well and got the crowd really excited but they were really great and didn't complain at all when the power went out and used it as an excuse to show us all how funny they were. So good.

jonathan - stl, Thursday, 18 October 2007 14:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm listening to Weirdo Rippers and its like perfectly distilled fun, so immediate & the riffs are immense. This is the sort of record I would have loved any time since I got into music, "warm & fuzzy" is right.

ogmor, Thursday, 18 October 2007 18:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

this is like sub japanther

chaki, Friday, 19 October 2007 08:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

that's the second time that's been mentioned here. Maybe I haven't heard enough Japanther. I used to see them live when they started playing around NY and it never did much for me. I really don't have much interest in a lot of the bands working various post-no wave revival skronk/noise craziness, and I like No Age's balance between the utterly accessible and often beautiful ambient partts, and the also utterly accessible and totally catchy minimalist hardcore punk riffing.

dan selzer, Friday, 19 October 2007 14:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

Maybe I haven't heard enough Japanther.

nah you probably have

I guess the upthread poster was actually recommending japanther but chaki is just h8n

dmr, Friday, 19 October 2007 16:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

yah. sub japanther at best. dan i thought you had a better ear than this.

chaki, Friday, 19 October 2007 16:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

I can recommed a good ENT doctor, if you need one, Dan.

sexyDancer, Friday, 19 October 2007 16:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

did u guys ever see when peter criss went to the ear doctor on 321 contact?

chaki, Friday, 19 October 2007 16:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://youtube.com/watch?v=y4YM3fSbKQU

sexyDancer, Friday, 19 October 2007 16:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

thats not it! the doctor said the cymbals were killing him.

chaki, Friday, 19 October 2007 16:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

'fever dreaming' at a deafening volume is maybe one of my fav songs ever

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 18:29 (four months ago) Permalink

Yes, Fever Dreaming is my favorite too.

Maybe I need to listen to An Object more. I just remember when it came out, all the talk was about how they created all the artwork and hand-assembled the CDs themselves. When you're more excited about the packaging than the music, it's rarely a good sign.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 18:39 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah I remember that, it was bogus. though I imagine there is a pressure/expectation - when you're a plain old rock n roll band - to gussy up your press releases and promo sheets with something other than "Another collection of superb rock songs by No Age!" which is all An Object was- a really great collection of songs.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 18:43 (four months ago) Permalink

also the production was really great & kinda makes this new single sound weak in comparison. idk, maybe I need to listen more, but that shit sounds paper-thin. I mean I know they're Hüsker Dü superfans but

flappy bird, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 18:44 (four months ago) Permalink

revisiting An Object today. as much as I love it I didn't listen to it after 2013. no fucking idea why, because now I'm convinced it's their best album by a long shot. heavy production, all killer no filler, that feedback loop refrain in "C'mon Stumming"? good god

flappy bird, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 21:20 (four months ago) Permalink

possibly an unpopular opinion but if everything in between would have been released in 2003 and had more mainstream production values and dean and randy looked like strokes, they would have been bigger than the strokes

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 02:54 (four months ago) Permalink

which is a really dumb way of saying that almost the entire album is catchy as hell, just full of earworms

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 02:55 (four months ago) Permalink

no that's pretty much otm, & goes for all their other albums. like imagine if Weirdo Rippers came out in 1999

flappy bird, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 05:16 (four months ago) Permalink

i like these points :)
really digged all their stuff other than 'an object', will give it a relisten or two in lieu of you guys' posts

nxd, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 11:40 (four months ago) Permalink

don't know why the reception was so lukewarm at the time

some of the reviews were all 'why does NA not want to rock'

listening to it this morning it was very resonant, i wonder how much the lyrical/thematic content a la 'stimmung' was part of a design w/ the sound

j., Wednesday, 11 October 2017 16:45 (four months ago) Permalink

I can't believe this band is ten years old now

sleeve, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 16:46 (four months ago) Permalink

"I Won't Be Your Generator" and "An Impression" are still stunning... I think they finally achieved the perfect synthesis of loud guitar rock & electronics on this record. if nothing else it's the best sounding of all their records - like I said upthread, Nouns is great but sounds too thin, very much like HD's Warehouse.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 16:53 (four months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

New album sounds great.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 26 January 2018 21:07 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Very psyched to hear. Is it streaming anywhere?

billstevejim, Friday, 26 January 2018 21:34 (four weeks ago) Permalink

oh whoa i forgot that it comes out today. i had a ticket to see them a couple months ago but didn't end up going, was kicking myself as i stayed at home and still am... so im a little sore

seriously though fuck this narrative of An Object being a 'failure' or a disappointment. I don't know why it got such tepid & negative reviews, that's their best record, if not a close second behind Nouns. I already talked about why upthread but goddamn, how many rock songs are as thrilling as "C'mon Stimmung"?

flappy bird, Friday, 26 January 2018 21:39 (four weeks ago) Permalink

If you like An Object you will probably not like this as much, it's more direct.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 26 January 2018 22:09 (four weeks ago) Permalink

"more direct" = stripped down/less melodic? because An Object sounds pretty direct to me, particularly the rock songs

flappy bird, Friday, 26 January 2018 22:19 (four weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.spin.com/2018/01/no-age-snares-like-a-haircut-review/

Hopping from Sub Pop to the venerable but curmudgeonly Drag City is symbolic and instructive; while No Age likely have no interest in seeing Snares Like a Haircut on Spotify, it bears by far their highest ratio of “songs” to “ambient drift,” with several that could conceivably crash playlists worded to appeal to people who still associate indie rock with “guitars.”

is the inference that they are moving somewhere that will give them a chance to crash playlists or they are moving somewhere that will let them avoid being on spotify (thus safe to have songs that could crash playlists despite themselves)

j., Sunday, 28 January 2018 19:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That they did it to intentionally make their music more obscure, which I completely disagree with. That’s not the case at all, they’ve never been Fugazi or Albini puritans (thank god)

flappy bird, Sunday, 28 January 2018 22:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lol i bought my fugazi albums at best buy just like the 'alt rock is cool' tv commercials in the 90s told me to

j., Sunday, 28 January 2018 22:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

kind of realized it's the ambient drift, or more likely,'Reoccurring Dreams'-type pieces that I love in particular, whether that's 'Sun Spots' or 'My Hands, Birch and Steel'.

campreverb, Monday, 29 January 2018 04:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

listening on apple music and wow this is really good

the late great, Monday, 29 January 2018 06:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

5/5

the late great, Monday, 29 January 2018 06:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

how were Fugazi puritans musically speaking?

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 29 January 2018 13:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Ian owned his own label and hot like $6 per CD when most artists got like 80 cents and they could do like 300k units

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 29 January 2018 13:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

when Ahmet Ertegan told Ian I'll give you your own label and a million Ian told him I already have both those things

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 29 January 2018 13:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

when Ahmet Ertegan told Ian I'll give you your own label

Yes. I remember a huge Fugazi feature in the Washington Post during the peak of the mid 90s alternative boom. Record companies were all throwing themselves at them, they would have made them the biggest band in the world if they were willing, but they just said no.

kornrulez6969, Monday, 29 January 2018 14:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

but, A) I think Ian correctly saw that Fugazi would never be the biggest band in the world and that B) 6 * 300,000 is more than 0.80 * 900,000 plus you own your masters etc, I guess I question the idea that he did it for irrational reasons of punk cred or be whatever it more just seemed like rational business decisions

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 29 January 2018 14:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I already have both those things

and he bought nothing but rice with it, what a waste

j., Monday, 29 January 2018 14:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

he owns at least 2 properties in this area, we should all be so poor

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/globalrelevanceex_sort/38.979027,-76.983691,38.86484,-77.166682_rect/12_zm/

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 29 January 2018 15:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

is the inference that they are moving somewhere that will give them a chance to crash playlists or they are moving somewhere that will let them avoid being on spotify

Don't think he's implying either of those -- I think he's saying the move to Drag City is symbolic of the musical direction of the new album vs. the last one; he considers the Drag City roster (and the new album) to be more traditionally guitar-centric indie rock than current Sub Pop roster (and the last album). The Spotify/playlist references were just to get some buzzwords in there.

early rejecter, Monday, 29 January 2018 17:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

but are they in fact not streaming-accessible?

j., Monday, 29 January 2018 17:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

iirc drag city is on bandcamp but not spotify etc

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 29 January 2018 17:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

he considers the Drag City roster (and the new album) to be more traditionally guitar-centric indie rock than current Sub Pop roster (and the last album).

is that true? i admit i don't follow the indie scene like i used to, but my stereotypes of the two labels were more like:

2000s sub pop: traditionally guitar-centric indie rock, trying not trying to write a indie hit that might be licensed for a movie - average audience age at shows: 20-25
2000s drag city: guitar-centric but contemplative fingerpickers who are very sad about things and play more quietly these days - average audience age at shows: 30-50

Karl Malone, Monday, 29 January 2018 17:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i fully admit that maybe the perception of those labels has totally switched around since i last paid attention

Karl Malone, Monday, 29 January 2018 17:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Drag City is on Apple Music as of last year, but not Spotify. Can confirm that the new No Age is not on Spotify but can't check Apple Music.

early rejecter, Monday, 29 January 2018 17:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

2000s drag city: guitar-centric but contemplative fingerpickers who are very sad about things and play more quietly these days - average audience age at shows: 30-50

― Karl Malone, Monday, January 29, 2018 11:58 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I'M RIGHT HERE I CAN HEAR U

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 29 January 2018 19:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lol

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 29 January 2018 19:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Hey man, that’s some of my very favorite kind of music! For real. It’s just, I associate that stuff with drag city more than sub pop

Karl Malone, Monday, 29 January 2018 20:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

haha i know i was just making a sad dad joek :)

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 29 January 2018 20:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

is that blackshaw?

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 29 January 2018 20:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

oh duh yeah

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 29 January 2018 20:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Love this album. Hits the spot.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

man i basically forgot about these guys and this new album is a fuckin' lovely hit of sunshine

alpine static, Monday, 12 February 2018 04:52 (one week ago) Permalink

amazing album, cover art is too next level for me though

the late great, Monday, 12 February 2018 05:05 (one week ago) Permalink

knife piercing free-standing piece of swiss cheese on a 2x4 is my level

flopson, Monday, 12 February 2018 05:20 (one week ago) Permalink

I love this record.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 12 February 2018 11:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Stuck in the Changer is so great, didn't realise how much I needed a vulnerable noise record right now.

devvvine, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:01 (one week ago) Permalink


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