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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

yeah it does sounds like Let It Be

nostormo, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 15:39 (four years ago) Permalink

it's VERY Tin Drum.

mr.raffles, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 18:36 (four years ago) Permalink

For serious though... I LOVE this record (and their others), but they really don't go anywhere new ever.
They gotta get sick of that eventually (maybe).

For now, I'll just keep enjoying all the new songs.

Looks like the shows are still hot too:

http://youtu.be/hDmgKavjxE8

mr.raffles, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 18:38 (four years ago) Permalink

they did go somewhere new in this record. and failed imo.

nostormo, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 18:41 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah. i'd respectfully disagree with that.
maybe superficially slightly diff at times (we used contact mics... not drums!), but very much cut from the same cloth.

mr.raffles, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 18:43 (four years ago) Permalink

the energy is gone, and i think that was at least half of what made them good.

nostormo, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 18:46 (four years ago) Permalink

I can see somebody finding that an issue, but they've been playing the fuzzy melancholy hand (via 80s indie heroes) pretty hard for awhile now.

mr.raffles, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 18:56 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah i know, their "quite" record were never my cup of tea..

nostormo, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 18:58 (four years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Seems like people stopped talking about the new album the second it came out! Anyway, I wrote a bunch of words on it (and even more about the Urinals) here:

http://www.spin.com/articles/no-age-an-object-urinals-another-ep/

xhuxk, Saturday, 14 September 2013 22:13 (four years ago) Permalink

i love no age. the new album isn't as good as the others but i still like it

marcos, Monday, 16 September 2013 13:44 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

they haven't broken up, have they?

flappy bird, Tuesday, 30 June 2015 01:09 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

MY LIFE'S ALRIGHT WITHOUT YOU!

― I know, right?, Saturday, October 13, 2007 2:57 PM (7 years ago)

except you

not you guys

j., Thursday, 20 August 2015 20:48 (two years ago) Permalink

i forgot about no age! i probably need to give their most recent one more chances, but i really didn't like it compared to all of their other stuff for some reason

1994 ball boy (Karl Malone), Thursday, 20 August 2015 20:57 (two years ago) Permalink

me too! i don't even remember listening to "an object" even though i probably did.

marcos, Thursday, 20 August 2015 20:59 (two years ago) Permalink

it kind of worked better live, but I haven't returned to it much at all.

campreverb, Thursday, 20 August 2015 21:00 (two years ago) Permalink

i only listened to them from nouns and after, due to being moderately less cool than ppl who are way cool

weirdo rippers is nice to go back and get comfy with

j., Thursday, 20 August 2015 21:03 (two years ago) Permalink

ah, they played a secret show here last month or so, i guess they're still going. glad

flappy bird, Thursday, 20 August 2015 21:06 (two years ago) Permalink

everything in between is pretty good, even if nouns and weirdo rippers are better

marcos, Thursday, 20 August 2015 21:15 (two years ago) Permalink

I adore EiB, Nouns, and the Losing Feeling EP is amazing too if you haven't heard it.
Saw them play some great shows during that era with a third member in the band, but when I saw them for An Object it was just Dean and Randy.

campreverb, Thursday, 20 August 2015 22:13 (two years ago) Permalink

i only listened to them from nouns and after, due to being moderately less cool than ppl who are way cool

weirdo rippers is nice to go back and get comfy with

― j., Thursday, August 20, 2015 5:03 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

weirdo rippers precedes nouns though

flopson, Thursday, 20 August 2015 22:28 (two years ago) Permalink

right there was a narrative there, about what i only did, versus what i went on to do and in fact am doing right now

sorry man i aint proust

j., Thursday, 20 August 2015 22:30 (two years ago) Permalink

oh i guess read going back and getting comfy with as revisiting

weirdo rippers rules imo

flopson, Thursday, 20 August 2015 22:37 (two years ago) Permalink

it seems like turning down the riffiness worked a bit better for them

j., Thursday, 20 August 2015 22:39 (two years ago) Permalink

sorry man i aint proust

this is my new excuse for every one of my posts that are missing key things, like subjects or predicates or pronouns or reasons for existing

1994 ball boy (Karl Malone), Thursday, 20 August 2015 22:51 (two years ago) Permalink

~~~~modernism~~~~~

j., Thursday, 20 August 2015 22:57 (two years ago) Permalink

into it!

1994 ball boy (Karl Malone), Thursday, 20 August 2015 22:58 (two years ago) Permalink

I have never been cooler than when I knew about Weirdo Rippers when it came out.

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Friday, 28 August 2015 21:56 (two years ago) Permalink

how have you handled life since

j., Friday, 28 August 2015 22:13 (two years ago) Permalink

Well I've listened to less indie

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Friday, 28 August 2015 22:19 (two years ago) Permalink

Which made me less cool? Never really thought about this one before

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Friday, 28 August 2015 22:20 (two years ago) Permalink

no, that doesn't sound right

j., Friday, 28 August 2015 22:25 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah good point. Cool album though

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Friday, 28 August 2015 22:27 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

I didn't care for their last album that came out years ago, but this new song is excellent.

https://noage.bandcamp.com/album/snares-like-a-haircut

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 18:14 (two months ago) Permalink

I loved that album, would rank it 2nd behind Nouns, super psyched they're back, was worried for a while they'd given up.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 18:15 (two months ago) Permalink

That 'Losing Feeling' EP and 'Everything In Between' still blow me away.
Maybe I should give 'An Object' another chance.

campreverb, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 18:20 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah I love it & don't know why the reception was so lukewarm at the time. I saw them play a month after it came out to a depressingly sparse crowd. they'd oversold the same venue 5 years earlier. Still super sweet guys.

Listening to the single now. I dig it, seems like an odd choice for a first single, & honestly not as good as anything on An Object. Looking forward to seeing them in November.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 18:24 (two months ago) Permalink

I wasn't blown away by the 'An Object' material live-it seemed tentative.
saw them play a Thurston Moore SXSW showcase that blew my mind.

campreverb, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 18:28 (two months ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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


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