No Age to return in 2018 with a new album (called Snares Like A Haircut) and a new label (called Drag City)

No Age to return in 2018 with a new album (called Snares Like A Haircut) and a new label (called Drag City)
Photo: Danielle Thompson

Sometimes you’ve just got to go where that west wind takes you. Los Angeles art-punk duo No Age have packed up their van full of guitars, tape loops, and drums and driven themselves over to a new home at Chicago’s Drag City label. The duo’s Grapes of Wrath-in-reverse move comes after almost a decade at the equally impeccable Sub Pop where the band released three albums and a bunch of singles.

And what better way to settle into a new home than to hold a house warming party? …The soundtrack of which will be No Age’s latest album…which is artfully titled Snares Like A Haircut…which will be released January 26 2018…which you may have noticed is all the way over in next year! But don’t freak out; in order to stave off your longing for 2018 to roll around, the record’s first single “Soft Collar Fad” has time-traveled back to right here and now in good ol’ 2017.

Perhaps fittingly, the album is described by the band as “driving music” and, according to the label, “sounds like the good shit and smells like the buzzy burning off of an aura, the marine layer suddenly vanished, leaving a thin layer of smog over the songs, simmering sock gazing tunes, revved and displacing enormous amounts of sound soil,” which we translate to mean basically “all the parts of the old No Age you love, but better…and primed to kick against the pricks that currently surround us!” But what the heck can we really know about the future, anyway? For now, just kick the jam below and pre-order Snares Like A Haircut from the dismal-but-predictable comfort of the specious present.

Snares Like A Haircut tracklisting:

01. Cruise Control
02. Stuck In The Changer
03. Drippy
04. Send Me
05. Snares Like A Haircut
06. Tidal
07. Soft Collar Fad
08. Popper
09. Secret Swamp
10. Third Grade Rave
11. Squashed
12. Primitive Plus

No Age dates:

10.20.17 - Hotel Vegas, Austin, TX
11.10.17 - Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD
11.11.17 - Everybody Hits, Philadelphia, PA
11.12.17 - Comet Ping Pong, Washington, DC
11.13.17 - 1984, Wilmington, DE
11.14.17 - Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY

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