No Age – C’mon Stimmung

Really good Californian noise band back with a bang.

13.06.13

Words by: Anthony Walker

No Age are back! They’ve announced a new album ‘An Object’ – the first since 2010’s ‘Everything in Between’ – for August 19th and have been busy recalibrating their sound, doing things like recording loose change rattling in amps and using contact mics for percussion instead of traditional drum sets.

C’mon Stimmung is the first taste of their new material and points to the change. Stimmung is an interesting German word that Stockhausen used as the title of vocal composition and means both the tuning of a sound or mood to others around it and an inward harmonizing with the soul. This track is very much a continuation of No Age’s ramshackle style but also shows new developments: Dean’s cathartic vocals are delivered in knotted yelp rather than a sharp whine and Randy’s guitarwork is more constricting than the wide-open sprawls and scratches he’s known for. A video stream of track is below, with the album tracklisting and details of the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Tracklisting

No Ground
I won’t Be Your Generator
C’mon Stimmung
Defector/ed
An Impression
Lock Box
Running From A-Go-Go
My Hands, Birch and Steel
Circling With Dizzy
A Ceiling Dreams of a Floor
Commerce, Comment, Commence

Tour Dates

06-19 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
06-20 London , England – Corsica Studios
06-21 Camber Sands, England – All Tomorrow’s Parties (Camber)
06-23 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands – Best Kept Secret Festival
06-24 Paris, France – Espace B
06-27 Copenhagen, Denmark – Bakken
06-28 Oslo, Norway – Gut Feeling Festival
06-29 Bergen, Norway – Perfect Sound Festival
07-25 Santa Monica, CA – Santa Monica Pier
08-18 Arcata, CA – MexNwoW *
08-19 Eugene, OR – Cozmic Pizza *
08-20 Seattle,WA – Washington Hall *
08-21 Portland, OR – Backspace *
08-22 Chico, CA – Cafe Coda *
08-23 Berkeley, CA – Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive *
08-24 Bolinas, CA – TBA *
08-26 Reno, NV – The Holland Project
08-27 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
08-28 Denver, CO – Rhinoceropolis
08-29 Kansas City, MO – Folk Center
08-30 Dallas, TX – Texas Theater
08-31 Austin, TX – The Museum of Human Achievement
09-01 New Orleans, LA – The Big Top Three Ring Circus
09-02 Atlanta, GA – Arts Exchange
09-03 Durham, NC – The Pinhook
09-04 Baltimore, MD – Floristree
09-05 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
09-07 Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
09-09 Cincinnati, OH – Contemporary Arts Center
09-15 Bloomington, IN – Waldron Arts Center
09-18 Norman, OK – Mainsite Contemporary Arts Center
09-19 Marfa, TX – Padre’s
09-21 Albuquerque, NM – Small Engine Gallery
09-25 Ojai, CA – Ojai Ranch Inn
10-02 London, England – Koko
10-03 Birmingham, England – The Hare and Hounds
10-05 Dublin, Ireland – The Grand Social
10-06 Limerick, Ireland – Bourkes
10-06 Glasgow, Scotland – Stereo
10-09 Leeds, England – Brudenell Social Club
10-10 Manchester, England – Deaf Institute
10-12 Bristol, England – Simple Things Festival
10-14 Brighton, England – The Haunt
10-15 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Secret Location
10-19 Bologna, Italy – Covo
10-20 Padova, Italy – Movement Padova
10-21 Rome, Italy – Circolo degli Artisti
10-22 Torino, Italy – Astoria
10-24 Vienna, Austria – Flex

(*with Sun Foot, Devin Gary & Ross)