Los Angeles party-punx No Age are the new model of DIY in market-crash America: a stripped-down two-person setup that can fit in the tiniest van, never shutting up about their local venues, noisy enough to have a modicum of rebellion but cuddly enough to make every show seem like a sweaty bear-hug. With their new EP, Losing Feeling, they chilled out and entered their Chairs Missing stage, focusing on luxurious new textures instead of the insistent pounding—a Jesu-styled feedback smear that’s crunchy on the inside and feather-soft on the outside, full of snuggle-ready reverb and melancholy drones. Hell, some of the tracks don’t even have drums! How punk is that? Opening is much-celebrated dream-folkers Woods, who are currently having the Best Year Ever thanks to their own brand of floaty noise. With Silk Flowers.
Wed., Oct. 14, 10 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 6, 2009