Song of the Day: No Age – You’re A Target

photo by Ed Templeton

photo by Ed Templeton

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Morning Show host John Richards, is “You’re A Target” by No Age from the 2009 Losing Feeling EP on Sub Pop.

No Age – You’re A Target (MP3)

In the last four years L.A. duo No Age has gone from local DIY scene sweethearts to blown up globetrotters featured on MTV and lauded by the New Yorker. Not that any of this has changed their work ethic, their sound, or their non-stop touring schedule. With their new EP on Sub Pop titled Losing Feeling and featuring the expectantly raucous track “You’re A Target”, No Age shows no sign of changing their ideas of what two guys with a guitar and some drums can sound like.

Opening up with the lone whine of an unattended guitar, “You’re A Target” immediately ditches the serenity of that tone to pursue a head-rushing attack of everything they can offer as a two piece: blistering drums, effects laden riffs, and lightly doubled over vocals. The track endures the usual three-minutes-and-change length that we’ve come to expect from the group and features a decidedly My Bloody Valentine inspired guitar sound both in tone and riff structure (replete with the wailing refrain).

No Age continues to tour the world this fall with a few dates in New York City, a short Europe tour with dates in Manchester, Dublin, and Oslo and two final dates in the states; one on the eve of Halloween at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall and another at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin on November 8th. Check their MySpace page for dates and updates.

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