No Age is a noise rock band from Los Angeles, California which formed in December, 2005. The band consists of Randy Randall (guitar) and Dean Spunt (vocals, drums). The band has so far released three albums, 2007's "Weirdo Rippers" (a compilation of early material) 2008's "Nouns" and 2010's "Everything In Between". In mid-2008, the band released the single "Eraser", which has since become the band's best known song.
Dean Spunt and Randy Randall, two perfectly nice fellows from the LA skate/art/punk underworld, comprise No Age, a destructive duo who decided to release five limited vinyl-only releases on a variety of DIY indie labels across the globe on the same day. Weirdo Rippers is a collection of highlights for these releases. Despite its multiple sources, the tracklisting for Weirdo Rippers follows a narrative of its own, cohering effectively as an album.
The duo put out their second release in 2008 titled Nouns, on Sub Pop. The album was rated 9.2 (out of 10) by Pitchfork Media.
In 2009 they put out their second Sub Pop release, an EP of loop and sample-based songs called Losing Feeling, a continuation of their punk-filtered pop songs with a few straightforward songs and a few more abstract compositions that harken back to their early EPs.
Formed from the ashes of Wives, No Age purvey a stripped essential take on pop delivered via a clearly defined punk-rock aesthetic, taking noise, energy and melody in equal measure. Reminiscent at various junctures of the likes of early Black Dice, The Ramones, and My Bloody Valentine, Weirdo Rippers documents a fast developing band hitting their stride. Harnessing an explosive dynamic tension, No Age's music is prone to switch from syncopated punk-rock squalls to melodic, transient flashes of colour. Conversely, a pop song might spontaneously cut through the noise. On some basic level, No Age are their own band, full of their own conviction, and following their own trajectory.
Since their first performance at LA's the smell in April 2006, the band have continued Wives' tradition of incendiary live shows, playing as frequently as possible, expounding a visceral energy on an equal footing with their recorded output, via guitar, drums, vocals and a minimal amount of effects. No Age's music is deceptively simple in its construction, yet thoroughly compelling. Raw, considered and skilfully arranged, these eleven tracks are overflowing with ideas, ambition and intent.
No Age played their first proper show at The Smell, LA, in April 2006, where both Randy and Dean are also involved in a curatorial, social, and artistic sense. The Smell is an all ages space dedicated to underground music and art. Citing The Smell as seminal and inspirational to many, and at least partially responsible for the existence of both their bands to date, it's a mutually supportive grass roots space reflecting No Age's DIY ethic. It is this building that features on the front cover of their debut album for FatCat, "Weirdo Rippers'. The band also make video, performance and visual art under the name No Age and by themselves, and curated the "Get Hurt' exhibition in LA, featuring works by Devendra Banhart, Rich Jacobs, Ron Rege Jr., Matthew Thurber, Susan CianCiolo, and Ashley Macomber to name a few.
No Age is a two-person American indie rock group consisting of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Allen Spunt. The band is based in Los Angeles and currently signed to Sub Pop records. The duo initially played together with drummer Jeremy Villalobos in Wives, and takes their name from the title of a 1987 SST Records instrumental compilation, which Spunt discovered while working at Aron's, a record store in Los Angeles. No Age has been listed as a mainstay of The Smell, along with Health, Mika Miko, Silver Daggers, Abe Vigoda, BARR, and David Scott Stone. Its strong ties with the Los Angeles underground community centered around the Smell and their DIY ethic is a throwback to the 1980s hardcore and punk underground, which is displayed through on much of the group's music. No Age has released two full-length albums, toured extensively in support of them, and is a strong advocates of the All-ages Movement Project, an organization that connects youth to each other and the arts through independent music.