We recently had a chance to talk to Dean Spunt from No Age (as well as Wives and C.R.A.S.H.) regarding the band’s new album (Snares Like a Haircut) and a host of other topics (from Nirvana/Sonic Youth comparisons to ways of achieving agelessness (question submitted by Tiki Twins)).
Dean also recorded some solo material, including a split with Windy & Carl on Life Like label. As he explains in an email
I did the one split with windy and Carl, and the flexi on DoPe press editions. The tape came about fairly easy, and I recorded it live in the space based on some text I had written on the road. It’s just vocals and live percussion. The flexi was a song I wrote after a conversation with Dorothee Peret, the editor of the magazine ParisLA, about music and collaboration. It’s more involved, all samples and vocals.
I have another solo LP coming out that is based on a performance I did at Gordon Robichaux gallery last year involving feedback and motion sensor speakers. It will come out this year on Radical Documents, a new label from Los Angeles run by artist Matthew Clifford Green.
Our readers/followers proved to be very responsive (as usual) when we made a call to pick a favorite tune by No Age / submit questions for Dean! The resulting video playlist is below with tunes picked by Conor Crockford (Tin Flowers), Cameron Kieber (Eldridge Rodriguez) and Sean Caldwell (Letters From a Tapehead)
No Age is currently on tour and some of the remaining tour stops include Minneapolis (7th Street Entry), Madison (High Noon Saloon), Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bazaar) and Chicago (The Empty Bottle).
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