NO AGE: SNARES LIKE A HAIRCUT

January 23rd, 2018 | Album reviews

NO AGE
Snares Like A Haircut
Drag City

We’ve all kind of come up with No Age, haven’t we? But snare rolls, four-on-the-floor drums and distorted guitars mean something different to us when we’re 25 than they do when we’re 40: one is the sound of revving up; the other the sound of peeling away. Snares Like A Haircut is the most mature-sounding record (from a production standpoint) in the band’s discography. The frantic dissonance remains, but the signal is clearer than ever. Art-punk is more satisfying when it’s seasoned (see: Lou Reed New York, Suicide, solo Alex Chilton) and No Age, like us, has been around. Lived some life. And is still punching at the wind. We should all aspire to remain as obstinate as our heroes who play guitars.

—Kegan Pierce Simons