It’s a busy day here at Sub Pop HQ—people running around like it’s 6:00am on Black Friday at Walmart—all because we have not one, but TWO brand new and unsurprisingly great records out today. The first is from No Age, who are no strangers to Sub Pop, as today marks the release of their third full-length out on our label. An Object brings a new, wonderfully spare sound to the No Age palette, and we couldn’t be more pleased with how this record turned out. Check out the embedded video for “An Impression” to hear what we’re saying about. Secondly, His Electro Blue Voice’s debut full-length, Ruthless Sperm, is also out today on Sub Pop. This record is wonderfully NOISY, as illustrated by the song “Sea Bug.” It’s a proud day to be employed by Sub Pop (as opposed to yesterday).
No Age’s forthcoming An Object, the band’s latest, and honestly greatest record, is streaming all of this week over at NPR Music in all of its sonic glory. Take some time and give it a listen, you’ll be happy you did.
An Object was a labor of love for No Age. They had a hand in virtually every aspect of this record, from writing and recording to hand assembling and shipping, this record is their work through and through. Watch this Instagram video to see the wonderfully elaborate packaging that Dean, Randy and friends put together.
No Age have given us yet another wonderful peek into their upcoming full-length, An Object with the Guardian stream of their song, “An Impression”.
An Object comes out August 20th on Sub Pop. Pre-order your copy for a free accompanying summer-celebrating No Age beach ball and limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition No Age vinyl—both are limited on SubPop.com, so order soon!*
As we’ve previously reported, the stunning follow up to No Age’s Everything In Between, An Object, comes out on August 20th. And for a band well known for their holistic approach to the use of the album as an artistic expression—maximizing all aspects of the album as expression, not just the sonic experience—No Age take it several notches further by stepping into virtually all aspects of the creation of An Object, from creating the music to printing, all the way to assembling and packaging each of the CDs and LPs in the first run of the record, the band redefine the entire artistic process of the recording artist; and they do it to wonderful effect. And though you’ll have to wait until August 20th to hear, see, and feel the aptly titled, An Object in all of it’s sonic and tactile glory, today, we give you a taste of what the record sounds like with “C’mon Stimmung”. Welcome back, No Age.
Look for pre-order details for An Object next week.