Odd, how progress works. It often leads to the unexpected, but typically something better than that which came before. And so it is with “You’re A Target”, the new single by one of 2007 and 2008’s most hyped bands, No Age. Amidst all the typical noise and raucous intensity, I hear something that was occasionally vacant on last year’s LP, Nouns: I hear harmony. Likewise, I hear vocals that border on decipherable rather than immense shouts masked by enormous guitars and percussion.
Yeah, those elements made Nouns absolutely brilliant. But the lack of them here makes “You’re A Target” just as noteworthy an accomplishment. Sub Pop will be releasing No Age’s new EP, Loosing Feeling, on 12″ vinyl this coming October.