No Age & Spike Jonze

It’s hard for a DIY band to translate the urgency of its live show to a late-night TV setting, but credit L.A. art punks No Age with doing the best job I’ve seen any band do in a while. Last night on the Late Show With David Letterman, the band draped white sheets all over the set and made it look like a weird gallery, and then they fucking rippped through “C’Mon Stimmung,” a song from last year’s album An Object. The band, in fact, shared a bill on the show with fellow skate-culture product Spike Jonze; see above. Jonze, sadly, did not direct the band’s brand-new video, for the An Object track ’I Won’t Be Your Generator.” Instead, it’s an arty inanimate-objects montage from director Oliver Payne. Watch that video and the great Letterman performance below.

An Object is out now on Sub Pop.

Comments (3)
  1. I’m not as mad about An Object being left off Stereogum’s Top 50 as I am about Pissed Jeans’ album, but I still think they deserve some recognition. Maybe you guys should to a top 25 live acts list next year. If this performance is any indication, No Age would make the cut.

  2. awesome! love the white-blue aesthetic they have going in that clip!

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