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No Age

No Age

Date: Sep 08 2008

Themes: Alternative, Music

Intro

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Even though the Internet can get any band’s music all around the world in seconds, the place you live is still important in music. It’s not just the opportunities your city can provide musicians that matter; it’s also the music community of a town that pushes its artists to greatness.

Beren thinks these cool young kids in Los Angeles are leading the next major musical movement. Have you heard of No Age yet? If not, let Beren introduce you.

Dialog

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Mason

Mason

Beren

Beren

Mason:  You know, I was thinking. It’s kind of funny how music seems to happen in little pods, like little geographical pods. Like, London exploded, New York exploded, Seattle exploded, and it kind of cycles around so I’m not sure where I should be looking next.

Beren:  I don’t know. There’s some good stuff coming out of LA. The weird thing about geographically dense places is when you hear about them and you’re not from there it maybe seems like all the bands are friends or whatever and really like, I’m sure the New York bands don’t really know each other when that happened, like they’re not all playing shows together. But it seems like LA right now it’s all a group of friends that run a coop, like a vegan coop all ages space. They’re all in really great bands and the one kind of at the forefront of that is No Age. They’re all over MTV. They just did…There’s a new MTV show hosted by Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy and they’re featured on there.

Mason:  Really? Wow. Don’t you think that bands are getting discovered quicker these days?

Beren:  Oh yeah, definitely with the Internet.

Mason:  Like Vampire Weekend came out of nowhere and all of a sudden they’re huge.

Beren:  No Age seems like the type, just because the sound is pretty raw, you know visceral, people are comparing them to Nirvana and I don’t think they sound anything like Nirvana and they really don’t…

Mason:  But, like, the impact?

Beren:  Just the impact and maybe the connection to youth culture too. And they’re pretty positive. They’re a positive band. I think a lot of stuff right now is prepackaged and not really real.

 

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Discussion

Los Angeles right now is different than other geographically-centered music explosions because the bands who getting popular from there right now are all friends and all hang out at the same place. No Age is just the most famous one, and the only one so far to be on MTV.

Since they play loud music that comes from their hearts and not the minds of record producers, people have compared No Age to Nirvana. Although No Age is lot happier and sounds more like classic rock ‘n’ roll than Nirvana, Beren thinks the comparison is accurate if only because No Age connects with young people.

Where do you think the next major musical movement will come from? Or does geographical location even matter anymore?

 

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CaRTeS

CaRTeS

Azerbaijan

L000000000000000000L :)

07:49 PM Sep 08 2009 |

Nkjones19

Nkjones19

United States

I just don't understand, what are you saying?

06:43 PM Jan 25 2009 |

forever.Jmi

China

It's too fast.Ican't understang.And Has some words I not to know

04:40 PM Sep 13 2008 |

astifar

astifar

Morocco

I NEVER THINK THAT

12:41 AM Sep 11 2008 |

ahmed20016

ahmed20016

Sudan

haha cool

02:01 PM Sep 10 2008 |

karoomy

karoomy

Saudi Arabia

I did not understand at all,,,they speak so fast!!!!

09:21 AM Sep 10 2008 |

popeloveni

popeloveni

China

I did not heart about

04:52 PM Sep 09 2008 |

matt4138

matt4138

Taiwan

hahaha, I am thinking the same thing like you are, she talks too fast. 

02:39 PM Sep 09 2008 |

suki0629

China

i also haven't heard about "NO Age " i like "gun and rose" ,don't criy i like it so much!Smile

07:57 AM Sep 09 2008 |

tina1989926

China

I haven't ever heard about " NO Age " too …

Can you give me a link about them ?

07:34 AM Sep 09 2008 |

garypty

garypty

Hong Kong

I agree, Beren speak now only fast, but not clear….Yet this is actually what we would hear in the conversation among a group of native speakers.

Tongue out

06:04 PM Sep 08 2008 |

oh  boring

oh boring

China

I haven't ever heard about "No Age",  I searched the Internet and I don't found any information about them. The woman spoke so fast that I'm a little difficult to come up with her. But it's really good to heard about "No Age"

02:35 PM Sep 08 2008 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

Usually californian bands are really nice!!

02:11 PM Sep 08 2008 |

yangxia96

yangxia96

China

Smile

01:48 PM Sep 08 2008 |

35600036

China

the women spoke so fast that i cannot follow her !!!

09:02 AM Sep 08 2008 |

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