AgesandAges: “No Nostalgia”
There really is something life-affirming about the music of Portland 7-piece AgesandAges. Maybe it’s the band’s heavy focus on the human element of making music – the way voices intertwine, the use of clapping and stomping in many of their songs. Maybe it’s the joy exuded in frontman Tim Perry’s enthusiastic voice. Whatever it is, the Pacific Northwesterners have tapped into something special.
The band’s full length debut, Alright, You Restless, came out in February. They recorded the album in just 8 days and all the vocal tracks were recorded into a single microphone, which creates a communal sense throughout the record – there’s a give and take from each member of the collective.
The band’s live performances are said to be a direct reaction to the shoe-gazing, Northwestern concert-goer. The band is said to be “so earnest and heart-on-sleeve that any jaded soul within its gravitational pull would be disarmed and physically moved.”
AgesandAges were in town last week for a live performance at Mohawk. And this version of “No Nostalgia” was captured in a live performance in KUT’s Studio 1A. The driving rhythm, hand-claps, and hoots and hollers are sure to brighten up your day.