Published Oct 31, 2011Before they made sweet, sweet noise as No Age, Los Angeles musicians Randy Randall and Dean Spunt were members of the post-hardcore band Wives. When they lost their original drummer after the 2004 release of Erect the Youth Problem, the group brought in Roy Tatum before calling it quits. In that brief period, however, the lineup managed to record seven songs.
Now, those tracks are being collected on a one-sided twelve-inch simply called Roy Tapes. The release was recorded by Best Coast's Bobb Bruno, and the opening track "One" can be downloaded here courtesy of Pitchfork.
Look for Roy Tapes on December 6 via Spunt's own label Post Present Medium.
Speaking of PPM, the label will celebrate its ten years of existence with a three-day party at the Smell in Los Angeles from November 4 to 6. With appearances from No Age, Abe Vigoda, Eric Copeland, High Places, Bleached and many others, it might be worth a last-minute flight booking. More information is available here.
2. "If You Went Any Lower You'd Hit China"
5. "Can't Tell No One"