04/26/2012 Leave a comment
I love this video for a number of reasons. Firstly, I love Deerhunter and No Age (Dan’s a cool cat too!), but there’s more to this video then most other random Deerhunter, No Age you tube videos. Notice the time period: October 2007. Both artists are on the rise, just beginning to feel the “hype,” that is thrusted upon them. Deerhunter by this point has experienced some of it, but this is probably new to No Age. Bradford is an old friend of the band, I believe Deerhunter even played shows or possibly toured with Dean and Randy in their Wives days. Yes? No? So, that for me is notable. It’s not just one “indie” rocker to another, these dudes are friends. I also love Bradford’s interviewing style, he’s equally humorous and informative.
“Will you put that shirt aside for me. Charge it to MTV.” Haha! I’d do the same.
It looks like it was a great show at the Bowery Ballroom (NYC), where we saw the Black Lips and Night Beats last July. I really love the little segment toward the end in which Bradford writes a letter to No Age. “When the sun sets on the 21st Century the feedback and delay patterns our bands are creating will have decayed into a barely audible hiss… I hope the best for you and will miss you on the coming storm of hype that will surely ensue.” This is fascinating considering that is exactly what happens for both bands. But, really No Age stays as the same No Age and Deerhunter is just as rad, actually no better! Lastly, I think it’s good to note the fact that they are playing the extended version of “Calvary Scars” here, which would not be released for another year on Weird Era Cont. (2008)
P.S. Dean looking good in that Mika Miko shirt!