New Music Report: No Age, Plus Florence and the Machine

October 21st, 2009 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

Rolling Stone’s Kevin O’Donnell guides you to two killer releases in our weekly New Music Report. First up, Losing Feeling, a new EP from SoCal skate-punk duo No Age. Last year’s full-length Nouns was a messy collection of noise rock, and on their new EP the pair tone down the fuzz to focus on hooks — kind of like if Brian Wilson collaborated with Black Flag.

Next up is the debut from a onetime RS Artist to Watch: British singer Florence Welch, who goes by the name Florence and the Machine. She was discovered belting out songs in the bathroom of a London club and has since broken out in the U.K. bigtime. On her debut Lungs she veers from Pretenders-style rockers like “Kiss With a Fist” to rousing, soulful anthems like “Hurricane Drunk.”

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