Eat Your Own Ears and SJM are excited to present NO at The Sebright Arms.
For a band with such a negative sounding name, NO aren’t all doom and gloom. Like a less-maudlin version of the National stripped of their baroque tastes, the Echo Park quintet deliver their ambitious, post-punk songs with an admirable amount of earnestness and a healthy dose of optimism. Riding off a strong, brooding atmosphere their determined verses and their uplifting choruses resonate to a level that’s usually reached by bands who are already playing arenas. “What’s Your Name?” builds its elements into a tempest of militant drums and sweeping guitars that sustains the band’s anthemic rush. Similar to Interpol’s most grandiose moments but with a Los Angeles vibe instead of the chilly Brooklyn cool, “What’s Your Name?” is an immediate introduction to a quintet whose unique levels of grandiosity are certain to take them very far, very quickly.