Portland, Oregon’s Ages & Ages have completed work on their third album, Something to Ruin, which will be released August 19th, via Partisan Records, and we have the excellent single, “They Want More,” to share with you fine people. The track is a beautifully harmonious response to the pressure felt to keep up with the ever changing world and the idea of not conforming to what has become the status quo.
In fact the album itself was created as a kind of cultural response to how the world seems to have lost its way by prioritizing the all mighty dollar and disregarding pretty much everything else. The band sings out “Yeah they want more than what you got left/And they want more than what you want to give ’em/But it’s all right” as if to tell us not to let it beat us down. Stand up and embrace all that is beautiful and right in the world and just do your best.
To me what is beautiful and right in this world is music. It makes dealing with the crushing blows of constant political nonsense, and the ridiculousness of the twenty-four hour news cycle, a little more bearable. New music from Ages & Ages is a welcome reprieve to the madness.
The band have announced a US tour tied to the album’s release, including a stop at Great Scott here in Boston on 9/25/2016. See all dates on the band’s site.