NO arrived out of the blue and surprised me when I heard “Stay With Me”. It was a great track, and led to the six track EP Don’t Worry You’ll Be Here Forever a few weeks later. It’s been almost ten months since that release, but this morning the band dropped What’s Your Name/Eleven Eleven 7″ via White Iris Records. It’s good, son.
“What’s Your Name” has a great rhythm, and NO will immediately put you in mind of The National or maybe even Interpol. “What’s Your Name” isn’t quite an anthem, but it will drill it’s way into your subconscious quick as lightning. You’ll be singing and thumping your hands on the steering wheel in serious fashion.
“Eleven Eleven” is my favorite of the two new tracks; I love the rise and fall of the sound and the way the rest of the instrumentation melds with the pounding drums creating this hypnotic beat.
I could sit around all day, but I made too many promises to live, I can’t stop now, I can’t stop
This is a very beautiful track, and that mind-massaging thump-thump-thump hits the spot.