Band Crush: Tender Age

With their latest EP Disappear Here, Tender Age wants listeners to strap into their headphones and melt into a pile of nothingness. And with their particularly nostalgic brand of dark experimentation in post-punk/noise-rock – channeling the likes of Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine – it’s hard to think of a more appropriate metaphysical or psychedelic reaction to listening to the album.

The EP contains three new original tracks and two wildly experimental iterations of classic pop songs, skewed through the fuzzed-out and warped lens of Tender Age’s unique blend of dream-pop/noise/shoegaze sounds. Out on SINIS Recordings, the physical release of Disappear Here was done so in boutique fashion. First in an extremely limited edition of 25 copies, each with unique, handmade cover art which has completely sold out. Then in a second limited “tour” edition of 75 – with only 25 made available online that are already sold out, and 50 sold exclusively on tour, in a limited distribution of 2 copies each night.

On Thursday night (9.1), Tender Age will close out a 23-date National tour with a homecoming performance at Holocene that will also serve as a vinyl release celebration (if you could be so lucky to get your hands on one of the last available copies). In true welcome-home fashion, they’ll be joined by homies and fellow Portland lo-fi experimentalists Soft Kill, Haste (who will also be celebrating the release of a brand new single and kicking off their own tour) and Warm Hands.