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TK007: NO – Stay With Me 7″

Los Angeles-based band NO have been on fire lately. IFC (the International Film Channel) recently described them as “one of the best bands in Los Angeles.” It’s a sentiment we strongly share (you may recall that last year we listed them as one of Turntable Kitchen’s Top EPs of 2011). They’ve also drawn accolades recently from TIME, which listed them as one of the top bands to watch at this year’s SXSW. So, yup, we’re once again incredibly proud of our featured artist. The single’s a-side, “Stay With Me,” is the devastatingly powerful ballad that opened the band’s debut EP. The cut opens with frontman Bradley Hanan Carter singing “I’m only human / I’m fully of mistakes” with the sort of well-worn gravitas one could only otherwise expect from vocalists like Matt Berninger (The National) or Bill Callahan (Smog). The cut is smoldering and moody with a melody that builds like a snowball gaining momentum and scale as it rolls down hill.

The single’s b-side is the exclusive debut of a previously-unreleased track that can only be found on this single. It’s darkly cinematic and as lush as anything that band has released to date. It’s filled with a subtle rat-a-tat rhythm and shimmering guitar drones that build upon a soaring melody. It’s also top secret so we can’t say much more about it other than that it is an original track (not a cover), has never been available in any other format, and is freaking fantastic.

NO – Stay With Me

We pressed 375 copies of the hand-numbered gold vinyl single. They aren’t all gone yet, but we have less than 10% remaining and I highly doubt they’ll last through the end of the week. Turntable Kitchen doesn’t do 2nd pressings. As always, they are only available through the Pairings Box. Get one before they are gone.

Posted by Matthew Hickey


Matthew is the music editor and co-founder of Turntable Kitchen. He’s addicted to vinyl records, pour over coffee, craft beer, small batch bourbon, and pan roasting pork chops.

  • Esther O’Connor

    love your kitchen/ music blog… we do weekly kitchen sessions on youtube,

  • Esther O’Connor

    love your food/ music blog… we do weekly kitchen sessions on youtube (live songs direct from our kitchen), and we are right into both food and music! cool to stumble across you

  • jeremy stein

    I fell in love with NO last fall when you posted about them… I listened to that EP over and over again… If I had a turntable I would go for it but will have to be content with their EP… Any word on a full length album?

  • Matthew

    I can’t say for sure if they have an album coming soon, but I do know that they’ve unveiled some new tunes at their recent live shows. They’re a hard working band so I suspect we can look forward to something soon.

  • AnnabelSmith

    this song gets me right in the guts, love it.

  • AnnabelSmith

    this song gets me right in the guts, love it.

  • CR

    I know I’m late, but is there any chance I can find this 7″, I want it so bad!

  • Matthew

    Sorry CR, it sold out less than a month after we released it.

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