A fantastic EP with nine extra tracks attached. We can have fun debating the necessity of tracks from "Common Heat" to "Chem Trails" on the strength of Everything in Between's opening four-song suite, where No Age build up and break down all the fury and insecurity that have drawn in audiences since their inception, and explain why, perhaps, Nouns resonated for a crowd hip to chillwave but not for those who found Weirdo Ripper's best pop tracks were its fuzziest. Everything in Between is exactly what its title entails, and No Age's resistance to move beyond their lo-fi aesthetic (and here slide a little farther back into it) does not hinder their progression as musicians. And for 13 minutes, they prove it. Consider the other 25 minutes a prolonged victory lap.
This is the definite punk album of the year. The vocals remind me Joey Ramone a bit, but much better. Come listen to some nice loud off the wall songs, think, "Fever Dreaming", "Depletion","Valley Hump Crash", and "Sorts". Then sing along to poppier tracks "Glitter" and "Chem Trails". Oh, if you like instrumental tracks, then well they have them here to here. I think this a very solid album. Give it some listens and let it sync in. I do think they could do without the instrumental tracks...4 tracks. They just aren't interesting enough to be instrumental. My favorite tracks are "Fever Dreaming", "Sorts", and "Chem Trails". I can kinda relate this to Wavves's King of the Beach. I really liked the punk songs, but could do away with the odd electronic songs.!