NO/NO stands apart as Milwaukee’s most evolved electro pop band, pairing new wave sensibilities with the fuzzy, dreamlike quality of shoegaze. With two previous EPs and an impressive live show making waves throughout the city, NO/NO’s debut outing, the full length Sound and Light, is a slick, wistful 8-song soundtrack to summer and beyond. The latest EP Twentysomethings continues on that same wistful path albeit with an added 21st century concept based around cellphones, online dating, and texting while still maintaining a passive cool that has become the trademark sound and attitude of the band.
Formed from the ashes of Milwaukee favorites The Delphines in 2014, NO/NO got to business differentiating from their past. Expanding into electronic sounds allowed the band to form their own identity, complete with a sound that nods to New Order’s best hooks and Beach House’s sense of melody.
Slinky, anthemic synths layered with tight guitar hooks and ethereal vocals are NO/NO’s trademarks, and they’re better than ever on Sound and Light and the latest EP Twentysomethings. Grab a copy here.