The No Ones “Phil Ochs Is Dead” – but ever present

Photo courtesy of Yep Rock Records

Doesn’t this sound like someone you used to love?  Of course it does – and the likely cause is that the No Ones includes Peter Buck in the line-up.  ‘Phil Ochs Is Dead‘ is from the latest album ‘My Best Evil Friend‘ which is out on March 31st, and it’s the finest jangly guitar rock with a booming bass that you’ll have heard since March 8th 2011.

With a lineup that stretches from Norway through Athens, Georgia, to the Northwest corner of the U.S., The No Ones are comprised of Scott McCaughey (lead and backing vocals, bass, keyboards, guitars), Peter Buck (12-string, guitars, electric sitar, bass), Arne Kjelsrud Mathisen (drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals), and Frode Strømstad (lead and backing vocals, guitars).  For the album, the group enlisted backing vocals contributions from friends Debbi Peterson (The Bangles), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), and Victor Krummenacher (Camper Van Beethoven) on bass, and strings from Marin Stallemo Bakke.

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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