Live Record: Old Age

Old Age – Live from the Banana Stand will be released on Tuesday, July 16th at Bunk Bar as part of a special, double-album release show for the band’s studio EP as well. Supporting acts for the evening include The We Shared Milk along with Charts. 9pm, $5, 21+.


We had heard great things about Old Age before we ever heard their music. Hailing from Corvallis, Oregon, the band has a great reputation for putting on shows outside of Portland – a much needed service for up-and-coming bands looking to find more listeners. Of course, after we heard their music, we knew we had to get them in to record.


This show was one of our first experimenting with a smaller audience, recording in the afternoon instead of the evening. The results, as you can hear, were phenomenal. While the band has rocked out to a mass of people in places like Misssissippi Studios, the intimate yet powerful performance was sharply focused on the music instead of the party. Since then, we’ve done several earlier shows with similar results, but we wouldn’t have done so without the stellar sounds of Old Age to remind us just how great the albums could be.


The band did an incredible cover of Plastic Ono Band’s “Mother,” but copyright laws forbid us from sharing that with you all. Be sure to catch the band live sometime, maybe they’ll play it for you.


Old Age – Live from the Banana Stand was recorded before a live audience on October 20, 2012 at the Banana Stand in Portland, Oregon. The album was recorded by Adam Harney and Tim Shrout and mixed and mastered by Adam Harney. Dane Brist designed the album, which includes original photography from Banana Stand. Banana Stand would like to thank Old Age (Matthew, Dustin, Kyle, and Michael), all who participated in this album’s creation, and anyone that has helped us out along the way.


To find out more about Old Age, please visit their Bandcamp page.