It's easy to see why Portland, Oregon could be regarded as the epicenter of indie rock. The list of noteworthy bands that have come out of that town is a long one, and the quality of the music released continues to be strong. Ages And Ages formed in 2009, with members drawn from the Portland music community. They released their first album in 2011, and many (including the band) were surprised to find that President Barack Obama had included their song "No Nostalgia" on his 2012 reelection campaign Spotify playlist. Something To Ruin is the third Ages To Ages full-length, recorded at the Portland studio of Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock. The music of Ages And Ages is often described as "choral pop," and the new record is further defined (by their record company) as being "full of their infectious and joyful melodies while also reflecting on several serious existential themes."