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Download Cloud Nothings Live @ The Grog Shop

Earlier this month, the Cloud Nothings played a homecoming show at Cleveland’s Grog Shop, and today the group’s giving away a short live recording featuring five tracks from that performance. The recording does a really nice job of capturing the youthful energy of Dylan Baldi-fronted group as they continue to sharpen their live assault, which… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 27, 2012 - 4:18 pm

Cloud Nothings – “Stay Useless” Video

Cloud Nothings’ video for Attack On Memory standout “Stay Useless” is an animated clip that’s a lot like a severely fucked up version of Magic School Bus and also kind of like that Simpsons episode “Das Bus.” So, you can’t go wrong! Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 13, 2012 - 10:48 am

Win 4 Insound Exclusive Band T-Shirts (Cloud Nothings, Black Lips, Das Racist, Kurt Vile)

Last year, we gave a batch of t-shirts away from Insound’s Delicious Design League project, and this year, we’re doing the same with a new slate of t-shirts, this time a set of designs created for Insound by UK artist Dominic Owen. The winner will receive the entire set, which includes exclusive designs for Cloud… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 11, 2012 - 9:49 am

Cloud Nothings, Bleeding Rainbow, Jump Into The Gospel @ Studio at Webster Hall, NYC 1/26/12

Last night, Cloud Nothings played a packed Studio at Webster Hall, a small room that accentuated their strengths, making the band’s bratty squall seem even huger, its frenzy crammed into a small opening. They didn’t waver much from Album Of The Week Attack On Memory, only departing briefly for the last song which I didn’t… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 27, 2012 - 11:54 am

Album Of The Week: Cloud Nothings Attack On Memory

The first two volumes of Clevelander Dylan Baldi’s work as Cloud Nothings showcase a musician with a precocious knack for hooks, ping-ponged hooks laid onto a backdrop of Baldi’s sunny jangle with songs like Turning On’s “Hey Cool Kid” and Cloud Nothings’ “Should Have.” So, when word got out that Steve Albini was on board… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 24, 2012 - 1:15 pm

Cloud Nothings – “No Future/No Past” Video

Cloud Nothings’ outstanding new record Attack On Memory is out tomorrow, so in advance of that comes the John Ryan Manning-directed video for album opener “No Future/No Past.” It’s kind of harrowing. Check it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / January 23, 2012 - 10:21 am

Cloud Nothings – “No Sentiment”

In a recent episode of Under The Influence, Cloud Nothings frontman Dylan Baldi described his approach to his outstanding new record, Attack On Memory: “I more or less memorized every guitar solo on the best Thin Lizzy albums, listened to only The Wipers for about 3 weeks, and fell asleep to Black Sabbath every night,”… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 13, 2012 - 1:46 pm

Stream Cloud Nothings Attack On Memory

One of the most anticipated releases of the 2012 release calendar is Cloud Nothings’ upcoming Attack On Memory, a record produced by Steve Albini that showcases Dylan Baldi & Co. trying out a rougher, brasher sound. We’ve caught a glimpse of some of that texture through album tracks “No Future/No Past” and “Stay Useless,” and… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 10, 2012 - 3:05 pm

Cloud Nothings – “Stay Useless”

In early November, Cloud Nothings released the first single from their forthcoming, Steve Albini-produced Attack On Memory, a track that showcased a rougher, more unhinged sound. Today they posted their second single, “Stay Useless,” a quick-hit garage jam brimming with hooks that recalls some of the band’s earliest work. Baldi explains the track to RollingMore »

By: Corban Goble / December 9, 2011 - 2:46 pm

Under The Influence: Cloud Nothings Attack On Memory

From the opening notes of Cloud Nothing’s new song, “No Future/No Past,” you immediately notice that Dylan Baldi’s project is growing edgier and more brash without sacrificing the hooks. While it’s easy to attribute the stylistic change Steve Albini, who produces the new Cloud Nothings record, Attack On Memory, much credit is also due to… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 18, 2011 - 12:48 pm

Cloud Nothings – “No Future/No Past”

Steve Albini produced Cloud Nothings’ new LP, Attack On Memory, and you get a sense of that immediately via “No Future/No Past,” the first track from that release. Gone are the warm melodies of 2010’s self-titled LP, here replaced by a tense, brooding guitar line that devolves into a screaming chant. We’re excited to hear… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 1, 2011 - 2:30 pm

The Best Videos Of 2011 (So Far)

Today’s my last day at Stereogum, so instead of the best videos of this week, I’m posting the best videos of the year so far. They line up pretty closely with my favorite videos of the year, but hey, it’s my last day. I get to pick my favorites. I included videos from my two… More »

By: jessica / June 17, 2011 - 5:09 pm

The 6 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we’ve got new videos from Battles, Cults, Holy Ghost!, and Cloud Nothings. It’s kind of a slow week for videos, but I think the Battles clip, created by CANADA directing team, makes up for it.

Now would probably be a good time to mention that PS 1 in New York ha… More »

By: jessica / May 13, 2011 - 5:56 pm

The 8 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we have new videos from The Living Sisters (directed by Michel Gondry), Pharoahe Monch, Die Antwoord, and, once again, Cloud Nothings. The videos from Guillemots, YELLE, and Willow Smith have some amazing special effects — bodies embedded in pavement, bodies spinning and floating in space, entire city streets emerging from sand. But the… More »

By: jessica / March 11, 2011 - 5:40 pm

The 12 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we’ve got a lot of new videos– clips from Wale, Toro Y Moi, the New Pornographers, Damian Marley and Nas, the Black Keys, and Modest Mouse, among others. The Tyler, The Creator video is the darkest and hardest to shake of this lot. But once that’s out of the way, many of thi… More »

By: jessica / February 11, 2011 - 4:56 pm

The 8 Best Videos Of The Week

The best videos this week include new clips from Sleigh Bells, Cloud Nothings, Talib Kweli, No Age, and Warm Ghost. It’s too bad Sleigh Bells’ video didn’t come out last week — it would have fit the theme of inter-band violence. Maybe being in a two-person band means you can only take your anger out… More »

By: jessica / January 28, 2011 - 5:21 pm

Cloud Nothings – “Should Have”

Cleveland pop snots Cloud Nothings’ anticipated self-titled Carpark debut blitzes through 11 songs in 28 minutes. So far you’ve heard the bubbling, fuzzed opener “Understand It All.” The new full-band stuff doesn’t remind me much of Lync beyond the occasional guitar sound. Instead it’s the Descendents being covered by early ’90s feedbacking twee-pop crew, Crayo… More »

By: brandon / December 16, 2010 - 9:54 am

Cloud Nothings – “Understand At All”

Some more bubbling fuzz from Cleveland pop crew Cloud Nothings: “Understand At All” is the opening track from Dylan Baldi & his Stereogum40 crew’s forthcoming self-titled Carpark debut. More »

By: brandon / November 8, 2010 - 12:27 pm

CMJ 2010: 9 Bands That Played Nice Sets, Others That Came Out Ahead Too

Every year the death knell drum beats a little louder around CMJ. By 2007 the NY Times was well practiced writing that sort of piece — when the author of that year’s article Melena Ryzik asked for comment I said that the festival had become less about discovery and more about “due diligence”: kicking the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2010 - 11:01 am

The 9 Best Videos Of The Week

There are too many music videos. And unlike songs and albums (which there are also too many of), videos demand your full attention to enjoy them. We know it’s a part-time job in itself to make it through all the clips we post, so welcome to ‘Straight To Video’: Once a week we’ll round u… More »

By: jessica / October 8, 2010 - 5:47 pm