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Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’s… More »

It has to be a toss-up between Coachella and Bonnaroo as to which is our most iconic currently active American festival. Growing up in Pennsylvania, I found the earlier years of Bonnaroo somewhat mythic — I had friends who would make summer trips down to the festival, and they talked about it like it was… More »

Listen to the god damn drums. There’s a lot to like about Here And Nowhere Else, the new Cloud Nothings album: The snot-punk hooks, the scraped-out guitar textures, the overwhelming refusal to acknowledge any musical influences from anytime after, say, 1997. But those drums are the best thing about Here And Nowhere Else. Cloud Nothings… More »

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Check Out Steve Albini’s Great Reddit Q&A

Steve Albini recently summoned the stones to do a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), where he discussed some of his most famous career moments as…
Corban Goble | May 10, 2012 - 11:25 am

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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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,…
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'…
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
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…
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…
Amrit Singh | October 26, 2010 - 11:01 am