“It starts right now” are the only words we hear in the new album teaser video Cloud Nothings just posted, but the music therein speaks volumes. Dylan Baldi and his bros have an LP on the way in 2014, the follow-up to the Cleveland combo’s jagged-edged, Steve-Albini-Scrabbled 2012 breakthrough Attack On Memory, and from the sounds of these snippets Baldi is still (a) preternaturally attuned to his pop instincts and (b) completely fascinated with the art-damaged post-punk of the ’80s and ’90s. That is to say there are parts that sound like classic “indie” and parts that sound like classic “punk” and everything sounds like Cloud Nothings — which is a good thing. Hear for yourself below.
All we know about the new Cloud Nothings album is that it’s coming in 2014, and that’s good enough for now.