Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cloud Nothings Bonanza

I just couldn't wait for the next Video Tuesday... so here is the just released Cloud Nothings video for Understand At All... It's pretty out-there, but the longer I watched, the more I liked it.

And since I got you here... did you see their Mixtape?



"Cleveland, Ohio isn’t exactly known for it’s music scene. Sure, right now we’ve got Emeralds, and my band is starting to do alright I guess, but any nationally recognized artists from the city have been few and far between. However, in the late 70s and early 80s, Cleveland was a breeding ground for the kind of punk weirdos that labels like Siltbreeze or Sacred Bones would eat up these days. The scene was fragmented and small, with shows that were sparsely attended at best, but its influence on punk music as a whole can’t be overlooked. This mix is intended to point out some of the standout bands of the era, and hopefully shed some light on a city that has been unfairly ignored for the better part of its existence."

And finally... some bits on the new record.

CD Album Review – Cloud Nothings – S/T (A Cleveland Blogger’s Thoughts) | Citizen Dick

"Of course, ultimately, the album is a rock record, representative of the blue-collar attitudes Clevelanders so stoicly cling to and emit;  it's here where the album hits an air of sincerity and intensity that many folks won't truly understand unless they've been here; until they've seen the musty Beachland Tavern, the downtrodden near east side, or the remnants of a dying steel industry peppering the landscape of our night sky.  Baldi has a better record collection than most people twice his age, but totally displacing a musician from his geography is impossible; in this case, it's a boon to the sound that anyone with a pair of ears should get behind."

(Continued... CD Album Review – Cloud Nothings – S/T (A Cleveland Blogger’s Thoughts) | Citizen Dick - a cleveland/brooklyn based music blog, new music reviews, live music reviews, fashion, art, and walrus pelts)

Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings | Track by Track | DIY

"Track by Track: Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings Dylan Baldi et al talk us through the record. Posted 13th January 2011, 10:21am in Track by Track, Cloud Nothings

If hearing a band has a 'Blink-182 moment' doesn't make you like them just a little bit more… well, you fail.

Cleveland's Cloud Nothings will release their self-titled debut album proper (they put out a collection of previous releases last year, 'Turning On', but that doesn't count) week after next, on 24th January, through Wichita Recordings; it has one of those moments, on track three, 'Should Have'."

(Continued... Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings | Track by Track | DIY)

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