Some bands half-ass it; others, like Cleveland, Ohio-based Cloud Nothings, work overtime and pump out catchy lo-fi, fuzziness one right after the other. 2010 was a busy year for Cloud Nothings; the nineteen-year-old Dylan Baldi, the man (er, boy?), behind the band got his start recording songs in his parents’ basement, and when he was ready to tour, he gathered up some fellow musicians and took to the streets starting the end of 2009.
First there was the EP, Leave You Forever, then the “Didn’t You,” single; next the fall saw the release of a compilation of Baldi’s earlier EPs, neatly put together on one album and titled, Turning On. And just before anyone had a chance to take a deep breath, their first full-length, self-titled album is due to drop on January 25th… okay, now breathe.
Like all great bands, Cloud Nothings rubs shoulders with the best of them: they’re signed to Carpark records with such other indie darlings like Dan Deacon, Beach House and Toro Y Moi. And if that isn’t impressive enough, their first show ever was in New York City December 2009 opening for Real Estate and Woods – you are what you hang with, as they say, and in that company, you’re pretty badass.
In support of the forthcoming release, the gentlemen of Cloud Nothings are presently on tour and will be so through March.
By: Amanda Chatel
19 Jan: Mercury Lounge, NYC
20 Jan: Valentines, Albany, NY
15 Feb: Newcastle Cluny, Byker, UK
18 Feb: Camp Basement, London, UK
25 Feb: Dempseys, Cardiff UK
11 Mar: 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
13 Mar: Circle Bar, New Orleans, LA
14 Mar: Fitzgeralds, Houston, TX
15 Mar: Ambiente, McAllen, TX
19 Mar: Club Dada, Dallas, TX
21 Mar: Sail Inn, Tempe, AZ
22 Mar: Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA
23 Mar: Troubador, Los Angeles, CA
24 Mar: Great American Hall, San Francisco, CA
25 Mar: Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
26 Mar: The Red Room, Kennewick, WA