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Cloud Nothings

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Cloud Nothings' prolific lo-fi pop is the brainchild of Dylan Baldi, a Cleveland, Ohio native who was still in his teens when the buzz about his music started. Baldi was majoring in audio recording at college when he dropped out to focus on his home recordings. After a few months, he uploaded the songs "Hey Cool Kid" and "Whaddaya Wanna Know" to his MySpace page, which led to gigs with Woods and Real Estate, and 2010 singles released via Group Tightener and Old Flame Records. That year, Cloud Nothings also released a split cassette with Campfires and the Turning On EP. On the strength of all this music, Baldi signed to Carpark in the U.S. and to Wichita Records in the U.K.; Turning On was reissued with selected tracks from his other singles.

Along with dates with Wavves, Titus Andronicus, and Best Coast, Baldi began work on Cloud Nothings' full-length debut in Baltimore, MarylandÂ’s Copycat Building studio with producer Chester Gwazda. The results of those sessions became Cloud Nothings, which arrived in January 2011. Later that year, Baldi and his band went into the studio with Steve Albini; the result of these sessions was 2012's much rawer, heavier Attack on Memory. That July, the Live @ the Grog Shop EP, which captured a particularly blistering set from Cloud Nothings' tour, was released. Following the completion of their heavy touring schedule, Baldi took some time to put the finishing touches on new material. Soon after, the band headed into a Hoboken, New Jersey studio with producer John Congleton to lay down tracks for the trio's fourth album, Here and Nowhere Else, which arrived in 2014.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
11.12.16 Downtown Santa Ana Santa Ana, CA US

eMusic Features


Cloud Nothings’ Long Road to Here and Everywhere

By Andrew Parks, Contributor

Cloud Nothings can't wait to escape the walk-in closet in which we've stuck them. "Are we done yet?" says drummer Jayson Gerycz, half-joking, his voice suggesting the button-down shirts and billowy blouses are slowly closing in on him. There's something a bit surreal about living in a stranger's Airbnb apartment under normal circumstances, but it gets even weirder when you're you're taking candid photos in their closet, passing around a G Pen, drinking malty… more »


Who Are…Popstrangers

By Annie Zaleski, Contributor

Formed in 2009, Popstrangers started off as a low-profile local Auckland band fueled by a dislike for their day jobs and a passion for playing music. Very quickly, however, the noisy psych-pop trio found its footing: A nationwide band competition landed them a coveted slot at Auckland's 2010 Big Day Out fest, and they released two EPs by the end of 2010. Still, this forward momentum wasn't without its setbacks. A record deal with legendary… more »


2012 Breakthrough: Cloud Nothings

By Brian Raftery, Contributor

[Although he had already released two full-lengths as Cloud Nothings, neither of them offered even the slightest hint of the full-bore raging-guitar panic attack that Dylan Baldi would unleash on Attack on Memory. Recorded with Steve Albini in Chicago, the record was a '90s-emo fever dream, howling guitars stumbling over toppling percussion and a freaked-out Baldi shredding his vocal chords at the top of the pile. eMusic's Brian Raftery talked with Baldi in January about… more »


New Adventures in Hi-Fi

By David Greenwald, Contributor

D.I.Y. and hi-fi have rarely gone hand in hand. From the muscular crackle of Black Flag to the basement anthems of Guided by Voices, the sound of indie rock has long been the proudly noisy product of four walls and a four-track recorder. As laptops have replaced boomboxes, the aesthetic has endured, with bands embracing digital fuzz as a signal of both outsider cool and a thin wallet. But with the late-2000s lo-fi boom that launched… more »


New This Week: Cloud Nothings, Craig Finn and More

By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-Chief

The first HUGE new release day of 2012, so strap in and get ready for a pretty comprehensive rundown! Dave Sumner's got your jazz picks, and I've got the rest. Here we go! Cloud Nothings, Attack on Memory: ALBUM OF THE DAY. Dylan Baldi grows up in a nanosecond, making a snarling rock record that hurtles forward with the speed and fury of a meteor. The sonic touchstones here are '90s emo greats like Jawbreaker, the… more »


SXSW 2011: Days 3 and 4 Report

By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-Chief

One of both the strange upsides and unfortunate downsides of South by Southwest is that it seems to take place in a vacuum - for a week straight, the world is reduced to the intersection of 6th Street and Red River in Austin, and it's easy to pretend there is little happening outside it. Occasionally, though, reality intervenes: This year's festival happened in the shadow of global catastrophe - the tsunami and subsequent nuclear instability… more »