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Saturday 24th May - 2014
Doors – 19:30pm
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Following their scintillating headline performance last August, we are delighted to announce that Cleveland Ohio’s Cloud Nothings are to return to the Button Factory on Saturday May 24th in support of their latest LP ‘Here And Nowhere Else’. Ever since Cloud Nothings released one of our favourite records of 2012 ‘Attack on Memory’, we’ve been eagerly awaiting new material from the Cleveland three-piece and big things are expected from their latest offering. Founding frontman Dylan Baldi says the band decided to add in more positive vibes and instrumental dynamics, which you can hear on new single, ‘I’m Not Part of Me.’
Pitchfork: Best New Music: I’m Not Part of Me: http://bit.ly/1fl7e9J
“It’s more subtle, it’s not just an in-your-face rock record. There’s more going on. You can listen to a song 20 times and still hear different little things in there that you didn’t notice before. Every time I listen I notice something that I didn’t even realize we did.” We can’t wait to hear the new record, which drops on March 31st via Wichita.
In 2009, Cleveland’s Dylan Baldi began writing and recording lo-fi power-pop songs in his parents’ basement, dubbing the project Cloud Nothings. His music quickly started making the internet rounds, and fans and critics alike took note of his pithy songcraft, infectiously catchy melodies, and youthful enthusiasm. Baldi soon released a string of 7”s, a split cassette and an EP before putting out Turning On — a compilation spanning about a year’s worth of work — on Wichita Recordings in 2010.
January 2011 saw the release of Cloud Nothings’ self-titled debut LP, which, put next to Turning On, found Baldi cleaning up his lo-fi aesthetic, pairing his tales of affinitive confusion with a more pristine aural clarity. In the interval since the release of Cloud Nothings, Baldi has toured widely and put a great deal of focus on his live show, a detail that heavily shapes the music of his follow-up album, Attack on Memory. After playing the same sets nightly for months on end, Baldi saw the rigidity of his early work, and he wanted to create arrangements that would allow for more improvisation and variability when played on the road. To accomplish this desired malleability, the entire band decamped to Chicago — where the album was recorded with Steve Albini — and all lent a hand in the songwriting process. The product of these sessions is a record boasting features that, even at a glance, mark a sea change in the band’s sound: higher fidelity, a track clocking in at almost nine minutes, an instrumental, and an overall more plaintive air. The songs move along fluidly, and Baldi sounds assured as he brings his vocals up in the mix, allowing himself to hold out long notes and put some grain into his voice. Minor key melodies abound, drums emphatically contribute much more than mere timekeeping, and the guitar work is much more adventurous than that of previous releases.
For all of early Cloud Nothings’ fun and fervor, Baldi admits that it never sounded like most of the music he listens to. With Attack on Memory, he wanted to remedy this anomaly, and in setting out to do so, Baldi and co. have created an album that shows vast growth in a still very young band.
Here and Nowhere Else:
01 Now Hear In
02 Quieter Today
03 Psychic Trauma
04 Just See Fear
05 Giving Into Seeing
06 No Thoughts
07 Pattern Walks
08 I'm Not Part of Me