CD Review: Cloud Nothings — Attack on Memory; Playing The EARL, February 17 and The Red Palace on March 31

CD Review: Cloud Nothings — Attack on Memory; Playing The EARL, February 17 and The Red Palace on March 31

Cloud Nothings
Attack on Memory
Carpark

By Al Kaufman

Almost every band for the past five years has made the lead of song for their album, if not their best one, at least one that reaches out and grabs, that pulls the listener in. Dylan Baldi, the man behind Cleveland, Ohio’s Cloud Nothings, does just the opposite. “No Future/No Past” is a long, bass-driven droning number that seems to go on for much longer than its four-and-a-half minutes. But that’s sort of the point. On this Steve Albini-produced sophomore record, Baldi wants you to forget all about the Cloud Nothings more simplistic past. This is a new band with a new sound, even if that sound is Weezer on Quaaludes. Read more about CD Review: Cloud Nothings — Attack on Memory; Playing The EARL, February 17 and The Red Palace on March 31