See Cloud Nothings Shred Out a New Song at SXSW

Fan footage captures the noisy, Sonic Youthful tune

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Only a year ago we were talking to Cloud Nothings' Dylan Baldi in hopes of unpacking the emotionally brutal majesty of his band's SPIN Essential album Attack on Memory. With that Best Albums of 2012 ranking in the very near rear view, the Cleveland quartet are already well on their way to releasing LP number four — tentatively titled Body Music — which Baldi has predicted will be "less melodic ... noisier and less straightforward."

We may now have the first taste of that fall release as a YouTube user caught Cloud Nothings performing a new song at South By Southwest yesterday. As Consequence of Sound points out, the composition seems to owe a little bit to Sonic Youth — in the lazy loll of the open and the shredded freakout that follows — plus My Bloody Valentine, as things do indeed get rather noisy by the end.

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