First Spin: Cloud Nothings' 'No Future No Past'

111101-cloud-nothings.png
[Credit: Gemma Harris]
David Bevan WRITTEN BY
David Bevan

On January 24, Carpark will release Attack on Memory, the second full-length from Cleveland-native Dylan Baldi's Cloud Nothings project. It's a leap.

Over the past two years, Baldi has been cranking out recordings at a bewildering clip, from mangy cassette and 7" releases to the much shinier self-titled debut LP he dropped earlier this year. Whatever his recording budget, every cut has been spring-loaded with pop smarts, and in July, Baldi took some new ideas into the studio with producer (and Shellac frontman) Steve Albini in Chicago — a move akin to sending your songbook to the weight room for a summer. He left with a disc that's far more mean, muscular, and strong-jawed than anything he's shared to date, but the album still amplifies his ear for craft. "No Future No Past" is its thunderous opener:

DOWNLOAD

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Tiësto & KSHMR — Secrets " 04:28
  • 2 Mercies — Every Echo " 00:00
  • 3 Jimmy Whispers — Heart Don't Know " 02:32
  • 4 GRiZ — For The Love " 04:41
  • 5 King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard — God Is in the Rhythm " 03:46
  • 6 FlatbushZOMBiES — Did U Ever Think feat. Joey BadA$$ & Issa Gold " 05:02
  • 7 Zuli — Better All the Time " 03:31

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA