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

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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:

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