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Cloud Nothings releases new album + launches North American tour next week

CLOUD NOTHINGS RELEASES NEW ALBUM
 
LAUNCHES FALL TOUR OCTOBER 22ND
 
LAST BUILDING BURNING OUT NOW VIA CARPARK RECORDS

Cloud Nothings by Daniel Topete

LISTEN: Last Building Burning 
What the press is saying about Last Burning Building:
“perhaps the most reliable of the indie rock world’s current saviors”
Consequence of Sound
“Cloud Nothings at their best: direct, visceral, vulnerable”
Pitchfork
 
“they’ve… figured out how to make every song hit like a home run”
Stereogum
“Last Burning Building is a study in energy and momentum”
“Cloud Nothings sound louder, heavier, darker and more menacing”
Treble
 
Today, the Cleveland four-piece Cloud Nothings is releasing their new album. Last Burning Buildingarrives via Carpark Records and includes previously-released singles “The Echo Of The World”, “Leave Him Now” and “So Right So Clean.” The new album is a culmination of the development of frontman Dylan Baldi’s ever-changing sound, following up 2017’s Life Without Sound with a new record in which the band continues to solidify themselves as a stalwart in modern rock music.
“I’m obsessed with the idea of energy at the moment,” Baldi says about the making of Last Building Burning. “That’s how I thought of this record: seven short, and one long, bursts of intense, controlled chaos. I wanted to make that come across in a way that can actually be felt.”
The new album is an extension of the band’s live performances, capturing the frenetic energy that’s characteristic of their shows and infusing the jagged unpredictability of guitars that Baldi feels is missing in modern rock today. In support of the new album, Cloud Nothings will be embarking on a fall tour with support from Kiernan Paradise, Shells, Nap Eyes and The Courtneys on select dates, spanning across North America with 35 dates beginning on October 22nd. The band will then embark on an extensive tour of Europe in 2019, concluding with three dates across Japan in March. Tickets are available now via www.cloudnothings.com.
Listen to Last Burning Building above, see below for full tour routing and stay tuned for more from Cloud Nothings coming soon.
Upcoming Tour Dates
10/22 – Lexington, KY @ The Burl *
10/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell Stage) *
10/24 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn *
10/25 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *
10/26 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
10/27 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda +
10/28 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada +
10/30 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf +
11/1 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah +
11/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom +
11/3 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent ^
11/5 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos ^
11/6 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial ^
11/7 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios ^
11/9 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux ^
11/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge ^
11/11 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater ^
11/13 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room ^
11/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House ^
11/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi ^
11/16 – Columbus, OH @ The A&R Music Bar ^
11/17 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop ^
11/26 – Detroit, MI @ El Club %
11/27 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House %
11/30 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair %
12/1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw %
12/4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer %
12/5 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Club at Stage AE %
12/6 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar %
12/8 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage %
12/9 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter %
12/11 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall %
12/14 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall %
 
2019 Dates:
1/25 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns
1/26 – Birmingham, UK @ The Castle & Falcon
1/27 – Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall
1/28 – Glasgow, UK @ St Lukes
1/30 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
1/31 – London, UK @ EartH
2/1 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephémère
2/3 – Brussels, BE @ Rotonde – Botanique
2/4 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
2/5 – Tilburg, NL @ 013
2/6 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
2/7 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
2/8 – Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden
2/9 – Warsaw, PL @ Poglos
2/11 – Prague, CZ @ Underdogs
2/12 – Vienna, AT @ Chelsea
2/13 – Zagreb, HR @ Tvornica Kulture
2/14 – Milan, IT @ Ohibò
2/15 – Rome, IT @ Monk
2/16 – Bologna, IT @ Covo Club
2/18 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
2/19 – Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie Rock Club
2/21 – San Sebastian, ES @ Dabadaba Club
2/22 – Madrid, ES @ Sala Q
2/23 – Valencia, ES @ La Marina
2/24 – Barcelona, ES @ La 2
3/11 – Tokyo, JP @ Shibuya Tsutaya O-East
3/12 – Nagoya, JP @ Nagoya Club Quattro
3/13 – Osaka, JP @ umeda TRAD
* = w/ Kiernan Paradise
+ = w/ Shells
^ = w/ Nap Eyes
% = w/ The Courtneys
Cloud Nothings
Last Building Burning
Carpark Records
(October 19, 2018)
1. On An Edge
2. Leave Him Now
3. In Shame
4. Offer An End
5. The Echo Of The World
6. Dissolution
7. So Right So Clean
8. Another Way Of Life
More about Cloud Nothings:
For a band that sticks to its impulses instead of trends, Cloud Nothings accumulates critical praise and loyal fans with the type of ease modern rock bands can only dream of. That’s because the Cleveland four-piece is the byproduct of Dylan Baldi, a frontman whose melodic intuition and musical fervor are as innate as they are impressive. Baldi’s early indie rock songs welcome pop warmly without sounding trite. His later alt-rock hooks are too busy criss-crossing guitar lines to overthink things. The urgency he writes with comes across in the vividness of his guitar. Since expanding his solo project into a proper band, Baldi has positioned Cloud Nothings as the torchbearer of the frenetic, visceral, and thundering rock of bands like The Wipers and Drive Like Jehu. It’s all alternating resolves and anticipated breakdowns. And live, it’s near impossible to dispute talent that palpable.
Looking back, it makes sense how Cloud Nothings got here. At the age of 18, Baldi gained attention after a string of lo-fi songs he recorded in the comfort of his basement began circulating online. It landed him a spot on a buzzed-about show in Brooklyn where, in turn, he caught the eyes of Carpark. His music began its upward ascent immediately. In 2010, Carpark released Turning On, a retrospective combo of the band’s debut EP and various 7″ singles. Cloud Nothings unveiled their self-titled LP the following year, a record that showcased how crisp Baldi’s hooks sound when given proper studio time. But what followed in 2012, their breakthrough LP Attack on Memory, paved a new path for the band. The album saw Baldi throw himself into his guitar while collaborating with the rest of his touring band-drummer Jayson Gerycz, bassist TJ Duke, and guitarist Joe Boyer-to create an aggressive, unrelenting, and throat-scratching album that captured not just their sound, but their collective raw energy. Cloud Nothings fleshed out that sound further on 2014’s Here and Nowhere Else, this time as a trio after Boyer’s departure. Even when Baldi, in a decision to feed his quiet fondness for pop, used 2017’s Life Without Sound to showcase his melodic inclinations, he showed a continued growth in his songwriting skills.
Cloud Nothings folds all of that forward momentum into their newest record, Last Building Burning. Just over half an hour in length, the album is a singular listen designed to mirror the experience of their live shows. Gerycz and Duke propel the rhythm section with their fastest speed to date. Baldi and guitarist Chris Brown reshape converging guitar parts into double-edged swords, reaching beyond power chords for instantly pleasing riffs that are urgent in delivery. Though the record touches on various sounds of the band’s past-“Another Way Of Life” digs its toes into the harmonies of Life Without Sound and “On An Edge” recalls the blistering peaks of Here and Nowhere Else-it showcases how untouchable the band has become. Cloud Nothings is a permanent staple of what rock music should sound like: gritty, caustic, and tireless. In that, almost a decade into their career, Cloud Nothings has become a reference point for budding rock acts while perpetually looking to outdo themselves as they go.

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