Free Music Friday! Cloud Nothings - Daytrotter Session

It's been a crazy year for Cloud Nothings since they burst onto the music scene last winter. At the time main man Dylan Baldi was eighteen, living at home, and making lo-fi indie rock on a crappy computer in his parent's suburban basement outside Cleveland. Since then, Cloud Nothings has released an EP and a handful of singles, and the band has put a few North American tours under its belt. With all the internet notoriety and their recent signing with Carpark (and Wichita for Europe), Cloud Nothings are now able to record somewhere besides the basement. For a producer, Dylan chose Baltimore's Chester Gwazda, known for his work with Dan Deacon and Future Islands. Recorded this past August in a warehouse studio in Baltimore's famed Copycat Building (home to the original Wham City and many of the city's best musicians and artists), the self-titled Cloud Nothings album shines through with a crispness and boldness that Dylan has always envisioned. The songs now sound as they do live: full of energy, precision, and catchy bits. Dylan plays all the instruments on the album, but this time without the lo-fi scuzz. The excitement and emotion are practically jumping off the grooves.

VIDEO: "Hey Cool Kid" -
http://pitchfork.com/tv/#/musicvideo/8451-cloud-nothings-hey-cool-kid-carpark

DAYTROTTER SESSION -
http://www.daytrotter.com/dt/cloud-nothings-concert/20031249-37382222.html

Cloud Nothings will release "Cloud Nothings" on Carpark Jan. 25.

MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/cloudnothings

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